It was a busy and great weekend! Yesterday we threw a party for my mom and dad’s 40th wedding anniversary…isn’t it amazing, 40 years?! My parents were married when they were 19 and 20 years old, and they are still in it for life! Relationships like those give hope that divorce isn’t inevitable!
Then today (suNdAy fUnDay!) I spent being creative with one of my best friends! Because she is such a talented barber, she is being featured in a local magazine (front page yo!), so naturally she asked me to do her makeup for her shoot (art and friends just mix so awesomely don’t they?). Honestly she is super gorgeous already and doesn’t need much for makeup, but we had fun with it! Also, I took advantage of the makeup setup and recorded it. Gideon is currently editing and turning this into a cool ass video! Stay tuned for it to be up on my blog soon!
Such a good weekend! And to top it off, I made these super delicious Energy Bites! They taste like raw cookie dough, and yes I have been one to eat cookie dough as a kid…cookie dough ice cream was my fav! But we all know chocolate chip cookies are full of sugar (I think our old recipe called for 1 cup white sugar AND 1 cup brown sugar) and white refined grains that can lead to blood sugar spikes and inflammation. Too much of this doesn’t help with our goal for youthful radiant skin!
These Energy Bites are an amazing alternative to their less healthy counterparts. These are higher in fiber, lower in sugar (and use a natural sweetener), have a source of protein and healthy fats! As with all treats, try and employ moderation! Hope you all have a lovely week ahead ♥
Raw Cookie Dough Energy Bites
Makes 13 bites
1 1/4 cups gluten free rolled oats, blended into flour
1/2 cup blanched almond flour
1 Tbsp coconut flour
1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp natural smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp butter extract (or sub more vanilla)
handful dark chocolate chips
1. In a large mixing bowl, add oil, peanut butter, maple syrup and extracts and mix with large wooden spoon until creamy. Add in the flours and salt, mix until well blended.
2. Fold in chocolate chips.
3. With clean hands, roll mixture into round bites (I scoop out about 1 Tbsp). Place on cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper and place into freezer for about 15 minutes. These are great guilt free treats and don’t require baking! Store in airtight container in freezer.