No-Bake Cranberry Coconut Mood-Boosting Bites

November 14th, 2018 | no comments

Don’t let their size fool you; these little bites are rich in antioxidant, mood-boosting ingredients like maca root powder and cacao nibs. Other Earthfoods worth mentioning in this recipe: unsweetened coconut flakes and ground flaxseeds!

Held together with “peanut only” crunchy peanut butter (the oily/drippy kind works best) and a drizzle of pure maple syrup, No-Bake Cranberry Coconut Mood-Boosting Bites are the perfect little treat for when you want something sweet after dinner (which I always do!) and are craving a little nutrition too.

Having that usual cranky family member over for Thanksgiving dinner? Adaptogenic maca root powder is known for boosting both energy and mood! So consider whipping up a batch and offering one to Mr./Mrs. Grumpy Pants for dessert (a glass of wine wouldn’t hurt either…for both you and the grumpster! 🙂 ).  

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No-Bake Cranberry Coconut Mood-Boosting Bites
Held together with "peanut only" crunchy peanut butter (the oily/drippy kind works best) and a drizzle of pure maple syrup, these bites are the perfect little treat for when you want something sweet after dinner and are craving a little nutrition too. 2 Earthfoods per bite: ♥♥
Course Sweet Treats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
bites
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened Let's Do Organic or Bob's Red Mill brand
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free oats, dry
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs Navitas brand
  • 2 tbsp. maca powder Navitas brand
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter (oily kind works best) "Peanuts" are the only ingredient (salt is OK too)
  • 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup
Course Sweet Treats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
bites
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened Let's Do Organic or Bob's Red Mill brand
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free oats, dry
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs Navitas brand
  • 2 tbsp. maca powder Navitas brand
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter (oily kind works best) "Peanuts" are the only ingredient (salt is OK too)
  • 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix coconut through maca powder until combined. In a smaller bowl, whisk together peanut butter and maple syrup.
  2. Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and fold together until well incorporated. If mixture is too dry, add a little more peanut butter.
  3. Scoop a little less than a ping pong ball-size amount for each bite and with clean hands, roll into a ball. Store in sealed container in refrigerator. Enjoy! 🙂
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per serving (serving size = 1 bite): Calories: 160Total Fat: 11 g; Saturated Fat: 4 g; Sodium: 50 mg; Potassium: 105 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 13 g; Dietary fiber: 4 g; Net Carbohydrates: 9 grams; Sugar: 5 g (3 grams added sugar from maple syrup); Protein: 5 g

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Spicy Vegetarian “Meat” Loaf (hubby’s favorite)

August 23rd, 2018 | no comments

Looking for a nutritious and delicious alternative to animal protein for your meatless Monday meals? I think you’ll find this recipe to be fun, flavorful and versatile. And talk about a nutrient powerhouse! You’re getting fiber and protein from red lentils, B-vitamins from nutritional yeast, and omega-3 fats from ground flax seed. 

  • Add a slice of Spicy Vegetarian “Meat” Loaf to your salad
  • Serve it alongside roasted veggies, eggs, or Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
  • Or just grab a slice for a snack!

Don’t like spice? Simply remove the cayenne pepper!

I like to bake two loaves at a time, store one in the refrigerator and freeze the other for a quick meal solution. 

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Spicy Vegetarian "Meat" Loaf (hubby's favorite)
Looking for a nutritious and delicious alternative to animal protein for your meatless Monday meals? I think you'll find this recipe to be fun, flavorful and versatile. Plus, it's loaded with fiber, protein, B-vitamins, and omega-3 fats. 2 Earthfoods per serving: ♥♥
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes (to boil lentils and bake loaf)
Servings
slices
Ingredients
  • 2 cups red lentils, cooked (about 1 cup dry) I like Bob's Red Mill brand
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats, dry
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast Bragg or Red Star brand
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • 1 large organic, free-range egg, whisked
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 8 oz. vegetable stock or water
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes (to boil lentils and bake loaf)
Servings
slices
Ingredients
  • 2 cups red lentils, cooked (about 1 cup dry) I like Bob's Red Mill brand
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats, dry
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast Bragg or Red Star brand
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • 1 large organic, free-range egg, whisked
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 8 oz. vegetable stock or water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400℉. Place all ingredients except vegetable stock into a bowl and mix until well-combined.
  2. Add the vegetable stock and stir thoroughly. Spoon the mixture into a loaf pan and place in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until firm and slightly browned.
  3. Cool slightly, flip pan over onto a cutting board to release the loaf. Cut into slices and serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per serving: Calories: 150; Total Fat: 3 grams; Saturated Fat: 0.3 grams; Sodium: 90 mg; Potassium: 420 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 23 grams; Dietary Fiber: 9 grams; Net Carbohydrates: 14 grams; Sugar: 1 gram (0 grams added sugar); Protein: 10 grams

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