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Homemade almond butter…made from organic raw almonds that were soaked for 24hrs in water with sea salt, then dehydrated overnight, followed by being roasted in the oven and finally were blended with a few other wholesome ingredients to create the creamiest and most delicious tasting almond butter you’ve ever had! I suppose you could just pour some almonds in the blender and mix them up, but the end product would definitely not be the same! The beauty of making your own is that you can add in different ingredients to customize the flavor to be whatever your little heart desires. I chose to make this one original with a hint of vanilla.

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1⃣Soak 2c organic raw almonds in 5c of water with 1t sea salt overnight
2⃣Rinse then dehydrate at 150F for 8-12hrs
3⃣Roast dehydrated almonds in the oven if you would like your almond butter to have that “toasty” flavor, if not skip this step
4⃣Place almonds in your blender (I used vitamix so not sure how long others take) along with:
🔹2T coconut oil
🔹1/2-1t sea salt to taste
🔹1t pure vanilla extract
5⃣Blend on high for about a minute (may be longer) using the tamper if necessary (I put mine in directly from the dehydrator and they were hot so they mixed easily) until a smooth texture is achieved. Taste to see if flavors need adjusting, if not, you’re done!
6⃣Store in the refrigerator

**This if another one of my base recipes. There are so many add-ins that can be used for almond butter. Some ideas are coconut sugar, pure maple syrup or maple extract, banana, honey, caramel extract, coffee extract, etc!**

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This was a super easy protein bite recipe. It would even have been delicious without the “surprise” in the middle or chocolate on top for a quicker make. But, I love the sweet pop of the surprise in the middle and the dark chocolate drizzle was a perfect addition as a topping. These things probably would have been gone by now but I’m saving them to bring to my yoga class today. I hope they like them! I hope you enjoy them as well 🙂

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1⃣Combine in a small bowl:
🔹1c oat flour
🔹2sc vanilla protein powder
🔹1/3c coconut flour
🔹1/2c dedicated coconut
🔹1/8c baking stevia (optional)
2⃣Add in to make a dough-like texture:
🔹3/4c almond milk
🔹1t vanilla extract
3⃣”THE SURPRISE”-Grab 2 blueberries and a small amount of dough. Wrap the dough around the blueberries and form into a small bite. Continue until all of the dough is rolled
4⃣Pipe on melted dark chocolate and put in the fridge until ready to eat

I wanted to make a raw, earthy protein bite. I decided to give raw zucchini + raw sweet potato a try. Complete success! 🙌 I made the first version in vanilla because I really wanted to see how the flavors went together. The next batch of these will be in chocolate and I’m sure they will be just as delicious. These earth bites will give you sustained energy and protein to get you through a long day.

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Vanilla Earth Protein Bites
1⃣in food processor, mix into tiny pieces
🔹1 small sweet potato (peeled)
🔹1small zucchini (not peeled)
🔹1/2c soaked dates (water drained and pits removed)
🔹1/2c soaked almonds (water drained and rinsed)
2⃣Then add in and process until combined
🔹1scoop vanilla Protein powder
🔹1scoop vanilla sun warrior
🔹1T Chia
🔹2T Flax
🔹1t Vanilla ext
🔹1/2t Maple ext
🔹1/4c Maple almond butter (Justin’s)
🔹1/2 t cinnamon
3⃣Roll into bites then roll in dedicated coconut until covered. Refrigerate.

I found a donut maker on sale at Burlington for $9.98 and it inspired this latest challenge. Protein donuts! Whaaaattt?! Delicious, fluffy donuts that are healthy and have protein…no way. 😱YES WAY! These were so yummy but all gone way too quickly😔 Next time I will be making a healthy glaze to go on top. Give these a try and you won’t be disappointed.

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Protein Donuts
1⃣Mix 2 eggs in blender until fluffy
2⃣Add in rest of ingredients one at a time (wet first) until fully blended
🔹1/4c coconut milk
🔹1/8c coconut butter
🔹1/8c honey
🔹1/2t apple cider vinegar
🔹1/2t vanilla ext
🔹1/4c vanilla protein powder
🔹1/4c coconut flour
🔹1t stevia
🔹1/4t baking soda
🔹1/8t salt
2⃣Pour into donut maker machine molds and cook 4-6 minutes. Makes about 12 donuts