Tuesday, January 15, 2013
These are amazing! Not because I made them, they are easy as hell. They are amazing because they taste fantastic and are actually good for you. I found other recipes for energy bites, but they either used stuff I didn't want or stuff I didn't have. So, here is my version of them!
I used very loose measurements in this. As I had never made them before I didn't know what to expect. And I have learned that our humidity down here is something that I need to take into consideration while making sticky stuff. Especially when I don't want it that sticky! So, when you start to make it, use the amounts you think will work best.
1 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup ground chia seed
1/4 cup cocoa powder
5 - 6 medjool dates, pitted and rough chopped
Enough honey to make it all group together
Add oats and coconut to food processor and pulse until a fine meal has formed. Add chia and cocoa powder and pulse some more. Drop in the dates and give it another whirl, at this point it should resemble a course powder, with some packing ability. Turn the processor on and slowly add honey. Mine formed a dough after about 1/4 cup honey, but it could be different for you.
Once the dough is formed you should be able to take a teaspoon sized scoop and roll it into a ball in the palms of your hands. I ended up with insanely messy hands, but the end result is completely worth it. This made about 24 small bites.
Our 4 year old loves them, and so do I! My husband even gave it his seal of approval, and he doesn't like sweet stuff.
These are loaded in fiber, have anti-inflammatory properties, and a nice boost of iron. And chia seeds are chock full of anti-oxidants.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I will admit that when I first read this I thought it was cute. For girls.
Then it dawned on me that it is a powerful realization to come to as a woman. No woman deserves to cry because of someone else. And while we might all know it, it is a completely different thing to take it as your own stance.
Raising my daughter has caused me to analyze every way I handle and present myself, as I know she looks up to me. And for better or worse, she is going to model some of my behaviors. It is up to me to do everything I can to ensure she knows she deserves to be treated with respect, love, equality, and probably a million more things I can't think of right now.
Yeah, no pressure :)