Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

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….the lucky winner of the Amazing Grass Chocolate Superfood Give Away is


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chrystad72 said…

id love to use the powder in all sorts of things from drinks to muffins!

How was Monday and getting back to the grind after a long holiday weekend?  I love long weekends; more time to spend with my family, more time to unwind, and just more timeSeems there’s never enough hours in the day, right?!  My Monday was super busy, but really productive.  Took yoga, taught yoga, networked with some other yoga teachers I’ve just recently met.  Did some housework, blog work, itunes playlists organizing kind of work, and of course took care of my little pumpkin, Skylar, and can proudly say I’ve only sung the abc’s 23 times today, down from my usual 57.

Thank you for the amazing compliments and yummy reviews on my Vegan Creme de Menthe Bars that are No-Bake, Gluten & Soy Free.  The recipe is really easy and takes 20 minutes, tops.  If creme de menthe isn’t your thing, peppermint extract works really well, too.  I am sincerely blown away by how many of you wrote in to tell me how awesome they looked and also for the high praise you give me as a vegan, and largely raw, chefI am humbled, thank you!!!! 

Speaking of a great recipe with Peppermint Extract, check out my Guest Post that I did on Diana of Soap & Chocolate’s Blog.  It’s a Raw Vegan Donut Hole Recipe that’s been winterized and pepperminted for the holidays:  Raw Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Donut Holes! 

But let’s talk about the past day of eats & treats around here…
I tore into a Pro Bar Koka Moka flavor

By no means a “light” bar considering it’s not really that large, but it the ingredients list doesn’t make me squirm, which is nice.

Guess who loves these?  Skylar does.  Yes, apparently she’s a chip off the ole block and she enjoys this chocolate and coffee-flavored bar.  Hmmm, wonder who she takes after with the choc & coffee?

Looks to me like a real chunk of dried papaya.  Sooo good.

I also tore into a bag of my TJ’s Mango Chunks.  I love mango.  And I love frozen fruit.  Match made in chilly fruity heaven.

I also tore into my mail and found a couple surprises.  First, I won Michelle of LuckyTasteBuds’ Give Away.  Thank you again, Michelle, for hooking up the Give Away me.  And I love my Dr. Flacker’s Crackers.

Why wouldn’t I love them?  They’re right up my alley: GF, Raw, High in Protein & Fiber.  Love it!  Thanks Dr. Flacker’s & Michelle!

I also got this lovely yoga mat from Aurorae Yoga

And there was this awesome color chart that breaks down some key points of each color.  For instance the Mat I received in green represents: Soothing, Renewal, Intellect, Nature, Self Control, Gentle & Harmonious

And here’s a Photo from their Site.  Their aerial photograhy is better than mine.  My pics keep chopping off part of the mat.  I’m a yogi, not a photographer, what can I say.  What I can say is that I love that the mat has this focal point that helps center your focus and steadies the mind.  It’s a lovely drishti, or gazing point.  And the mat’s thickness is just perfect.  At a 1/4 inch it’s not too thin & flimsy nor is it too thick and heavy to tote around.  Two Thumbs Up on the Aurorae Yoga Mat Here’s their Amazon Link, too.

So Moving Along…
Remember when I was all excited that I received some Amazing Grass Products?

 

I was most excited by this Chocolate Action

And I decided to whip up a batch of my Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs with Chocolate Green Super Food

Click Here for the Recipe….

…But rather than using 3/4 c cocoa powder, I simply used a heaping 1/2 c cocoa powder AND 1 serving of Chocolate Amazing Grass PowderResult?  Tastes just as delish, but with a little extra antioxidant boost and the alkalizing power of green superfoods, tucked away in your chocolate dessert.  Basically, good stuff for you in the raw vegan chocolate coconut dessert action.  Just call me sneaky chef.

Fresh greenery over the past few days has included a leftover turkey, garden veggie, and green salad with ranch dressing for Scott.

And for me, what else, but some Kale.  I think Gena, VeggieGirl, and I are joined at the hip in that regard because we each seem to eat kale nearly daily.  Love my kale I tell ya!  I dressed this kale, cauli, cuke, and tomato salad with my Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing.

