Chocolate Almond Protein Balls


You know when you throw together a recipe without measuring one thing? Well this is that recipe! I will give you the measurements of what I “eyeballed” but you can definitely tweak it to your liking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 tbs carob powder
  • 1/2 scoop Vega vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbs flax meal
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 2 tbs sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup crushed almonds
  • 2 tbs unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • Small handful of Enjoy Life dairy free small chocolate chips 

Directions:

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then mix in all of the wet ingredients. Like I said before, I didn’t measure so you may need to add a little more maple syrup or a drop of water so it’s not too dry. Roll into small balls and then coat them in coconut flakes. 

Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet in the freezer for 2 hours and then transfer to freezer safe container. 

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Energy Balls

It’s that time of year again when everything turns to pumpkin! If you’re a fan of pumpkin, then you will love these little energy balls! They are perfect to give you that extra bit of oomph that you need in the afternoon between lunch and dinner!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups gluten free oats
  • 2 tbs flax meal
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup organic pure maple syrup 
  • 1/4 cup small dairy free chips

Directions:

Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper and set aside. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Once mixed, add the remainder of the ingredients and stir. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Freeze them for about 2 hours on the sheet and then transfer to a freezer bag or airtight container.

Feel free to pack them in your gym bag as a post workout snack or as an afternoon pick me up!

Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Salad


It’s a beautiful day, and I was craving a Greek salad. Instead, I threw together what I had in my fridge and pantry and came up with this meal. And, as I’m chopping the veggies, they just so happened to form a heart! This recipe makes enough so you can eat it for lunches during the week too!

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package 

1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained

3/4 cucumber seeded and chopped 

1 1/2 cups of tomatoes cut in half

1/2 cup kalamata olives, sliced

1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped

Juice of 1 lemon

4 tbs olive oil 

Red wine vinegar

Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Cook the quinoa according to the package. Chop all your veggies and have them ready on a cutting board and rinse and drain the chickpeas. Once quinoa is done cooking, transfer to a large bowl and stir it with 2 tbs of olive oil and some salt and pepper. Once the quinoa mixture is room temperature (takes about 15-20 min to cool) then stir in all the veggies and chickpeas. Add the remaining 2 tbs of olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon and some salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Salad


It’s a beautiful day, and I was craving a Greek salad. Instead, I threw together what I had in my fridge and pantry and came up with this meal. And, as I’m chopping the veggies, they just so happened to form a heart! This recipe makes enough so you can eat it for lunches during the week too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package 
  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cucumber seeded and chopped 
  • 1 1/2 cups of tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tbs olive oil 
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Cook the quinoa according to the package. Chop all your veggies and have them ready on a cutting board and rinse and drain the chickpeas. Once quinoa is done cooking, transfer to a large bowl and stir it with 2 tbs of olive oil and some salt and pepper. Once the quinoa mixture is room temperature (takes about 15-20 min to cool) then stir in all the veggies and chickpeas. Add the remaining 2 tbs of olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon and some salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Spicy Avocado Toast

Ingredients:

  • One toasted slice of whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 juice of a small lemon
  • Chili powder (dash)
  • Garlic powder (dash)
  • Cayenne pepper (dash)
  • Pink Himalayan sea salt (dash)

Mash all of the ingredients (except the toast) in a small bowl. Place on top of the toast and enjoy!