This is one of the easiest recipes you will find. It should only take you about 5 minutes, and if you are a hummus lover like me, then this recipe is essential for you!
Let’s get this out of the way — no these cookies do not have marijuana in them!
They do have hemp hearts in them, which are even better! Hemp hearts are super nutritious and packed with protein, making this great for the whole family. If you want an in-depth explanation of hemp hearts, then read this post.
Self-Care Challenge #5
Merhaba (hello in Turkish!), everyone!
We are at our final week of the #MemoallureSelfCareChallenge! If you haven’t been following along, I would highly suggest you do this for your beautiful self! You deserve a moment to yourself.
This week, I am challenging you to make yourself a green smoothie throughout the week. Green smoothies are a great way to sneak in greens into your diet. They are also pretty versatile, so you can add in whatever you please. Now that it is the summer time, I always seem to be reaching more for smoothies in this hot weather.
You do not need to add in all the ingredients I did if you don’t have them. Get creative with it. I think the secret to making green smoothies not taste horrible is bananas and almond/peanut butter. It hides the flavor. Another trick I like to keep in mind is that, I don’t like to add more fruit than I would normally eat in one sitting. So think it through, how much fruit would you really eat, if you were just planning on eating fruit. And if you say, you eat too much fruit, then maybe follow the serving size.
For my green smoothie, I started with a base of kale and soy milk. You may use almond milk or any other milk you have on hand, I personally only had soy milk.
Then add almond butter, half scoop of protein powder, flax oil, wheat germ, green superfood packet, frozen banana and a little bit of frozen blueberries. The superfood packet, I received as a sample and wanted to give it a try, but it’s definitely not necessary as you are already putting in kale for your greens. If you do not have kale, spinach is a great alternative. Also, if you are curious about the benefits of wheat germ and flax oil, you can check out my post here.
I used my NutriBullet, which is AMAZING for smoothies. It just makes it so much easier and you can enjoy your smoothie right after you make it. Plus, less dishes to wash 🙂
After everything is blended, I like to add cacao nibs on top for a little bit of crunch. I know it may not look appetizing, but it tastes amazing. Like I’ve said, you cannot taste the greens.
That’s it, all you have left to do is enjoy! I would suggest maybe trying mindful eating practice from last week’s challenge while enjoying this. Did you know mindful eating can heighten your senses? I urge you to give it a try.
Hope you enjoy, here is the full printable recipe:
Topings: Cacao Nibs
Mix all together, and enjoy!
Thank you for reading and thank you for joining me in taking care of yourself for the past 5 weeks! I hope this is something you can learn to do everyday and always remember to take care of YOU! We only have one life to live, I hope you can live it well nourished, with the ones you love and with high quality. I just want to leave with one last comment, and say that self-care is never selfish, it is always necessary.
For anyone who wasn’t able to take part in this, stay tuned, I am working on a PDF version for you guys!
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“Never underestimate the investment you make in yourself.” – Unknown
I’m coming at you with another recipe today! I know I’ve been MIA the past 2 days which is due to technical difficulties with my laptop, unfortunately. In terms of the self-care challenge — it will be moved to next Sunday, which gives you more time to practice last week’s gratitude exercise.
Now to the recipe — I love using this granola for whenever I want cereal or healthier option instead of store bought. The best part is you get to control how much sugar is in it! This recipe is super simple and good amount for your whole family to enjoy. What I also enjoy about this is that it keeps you fuller than regular granola, due to the all the nuts and seeds in it. You can of course tailor this to however you’d like! Put whatever ingredients you please 🙂
First, preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, mix in your dry ingredients, minus the goji berries.
Then, mix in maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt.
Stir it all together and put it in a baking sheet with parchment paper (I ran out). Put it in the oven for 40 minutes — stirring every 10 minutes. Monitor it to make sure it doesn’t burn. Let it cool for a few minutes and add in your berries!
That’s all! Hope you enjoy!
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Anyways, I’m coming at you today with an amazing cookie recipe. This is healthy and could be gluten free! I made my version vegan because it’s just how I roll, but feel free to use eggs. The flax eggs worked really well with this recipe. My sister, niece and nephew loved it! They didn’t even realized it was healthy until I named all the ingredients in it. I love the kick of lemon and coconut in this — such a great combination!
Alright, here is the recipe!
It’s super simple and doesn’t take too much time to put together 🙂
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, get ready the flax egg: for 3 “eggs” you will need 3 tbsp of flax meal and 9 tbsp of water mixed together. Let that sit for 5-10 minutes.
Add all the dry ingredients together, then add the lemon zest.
Next, add the vanilla extract, almond milk and flax eggs.
You’re going to use some muscles to mix this up! Mix around until all the ingredients are mixed well. It will take a few minutes to get it to a “wet” mixture. Then, you can roll it into small ball sized pieces and throw it in the oven for 15 minutes! I put almonds on some to experiment with it, but it’s not necessary.
I ran out of parchment paper, so ideally use that if you have it. If not, you can use coconut oil spray to make sure it doesn’t stick.
Let cool in a drying rack for about 10 minutes. Then enjoy 🙂
That is all, my friends! Thank you for reading. I hope you guys have an amazing Saturday. I’m off to enjoy mine 🙂
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