sweet treat

Chocolate Cherry Bliss Balls+Golden Ratio Protein Blends

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I’ve got something amazing to talk about today.

GOLDEN RATIO PROTEIN POWDER.

This stuff is pure MAGIC.

Golden Ratio was created by my friend and mentor, celebrity trainer Bizzie Gold. Bizzie also created BUTI Yoga, a practice I’ve been devoted for 2 years now. After training with Bizzie in L.A. over the last few months, I became hooked on Golden Ratio and felt inspired to experiment in the kitchen with this life-changing product!

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Golden Ratio might be my favorite protein powder in the world for a few reasons:

  • It tastes amazing. UH-MAY-ZING!
  • It’s grain and dairy free
  • It contains COLLAGEN, beneficial for joint health, gut health and supports healthy hair, skin and nails!
  • Did I mention the TASTE?
  • It’s affordable
  • It uses no artificial sweeteners<—-HOLLA!

No, I’m not a body builder who lives off protein powder, but I am a chick who enjoys quality products that taste great and deliver epic results. Golden Ratio accomplishes all that and MORE in my opinion, which is why I enjoy using it in different recipes as well as in my daily morning routine.

Today, I’m featuring a perfect summer treat recipe using Golden Ratio Chocolate Bliss Protein Blends. Golden Ratio pumps up the protein in these little bliss balls, keeping you super satisfied and energized without weighing you down.

Chocolate Cherry Bliss Balls

refined sugar-free, dairy free and grain free  treats


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Ingredients:

1 cup dates, soaked for 1 hour

1/2 cup almonds

1/2 cup coconut flakes

2 tablespoons cacao powder (cocoa works)

1 scoop Golden Ratio Chocolate Bliss Protein Blends (optional)

1-1 1/2 cups pitted cherries

additional cacao powder, coconut flakes or cacao nibs for rolling

 

Directions:

1. Place almonds in a food processor and pulse on high until coarsely chopped.

2. Remove dates from water and add to the food processor. Grind dates and almonds together on high until combined.

3. Add coconut, cacao and Golden Ratio Chocolate Bliss if using and continue mixing on high, scraping down sides of the processor as you go.

4. Begin to mold tablespoon sized amounts of chocolate “dough” around cherries, rolling with your hands to fulling surround each cherry.

5. Roll each bliss ball into your choice of toppings and set in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy!

To learn more about Golden Ratio and see all the other AWESOME products they offer,

CLICK HERE!

 

Enjoy these super easy bliss balls and don’t forget to tag me, @NourishingNomsWithSam on Instagram with your #NourishingNoms!

 

XoxSam

 

Thats How The Girl Scout Cookie Crumbles (an arguMINT for my version of this American classic)

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It’s that time of year again.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME, BITCHES.

The Girl Scouts of America are taking over the world one thin mint at a time. If you are like most people, you feel you have zero willpower against these adorable evil geniuses. How can you not support the growth and education of a group of young girls?

THAT’S HOW THEY GET YOU.

Not only are they incredibly overpriced, but girl scout cookies aren’t even GOOD FOR YOU. I feel like we all know this but I’ll post a photo of the nutrition label ANYWAY.

mtc_thinmint_lbbJunk, man. Not to mention a serving size is 4 cookies. 
Are you joking Girl Scouts of America? Because thats HILARIOUS.
Find me anyone in the world who is able to eat just 4 thin mints in one sitting.
4 sleeves, maybe.  Alas, I digest.

I’ve got a super easy cookie recipe to satisfy that thin mint craving. Go donate your cookie stash (and the guilt that comes with it) to a homeless person and whip up a batch of these healthier sweet treats. They are grain free and use simple ingredients. HOLLA!

Thin Minty Cookies
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1 ripe avocado

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 cup granulated sweetener (I used coconut sugar)

1 tsp alcohol free peppermint extract

1 egg

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 cup chocolate chips (I used LILY’s Dark Chocolate Chips)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a cookie sheet

2. In a large bowl, mix ingredients until smooth. I used a mixer.

3.  Drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheet and use the back of the spoon to spread the batter into flat circles.

4. Bake cookies 9-10 minutes

5. Remove cookies from the oven and allow to cool on the pan. Lift off sheet with a spatula and enjoy with a glass of cold coconut milk!

Yum! Enjoy my friends!  Have you tried  this recipe? Let me know how you enjoyed it! Leave a comment below and share!