Hello, hello! I hope your Tuesday is off to a fabulous start!
I have an especially delicious, only 3-ingredient recipe for you guys, but, first, let’s do breakfast!
Breakfast was something a little different this morning, but it was really tasty. I had two toasted Vans waffles with Laughing Cow Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread and banana slices on top. I loved the creamy cinnamon flavor mixed with banana. Mmm! I will definitely be a good alternative to nut butter every once in awhile!
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A few hours after breakfast, I started to get hungry, but lunch wasn’t for a few hours. I was also planning to take a noon CrossFit class and needed a little something in my stomach, so I whipped up a batch of Vanilla Cake Batter Balls, which turned out so well. I’d even go as far as describing them as “incredible”! And, of course, I love any recipe that is easy to make and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients.
- 1/2 cup whole pitted dates (about 8-9)
- 1/2 cup whole walnuts (or other favorite nut)
- 1/2 cup vanilla cake batter coconut butter* (dry)
Add coconut butter to a microwave-safe bowl and nuke it until melted (about 1-2 minutes). Be careful not to burn it!
Meanwhile, combine dates and walnuts in a food processor.
Process until coarsely chopped.
Remove coconut butter from the microwave and mix in dates and walnuts until fully combined.
Roll batter with hands into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper.
Refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before enjoying. (The coconut butter will harden up.)
*If you don’t have vanilla cake batter coconut butter, regular coconut butter with a little bit of vanilla extract, honey, and sea salt would probably work to get the right flavor.
Health News & Views
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Question of the Day
What flavors do you think are “incredible”? What foods do you love, but hate the flavored versions?
Vanilla cake flavors are definitely up there for me. (Vanilla Frosting Lip Smackers anyone? I used to love that stuff.) Basically, if it’s vanilla cake-flavored, I will probably love it. I also love anything truffle-flavored. Truffle French fries, truffle mac & cheese? HELLO!
As for foods that I love, but hate the flavored versions: bananas. Banana-flavored things are the worst! I avoid them at all costs.