The dressing is sweet & tangy, and with the crunch of the veggies, lately I can’t get enough of this combo.  As I am sure you can tell from the similarity of the photos.

For Dessert, what else, but a Vegan Creme de Menthe Bar.   Thin Mints meet Buttercream Frosting meet Chocolate Layery GoodnessAnd Gluten & Soy Free.

And No-Bake, so they’re ready in 20 minutes.

And if you aren’t into those, what about a Raw Vegan Chocolate Snowball, either today’s AmazingGrass Variety…

or the Old Stand By Recipe?
 

And don’t forget about the Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowball Variety if that’s up your Dark Choc alley.

Yoga Today is the Standing Splits (Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana)

Tip of the Days:  Holiday Season Eating Strategies include:  
Don’t starve yourself before an event in an effort to “save your calories” for a big party and walk in ravenous and then eat a tray’s worth of greasy appetizers that you wouldn’t have otherwise chosen.
Limit the sugary and calorically dense drinks & spirits, both alcoholic and non-alcoholicEggnog and peppermint lattes come to mind.   

Stay on track with your exercise program.   Don’t cheat or get sloppy with your dietary choices AND your exercise program and expect to stay on track.   

BUT….Be gentle and kind to yourself if you do fall off track.  Just get back up and on track as soon as possible and don’t sweat it!!!!!

And really, just enjoy the holiday season and remember to hug your friends and family because it’s about good times with your loved ones this time of year above all else!!!

What do you do if you go to a party or a restaurant and everyone else is raving about the food but for whatever reason, it’s not your cup of tea?  Either it’s totally unhealthy, it’s not vegetarian/vegan and you are, you’re allergic/intolerant to it, or it’s just plain gross but everyone else seems to be fine with it.  What do you do?  Fake a few bites?  Just say no thank you?  Tell the hostess honestly you didn’t like it? (yeah, right)  But what do you do when you don’t like the food that is being served when you’re out?

Stay Tuned For Moon Talk.  Time to get a little Hippy Dippy…

   

182 Responses to “Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs”

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    *Naomi* — December 4, 2009 at 10:16 am

    wooo yess! i LOVE KAYS they make the best products I want the sample pack because there are so many products I havent tried yet like the kruncheez!

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    *Naomi* — December 4, 2009 at 10:16 am

    you are on my reader!

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    *Naomi* — December 4, 2009 at 10:17 am

    and blogroll :)

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    *Naomi* — December 4, 2009 at 10:18 am

    i went to the website and learned
    These products can help to sustain energy, manage weight loss, and stabilize blood sugar

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    *Naomi* — December 4, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Your body cannot handle gluten (wheat, barley, spelt, kamut, etc.), dairy (cow, sheep, goat), or soy. Once you eliminated these foods from your diet, your health and wellness improved dramatically!!

    I learned that about you!!!

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    *Naomi* — December 4, 2009 at 10:21 am

    your raw desserts?!?! well I have always wanted to make that pumpkin pie! it is so simple and i love the crust how it is made out of almonds!

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    *Naomi* — December 4, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I will post about your giveaway on my post today! :)

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    insideiamdancing — December 4, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I want to try the cookie bites- sound too good to be true. Yum!

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    insideiamdancing — December 4, 2009 at 11:33 am

    you are in my reader

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    insideiamdancing — December 4, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I learned that you follow the diet you do primarily for health reasons :)

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    insideiamdancing — December 4, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I want to make your blondie macaroons!

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    Elizabeth Jarrard — December 4, 2009 at 11:46 am

    i've been wanting to try their protein cerel for a while!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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    Elizabeth Jarrard — December 4, 2009 at 11:46 am

    i followed @kaynaturals

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    Elizabeth Jarrard — December 4, 2009 at 11:47 am

    and i follow you :) on twitter and in my reader!

