I’ve been dying to make some no bake protein bites with my favorite REBBL elixirs for the longest time. I was meal prepping about a week ago when I had the biggest craving for vanilla. That doesn’t usually happen often so I figured why not indulge, use one of my Vanilla Spice Protein REBBL Elixirs and get to work?
This is a super quick and easy recipe. Less than 10 ingredients and 15 minutes will get you a yummy nutritious treat that the whole family can enjoy! The best part? You get to experience all of the benefits of adaptogens Maca, Reishi & Ashwagandha. Each of these powerful Ayurvedic super-herbs have been known to enhance vitality, stamina, and energy. You can read all about adaptogens here!
Health & Nutritional Benefits
Here are some of the nutrition & health benefits of the raw ingredients in this recipe:
You can tweak the ingredients as you’re making these bites to your preference. I added extra cinnamon, coconut flakes and a pinch extra vanilla for a little more sweet than nutty flavor. These bites came out extremely moist due to the REBBL Vanilla Spice Protein Elixir. If you find your batch too wet, just add more ground rolled oats to soak up the excess moisture.
Add dates to a food processor and pulse/mix until small bites remain or a ball forms. Scoop out and set aside.
Add walnuts to the food processor and pulse into a fine meal. Then add rolled oats, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseed meal and sea salt. Pulse a few more times to combine. (Make sure you don't overmix or the walnuts will turn into butter.)
Add the dates back in along with the nut butter & REBBL Vanilla Spice Protein elixir. Mix/pulse to combine. The result should be a moist dough-like mixture. If too wet, add a bit more rolled oats or hemp seeds. If too dry add more nut or seed butter.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Then scoop out rounded tablespoon amounts and carefully form into balls. I used my hands and had no problem forming the balls. The amount of bites depends on how big or small you roll them.
By now, you guys have seen my husband and I cook together occasionally on my IG stories. It’s actually one of our favorite things to do together! We’re so excited to partner with Wines of Provence to show you how we #FallIntoRosé with our favorite Easy Gluten Free Vegan Pizza recipe!
After two kids and 11 years of building, we realize now more than ever how important it is to spend one on one time together. We can’t always find a sitter for the kids so we improvise and head to the kitchen. Next, we turn on our favorite tunes and #FallIntoRose for some kitchen therapy! Watch us make our pizza below!
Hubs prefers red wine while I lean towards white wines. Rosé is the perfect wine for us because it has characteristics of both red and white wine. Marriage is all about compromise right? Thanks Wines of Provence!..lol.
If you’re looking for a high quality rosé, chances are your wine will be from France, specifically Provence. #RoséAllDay is a lifestyle in Provence. About 89% of the region is devoted to making rosé. In fact, France alone accounts for a third of the world’s rosé! Apparently we’re starting to #FallIntoRosé stateside since Americans drink 13% of the world’s rosé. The huge increase, by almost 47%, of Provence rosé exports in volume to the U.S. between 2015 and 2016 is mostly driven by millenials.
The Provence region also has a multitude of red and white wines if you’re not a huge fan of rosé. The Wines of Provence directory is full of information about the grapes, the region, what to drink, when to drink it – typically during the summer months.
My husband and I are big on spice and flavor due to our West Indian roots. Rosé pairs extremely well with spicy and smoky dishes. We decided to pair our glasses with our homemade Sicilian pizza and it was a HIT! This pizza is vegan, gluten-free, smoky, spicy and loaded with flavor! Here’s the recipe!
one 16 ozpackageGluten Free Pizza Crust Mix(3-1/4 cups)
2-1/4tspYeast Packet(included with gluten free crust package)
2 flax eggs
1 bag vegan mozzarella shreds ( I use Daiya & SO Delicious)
vegan sausage (Field Roast Italian or Smoked Apple & Sage work best)
vegan ricotta (Kite Hill)
cashew “parmesan” cheese (recipe here)
red chili flakes
Preheat oven to 425°F and oil two 12-inch pizza pans or one 16-inch pizza pan.
In a large bowl, combine water and yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes while the yeast dissolves. Stir in eggs and oil. Add GF Pizza Crust Mix and stir until ingredients are completely combined.
Leaving dough in the bowl, split in half for two pizzas or keep whole for one large pizza. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise 20 minutes.
Place dough in the center of the prepared pizza pan(s). Cover each piece of dough with a large piece of plastic wrap. Using a rolling-pin or your hands, roll or press the dough flat to fit the pan. Use your fingers on top of the plastic to create a crust edge, if desired.
Remove plastic wrap and bake without toppings for 7 minutes.
Remove from oven and cover with your favorite sauce and toppings. Bake for an additional 15 – 18 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Makes two 12-inch pizzas or one 16-inch pizza.
The food pairings with rosé are endless. The best part? You can sit back & enjoy a glass all year round! You can learn more about Wines of Provence here. How will you #RoséAllYear ?
