Ah! I feel like since the last time I blogged I have eaten so many wonderful goodies and it’s only been five days. I decided to do one post showing off some of the tasty treats I’ve nommed on including a few snacks (smoothies) and a lunch I had. I often find myself taking pictures of my recipes but never remembering the measurements of the ingredients I used. However, these few recipes are super easy that if you know what to put in it, putting them together is a pretty simple task.
First up is my lunch the other day. Super easy. I had no clue what to make so I thought… why not throw down a chickpea salad? The best. All you have to do is take 1/2 cup chickpeas, mash them up and mix in a tablespoon or so of guacamole (or 1/4 avocado). I sometimes will add sliced up celery, cucumbers or spinach. A dash of salt and pepper, you’re good to go. Smear it on some Ezekial toast with arugula, diced tomatoes and coconut bacon. It is extremely filling yet a light lunch that only takes 5-10 minutes to put together!
My next creation was a smoothie bowl that resembles a cherry sorbet. I literally blended fresh cherries with a frozen banana and almond milk. Seriously god bless America – it was super sweet and sorbet-like. Perfect 4th of July treat.
On Friday after my workout I made a smoothie from OhSheGlows. I’ve mentioned her before on here and have said wonderful things about her cookbook/website. I love everything she whips up and this smoothie is no different. It was hands down the best chocolate protein shake I’ve ever made because it tasted 100% like a chocolate milkshake from a diner. I kid you not.
It consisted of a frozen banana, unsweetened cocoa powder, 1.5 tbsp hemp seeds, 3 small dates, large handfuls of ice and 1 cup of almond milk. To make it extra thick just keep adding ice because that’s what I did.
Lastly, these little fun protein balls I whipped up. The cookie dough balls I had made a few weeks ago were a hit with my friends and I wanted to re-create them with a bit of different ingredients. I used a tablespoon and teaspoon to measure some of the ingredients out but kept adding and what not so I don’t remember it. I decided to wing it and see what I would come up with. I made these with a few chunks of dark chocolate, 2-3 tbsp of coconut flour (you can find this at Trader Joe’s for $4! Such a steal), 1 or 2 tablespoons of agave/maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 tbsp of chunky peanut butter. They were a tad dry but once frozen for a few hours, they were quite tasty. I really do think anything with nut butter + coconut oil frozen will taste amazing when frozen. Just a fact.
Hope you enjoy some of these random bites because I sure did 🙂