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    Elizabeth Jarrard — December 4, 2009 at 11:47 am

    i learned from the kay naturals website that they are all gluten free

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    K from ksgoodeats — December 4, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I linked back this morning :)

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel — December 4, 2009 at 2:56 pm
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    RunToTheFinish — December 4, 2009 at 3:28 pm
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    RunToTheFinish — December 4, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    i would like to win because I think it's great to have a tasty option for protein now that I am rarely eating meat

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    RunToTheFinish — December 4, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    i am a follwer

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    Kelsey — December 4, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    gahh! everything looks awesome!

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    Susan — December 4, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Ahh this giveaway rocks! Cinnamon toast pretzel sticks sound dee-vine!

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    Susan — December 4, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Added you to my reader!

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    alittlebitgone — December 4, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I love freebiesss ( i'm a college student !!) but i just think its an awsome way to experience foods you wouldnt try otherwise ..oh and no i've never actually won a giveaway.
    hmm wellll i learned that you don't have to be a complete raw foodie…but make the most of the food you do eat.

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    nycblueeyes — December 4, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I do not have a blog, but you are on my google reader… I lurk everyday :-)

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    Anonymous — December 4, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I would buy the White CHeddar Krunckeez and I'd love to winthe sample pack because I like to try healthy new snacks.

    Nycole
    knycks1@aol.com

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    Emily — December 4, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I'm always snacking and need to find some healthier alternatives.

    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    Julie — December 4, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    ahhh Kays Naturals is the GREATEST snack on earth :) mmmmm!

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    Julie — December 4, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    oh crap! you know you're on my google reader and i follow you on the tweets ;)

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    Blair — December 4, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I would LOVEEE to try the kruncheez and those cookies too!

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    Paige@ RunningaroundNormal — December 4, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    The honey almond cookie bites sound amaaazing!

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    Paige@ RunningaroundNormal — December 4, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I follow you already, but how was I not following you on Twitter?! Am now:)

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    Paige@ RunningaroundNormal — December 4, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    And I also just tweeted. hehe!

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    Devan Geselle — December 4, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I would LOVE to try that protien cereal!
    i have heard a bunch about it in "blog land"
    tee hee

    oh! I made more raw cookie dough balls for a potluck last night!
    everyone. loved. them.

    i didnt snap a picture.. it was a last minute. i-need-something-quick
    10 minutes and delicious- quick
    ;-)

    your a rock star

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    Devan Geselle — December 4, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    oh. and love
    you are most most definatly in my blog roll
    as i love you
    and i'd love to try these kay naturals things;-)

    XO

    OH! and I finally got a good nights sleep. dang full moon.

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    Amy — December 4, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I just started following you – which I wanted to do. I need all the inspiration I can get to keep eating right!
    Blessing!
    Amy

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    Laurie — December 4, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Ohhh my goodness those snacks look delicious! I'd love to try the cookie bites.. hey, they're healthier of course! And I'd love to win a sample pack because everything looks delicious!

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    ktbwood — December 4, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    id LOVE to try the apple cinnamon protien cereal!!

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    Amy — December 4, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I added you to my blogroll too. :)

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    Stefanie — December 4, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    You are in my Google Reader!

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    Stefanie — December 4, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I am a follower!

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    Molly B — December 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    I would love the protein cereal, and I would love to win the sample pack because as a kindergarten teacher I am always looking for quick and balanced snacks!

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    Molly B — December 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    You are in my google reader!

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    Molly B — December 4, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    I learned that Kay's products provide a complete amino acid profile.

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    Molly B — December 4, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I commented on your "About Me" page!

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    Erica — December 5, 2009 at 12:27 am

    oh gosh- I need this goodness! Extra ways to get protein- I'm so in. Plus I've NEVER tried their products and they sound fantastic!

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    Diana — December 5, 2009 at 5:20 am

    I'd love to try the protein chips!

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    Diana — December 5, 2009 at 5:22 am

    I really like that Kay's naturals makes their products with all natural ingredients (not typical for my chip/cereal/cookie snackage)!

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    Diana — December 5, 2009 at 5:22 am

    I'm following you in my google reader!

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    Susan — December 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    How have I not entered this yet!? I want to try the honey almond protein cereal. Protein cereal is such an awesome idea!

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