Hey Guys! I’ve partnered with Immaculate Baking Company to share a fun and super easy twist on Halloween treats! Do you remember seeing chocolate chip cookies dressed up (mainly filled) with all types of candy around Halloween as a kid? Well, I’ve found a way to do the same that is guilt-free and actually DELICIOUS!
To keep it real, I only trust a handful of baking mixes. I also am not always about that “bake from scratch with 50 million ingredients” life so it helps to have a mix or two on hand for convenience. Immaculate Baking Company’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix is gluten-free, non-gmo, organic, all natural, and made with no preservatives or bleached flour. Just REAL, whole food ingredients! I grabbed a box at my local Fairway Market and got straight to baking! If you don’t have a dairy allergy you’re in luck! Immaculate Baking Company has a TON of refrigerated dough options for pie crusts, cinnamon rolls, and of course cookies!
It literally took me less than 20 minutes to prep and bake these babies! Since I don’t use eggs in any of my desserts, I subbed the 1 egg required with flaxseed meal egg replacer. All you need is 1 tablespoon of organic flaxseed meal and 3 tablespoons of filtered water. Let is stand for 5 minutes and you’re good to go! I used dairy free butter as well.
It still baffles me as to how easy, quick and convenient this cookie mix is! I decided to add some plant-based dark chocolate quinoa crisps into the mix (think m&m’s but non-gmo). Next, I topped of with plant-based peanut butter cookie dough icing. WHOA! I wasn’t ready for how yummy these treats turned out. Crispy, soft, chewy and packed with chocolate. Game changer for sure!
Mix cookie mix, butter, flax egg, vanilla into bowl until dough is formed. Add candy and continue to stir. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes until edges are golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes. Add dollop of frosting, candy of choice and a pinch of chocolate chips.
Hey guys! Are you one of those people who eats breakfast and then you’re hungry an hour later? Maybe you end up binging on snacks and sweets at the office to hold you over until lunch? Or do you live with a digestive issue or two that leaves you in pain or bloated at the most inconvenient times? Well, this nutrient dense breakfast smoothie recipe will help to combat both hunger and digestive issues in just a few gulps!
Lashing out, being short on patience or straight up turning into Cruella deVille on your co-workers or family when hungry? You need this breakfast smoothie in your life! To combat hunger pains, I added 1 teaspoon of flaxseed meal and 2 teaspoons of chia seeds. Both are PACKED with fiber, iron, omega 3-s and help with digestive issues. Flaxseed also promotes the following:
Weight & fat loss by reducing sugar cravings.
Reduce skin dryness and flakiness while improving symptoms of acne, rosacea, and eczema.
Anti-inflammatory (FYI: inflamed bodies hold onto excess weight),
Reduce gut inflammation (great for Crohn’s patients)
Reduce cholesterol levels
Promotes healthy hair & nails.
You can read more about the endless health benefits of flaxseed here!
Make sure your frozen banana is soft enough to be blended without harming your blender’s blade. Blend all ingredients for about 90 seconds to 2 minutes and serve immediately. If you prefer “frothy” aka thicker smoothies just add more rolled oats.
Topping recommendations: Sprouted Granola, cacao nibs, chia seeds, fruit of choice but I recommend banana with a dash of cinnamon. I topped mine with One Degree Organics Cacao Sprouted Granola
I drank this smoothie around 8:00 am and was not hungry until 12:30pm to give you an idea of how well this baby fights hunger.
A couple of quick notes: I added dates, cinnamon and vanilla for sweetness. Just keep in mind that dates are VERY HIGH in sugar content (approx 65g of sugar per 100 gram serving). Although it’s natural sugar, it is still sugar and should be consumed in moderation. Chia seeds were added for a boost of omega-3’s and fiber, brain food!
What is your favorite breakfast smoothie? Let me know if you try this recipe. For more holistic nutrition inspo follow my second page @healedbyfood
Bloat and Hunger Blasting Breakfast Smoothie
This smoothie will leave your belly full while promoting a healthy digestive tract & eliminating bloat.
Fall is upon us which means plenty of hot cocoa and warm spicy tonics! If you follow my insta-stories then you know this year I got hooked to Rebbl’s Plant Based Cold Coffee & Coconut Milk Elixirs. I’ve been having a hard time purchasing 2 out of my 3 go-to flavors, Reishi Chocolate & Maca Cold Brew. Reason being the few stores that carry the brand in my area go out of stock just as fast as they’re delivered! I decided to make my own Rebbl dupe to their Reishi Chocolate last week. I was shocked as to how good it tastes! My dupe has less sugar and isn’t as thick but hits all the right spots! Your bank account will take less of a hit with this DIY dupe also. Let me know if you try and how it tastes!
Adaptogenic Coconut Milk Elixir (Inexpensive Dupe to Rebbl)
Add ingredients to together in blender and blend for 2-3 minutes. White specks from Reishi should not be visible after blending. If you prefer your drink warm you can heat up coconut milk separately and then blend additional ingredients afterwards.