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Adaptogen Coconut Cacao Bliss Balls

Adaptogen Coconut Cacao Bliss Balls

Simple + Easy Raw Vegan Adaptogen Coconut Cacao Bliss Balls recipe with Reishi & He Shou Wu. These healthy, protein and superfood packed energy bites are made with dates, almonds, raw chocolate powder, and healing herbs making them the perfect dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, and Whole 30 friendly snack! Even kids love them!

Meet the magical Adaptogen Coconut Cacao Bliss Ball with Reishi & He Shou Wu. I wasn’t always a lover of the so-called “bliss ball”. The one’s I had to be unpleasantly sweet and sticky and chunky, a poor substitute for my sweet vices (namely Haribo gummis of all kinds…). But I couldn’t shake the idea of pretty little balls of energy filled with nutritional bliss. I shelved the idea for ages, but since I started making my own coconut milk for my coconut matcha lattes, I’ve found myself in possession of a lot of coconut pulp that I can’t bring myself to toss. I really wanted to call them Calming Immortality Beauty Bliss Balls. But that’s a bit over the top. And “balls” kinda makes everything funny. Calming Immortality Beauty Bliss Truffles? Eh, we’ll stick with adaptogen coconut cacao bliss balls. Read on to learn more about the magic ingredients!

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lemony kale, white bean, & avocado detox salad with charred tempeh

quick & easy vegan kale, white bean, and charred tempeh salad with avocado, quinoa, dukkah, and a lemony vinaigrette! This detox salad is dairy free, gluten free, healthy, and vegan, and it can be adapted to the keto, paleo, and whole 30 diets by omitting the quinoa and beans! You can even simmer it in stock to turn it into a soup!

Full dislcosure: we call this the Matt Salad. Or Malad for short. My husband whipped this up for our little team one afternoon while we were working at the Local Milk Studio (a.k.a. my house), and we were like “damn son!” And so we tested it, codified it, stylified it, photofied it, and here it is! It’s a great little detox salad for the new year full of whole, healthy ingredients, and it’s ridiculously quick & easy to make. We’re talking ten minutes flat. Five if you’re a savvy meal planning babe with grains and legumes precooked on the ready.

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coconut matcha latte

a quick & easy super healthy vegan coconut matcha latte recipe made with coconut milk, the perfect, creamy herbal morning potion that's as great iced as it is warm

Meet the latest addition to my morning routine, an herb spiked coconut matcha latte full of superfood goodness that I developed with my friend Lauren of Wooden Spoon Herbs in honor of the new year. Intentions have been set. The beast that was 2017 has been reviewed, learned from, and let go. And of my intentions for the new year, prioritizing my morning routine is one of the biggest. It’s easy to say “put on your own oxygen mask first”, but then we all go around acting like we can just hold our breath forever. You can’t. I can’t. No one can.

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