Vanilla & Cacao Vegan Raw Energy Bites

I always have a stash of these in my fridge! These things are that perfect afternoon pick me up or pre/post gym nutrition.

You going to need a good food processor for this recipe. If you don’t have one or are unsure about the difference between food processors and blenders check out @DeliciouslyElla‘s blog post here.

What you will need;

  • Food Processor
  • 2 x Table Spoon
  • 1 x Tea Spoon
  • Large cup / mug
  • Medium Bowl
  • Nuts
  • Dates
  • Cacao Powder
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Maple Syrup
  • Chia Seeds
  • Peanut Butter

You can also add coconut oil if your food processor isn’t as powerful or if you would like to supercharge these energy balls with naturally good fats. I use coconut oil with everything already so I am not going to put it in this recipe as I prefer the creamy chewy almost fudge like consistency 🙂

It really doesn’t matter which nuts you choose to use, I love almonds as they are packed with Vitamin A which is great for my skin, nails & hair, but if I’m wanting a nice creamy texture I’ll opt for Cashews or Macadamia, if I’m in a chocolate craving space I will always use Hazelnuts to give me that irresistible Nutella style taste.

This recipe is all about the dates, I love using medjool dates as they give a warm, rich caramel style taste! Medjool dates are also ridiculously gooey and make the perfect biding agent to hold the balls together.

So the first thing we are going to do is blend the nuts. Take a cup of nuts and pop them in the food processor. Pulse until bitty and sand like.

Now add the dates, a cup full will do. You may need to take the stones out, so as you pull the date apart feel for any pips/stones, there may be 1 or 2 per date.

Then throw in some Peanut Butter. I love meridian nut butters and I prefer the smooth with a pinch of sea salt for making my home made treats. Add three heaped table spoons.

Next take a fresh table spoon and add two table spoons of:

  • Chia Seeds
  • Cacao Powder
  • Maple Sryup

Finally add one teaspoon of vanilla extract!

Then blend blend blend until a sticky ball appears in the food processor.

Now is the fun part – simply roll tablespoon portions into balls. Place on a plate or in a large bowl. Freeze for two hours then transfer to fridge.

These things will taste like healthy snickers bars but better!

Keep in the fridge for up to three weeks – but I am sure they will be all gone in a few days 🙂

Get ready with me! Everyday Soft Glam

 

Here is my everyday soft glam look using warm tone browns & oranges!

I’m not a professional make up artist in anyway, just a girl who loves food and make up!

I hope you enjoy the video!

Speak soon
G x

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Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown – http://bit.ly/1LiMmAe
Barry M Brow Wow in Medium / Dark – http://bit.ly/1PD4hTd
Body Shop Brow Gel in Clear – http://bit.ly/1N3lSTf
Barry M Light Reflecting Concealer in Nude – http://bit.ly/1JPTdNX
Make Up Geek Peach Smoothie – http://bit.ly/1B1T5tX
Make Up Geek Coco Bear – http://bit.ly/1eKsfGy
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Sleek Dip It Liquid Eye Liner in Black – http://bit.ly/1PD4mrL
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Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 3.5 – http://bit.ly/1uj0zBK
Elf Maximum Coverage Concealer in Beige – http://bit.ly/1IJGyRP
Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit – http://bit.ly/1kAhu41
Elf Blush in St Lucia – http://bit.ly/1R6sO6H
Tarte Light Camera Lashes Mascara in Black – http://bit.ly/1rgvTiw
Mary Lou Highlight – http://bit.ly/1gZlqVE
Social Eyes Playing Coy Lash – http://bit.ly/1RggZcg
Social Eyes Glue – http://bit.ly/1Umlv8m

BRUSHES

Morphe Vegan Brush Kit – http://bit.ly/1YWQrxA
Real Techniques Brushes – http://bit.ly/1zIFGBa
Sigma E25 (Not Vegan) – Please leave me suggestions below for a replacement as I have had this brush for years and it is one of my last things in my kit to replace!

DISCLAIMER

I am not affiliated with any of the above brands.

At the time of posting and as far as I am aware the above products listed are vegan and cruelty free.

Some of the parent companies / investors / stakeholders in the above brands may not be vegan / cruelty free – BUT – I am ok with this, and believe we should be purchasing these products, highlighting demand for these products to the parent company.

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Chocolate & Chia Protein Smoothie

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Hi guys

I hope you are all really well and had a wonderful Christmas! I have missed you guys this past week! I so needed a break with family, but I am so glad to be back creating content 🙂

So many of you have requested this recipe over the past three years, and here it is! I love this smoothie so much because it is so easy to make and is soooo delicious and good for me!

This recipe is VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE. You could easily make this organic by using only organic products.

Here is the recipe:

– Three Bananas
– One heaped table spoon peanut butter
– One heaped table spoon Chia Seed
– Two heaped table spoons Protein Powder
– One tablespoon Maple Sryup
– 700ml Almond Milk

Approx servings = 2 x 500ml

If you recreate this please tag me in the pictures @GemmaPriceUK // #GemmaPriceUK so I can share your work.

I love you, and I will speak to you in a couple days!

G x

 

Vegan Double Cheese Burgers

Ok, I will admit it…these things are not exactly healthy! This recipe will not satisfy a raw diet, there are no superfoods here, and if your one of those fruitarian types then I’m afraid this one isn’t for you. Soz!

Selfish Gemma fact of the day – I miss the taste of meat. I was raised a carnivore so obviously I will have cravings for chicken breast, smoked bacon and beef burgers – but – having had my lightbulb moment (watched about 15 minutes of earthlings before breaking down in tears!) I know what barbaric acts are required to bring meat to my plate. None-the-less some part of my brain still craves meat and from that came this recipe. If you are a vegetarian or vegan and need to “scratch that itch” I guarantee you this will do the job!

Here are the important ingredients:

Here are the ingredients you can substitute:

  • Raw Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Hummus
  • Salsa
  • Salad
  • Avocado
  • Some kind of hot sauce, I usually use one of the following:
    • Regge Regge Sauce
    • Nandos Peri Peri Sauce
    • Sweet Chilli Sauce
    • Smokey Hot BBQ Glaze

Here are the steps:

  1. Pre heat Oven to 180 degrees c
  2. Add a small amount of Coconut oil to a baking tray and spread evenly
  3. Place two Fry’s burgers onto baking tray and marinade with chosen sauce on both sides
  4. Pop Burgers in oven for 15 mins, no need to turn
  5. Cut buns in half (carefully) and place on a separate baking tray or under grill for 1 minute to warm and slightly toast
  6. Open ripe avocado and remove seed, slice with a knife carefully and then scoop but do not remove just yet
  7. Slice pizza cheese ready for burger assembly
  8. Remove both trays from oven carefully and place on heat resistant work surface or cooling tray
  9. Using tongs, place the base of the burger bun onto a plate and add one teaspoon of hummus – spreading with spoon evenly
  10. Add one Fry’s burger
  11. Add slices of pizza cheese
  12. Add other Fry’s burger
  13. Add teaspoon of salsa and spread evenly
  14. Add salad
  15. Top with sliced avocado
  16. Drizzle sauce over top
  17. Rest burger bun top on side of your fine creation

At this stage take lots of pictures (quickly) and then tag me in them #GemmaPriceUK after you have devoured your incredible vegan burger!

Enjoy every crumb!

P.S – Lots of you have said I forgot onion – I didn’t :p – but if you like Red Onion or Mushrooms then please include as you wish 🙂

This post is not sponsored and I have no affiliation with Fry’s or Violife – I just really love burgers!