Humpity hump, Humpity Hump. Happy Wednesday Friends! I wanted to thank you, new and faithful commenters alike, for you positive response to my 4-Ingredient Homemade Hummus Recipe. I hope you try it and maybe it’ll help you break your Sabra addictions.
What else have I been up to? I whipped up a quick-n-chocolatey raw vegan dessert that requires nothing but a bowl, spoon, and the freezer. Music to your tastebuds, I know.
Averie’s Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snow Balls
1.5 cups shredded coconut
3/4 c maple syrup (or agave to be technically raw)
3/4 c cocoa powder
Dash Vanilla Extract
Optional: 1/4 c coconut oil (I used it and encourage it!)
Optional: 1/4 c chia seeds (did not use it in today’s blend)
Mix all the ingredients together by hand
Vegan Chocolate Heaven in the house
Transfer to a container for the freezer.
If you want to make Snow Balls by hand, hence the name of the recipe, feel free to make golf-ball sized choco-balls and then freeze. You’ll probably yield 15 balls or so.
I was not feeling super inspired to roll the mix into balls. Instead, I just scooped things outta the container with an ice cream scooper as needed when I raided the freezer.
…And here’s where I have that ice cream scooper ready for the frozen Choco Coconut Snowball dig-out fest.
I dug out a ball. (So much TWSS potential there….)
A Big Chunk Went Missing from the Container
Thick, rich, fudgey, sweet. Fast-n-easy, no specialty appliances required, either. Pretty much everything you’d want in a dessert. And let’s not forgot those health benefits of coconut and coconut oil. Everything from an immune system boost to increased healing. So you can keep on convincing yourself why it’s good for you to eat this little dessert. I’m just what the Doctor Ordered.
After I raided the freezer, I raided my pantry and was looking through my nut butter stash…
…I made a bowl of oats for Scott, threw in some cinny & brown sugar, raisins, and topped them with a Sunbutter and Barney Butter Combo courtesy of a Barney Butter Sample I got. For all inquiring minds, Barney Butter is Peanut-Free. It’s Almond Butter and mighty yummy!
I also got some You Bars to Sample. For anyone who hasn’t heard of these, they are suuuuper cool! Why are they cool? Because you get to build your own bar! So you get to customize your own bar, shake or trail mix based on whatever ingredients float your boat! What a great idea, why didn’t I think of that?
I like the Nutrional Stats but love that Dates are the first ingredient on this pre-made chocolate bar
Tip of the Day: Remember the Me & Gogi I reviewed yesterday, well Wednesday, October 21st they are going to be on the Today Show at about 9am Eastern time and they are offering free shipping on all orders over $15 on Wednesday only. I know some of you wrote to tell me you were gonna wait to order, well you may wanna get on that for the free $hipping action.
Things today were brought to you in VeganMofo spirit.
Yoga today is Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III). I love this pose because it really works your balance. Best thing to do is pick a focal point or dristi and once you feel steady, start to slowly extend your arms and your leg. Don’t be lookin’ around. Keep your gaze steady as it will steady your balance.
Tip of the Day: Missy’s GiveAway
Does anyone have a favorite Tea they want to tell me about? I have been trying to get more into teas lately and although they just don’t fully cut it for me because I am just a coffee drinker at heart, there are so many great seasonal and holiday blends coming out this time of year, what are your faves?
Stay Tuned for another Chocolate Dessert recipe… I don’t ever want to hear you’re sick of chocolate desserts!
Til then, enjoy a Snowball!…