Lunch a few days ago 😊 oat vanilla waffles topped with half a raw vegan chocolate bar, granola, cacao nibs, banana, mulberries and mint 😍 i just posted the recipe on my instagram (knfx) if you are intrested 😊
VEGAN MINT CHIP SMOOTHIE. Good morning, sweet ones. I stopped and started this post several times, because each time I began, I found myself writing something darker than the time before. My heart has been heavy. Heavy with Nice. Heavy with the United States. Heavy with Turkey. Heavy. One day I let myself sink deep into it, curl down into the sadness, and only emerge to paint my nails sparkly blue. It was the best I could do in that moment, and it was most certainly not enough.
My father and I have been exchanging phone calls about all of the murders, the killings, the coups. Our talks often have long pockets of silence in them, heart openings so big neither of us have anything to say to fill them. We murmur things like just awful, can you believe, horrifying. And at the end of each call, we willingly attempt to dull our minds into submission, forgetting. Because that willing forgetfulness seems to be the only way to move forward.
Yesterday, though, I got a voicemail from my father that said something different.
When you’re feeling down, have some chocolate!! Chocolate, as in raw cacao, is the purest form of chocolate you can consume and is thought to be the highest source of antioxidants of all foods. Cacao boosts the level of serotonin, the feel good chemical, in the brain and therefore acts as an antidepressant, promoting an overall sense of well-being.
Specially made order at one of my all time favourite places in Sydney ☺️ I used to go there at least once a week for nearly two years. It became the place where I read, studied, relaxed and reflected. It holds a very special place in my heart and is still my happy place now 🌈
Quinoa Coconut-Cacao Bar Melt together: 6 Tbsp coconut oil 2 Tbsp coconut butter 4 heaping Tbsp of raw cacao powder (or regular unsweetened cocoa powder will do, if you don’t have cacao) 2 Tbsp of maple syrup pinch of salt Stir in 1 cup Puffed Quinoa Cereal ¼ cup Cranberries ¼ cup pistachios Pour into a lined loaf pan and chill until set.
:: walnuts + dates + oats + raw cacao powder + sunflower seeds + chia seeds + maple syrup + coconut oil + cinnamon + himalayan salt ::
one of these lil balls fills me up with so much nourishing goodness & immediately my cravings for chocolate or sugar simply fade away… they are raw vegan :) just blend it altogether & roll them into balls! in joy! ~*~
Coco-Cacao Energy Truffles Power up your afternoon with these scrummy treats. These babies are nut free. Great on the go energy boosting snack!
Ingredients: 1 cup of gluten free rolled oats 1 cup puffed rice ¼ cup seeds (flaxseeds, pepitas and sunflower kernals) ¼ cup shredded coconut (set some extra aside) ½ cup sultanas ½ cup dried cranberries ¼ cup cacao nibs 1 tablespoon coconut butter 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup 2 drops vanilla essence
Blend until smooth. Using hands, form balls and coat in shredded coconut.
Tip: These can be kept in the fridge or the freezer
in an airtight container, or wrapped individually in aluminium foil as a
quick take away snack.