Do you ever have those days where you are so busy that you forget to eat? And then 3pm rolls around and you are starving! So you reach for whatever you can find and most times it's not the best for you. Well I have the solution and its a yummy one👏🏻No-Bake Protein Energy Balls to the rescue!
I have been obsessed with LifeBars Chocomaca and Banillamaca Organic Plant Protein Powders. I have a dairy allergy so its sometimes hard for me to find a protein powder that not only tastes good but is whey free. I love the flavor of LifeBar's protein powders and knowing they are organic and filled with super healthy ingredients like hemp hearts, pea protein and maca I know I'm fueling my body in a smart way! Their protein powders are great in protein smoothies with frozen banana and plant based milk but I also wanted to create something that I could keep in the fridge and snack on throughout the day for an energy and protein boost. As a busy mompreneur I need convenience! And of course I added our elderberry syrup into the mix so I get my immune boost too, Yay!
The first dessert I decided to make with my freshly picked apples is an Elderberry & Apple Cinnamon Cashew Cream Tart. The apples are actually poached in our Elderberry Syrup! Our syrup has a cinnamon flavor so it pairs perfectly with any fall inspired recipe. A slightly sweet tart crust for the base and a vanilla and cinnamon cashew cream for the top. I also dehydrated seem apple chips for garnish! It turned out so delicious, I really hope you give it a try 💜
There are a few thing in life that just go together and should never be separated. Peanut Butter & Jelly,Peaches & Cream, Apples & Cinnamon and Figs, Goat Cheese& Rosemary. These flavor combinations balance each other and produce a flavor explosion in your mouth that is hard to resist! Call it a mouth party if you will 😋
There is something about mini pies. To me they just taste better. The flaky crust on all sides and yummy filling that spills out once you take a bite, its just sooo good! As I type this I'm eating one of my peach and elderberry hand pies. And let me tell you the flavor is simply divine.
I'm loving how easy these cashew cream cheesecakes are! Once you have the basic steps down there is no limit to the flavor combinations you can make! I thought what a great way to use up those last juicy peaches of the summer season then this vegan no-bake cashew cream cheesecake. I am really loving the flavor combination of peaches and our elderberry syrup! (Did you see our recipe for our no churn peach elderberry ice cream?)
Is there anything the humble avocado can't do? I don't know about you, but I am avocado obsessed! I could eat an avocado everyday and not get tired of them. They are so versatile and are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner and yes- dessert!
This was my first time making vegan cashew cream and let me tell you I am impressed! It was a little intimidating at first but now that I have this under my belt I will be making this way more often. I have a dairy allergy so I haven't been able to enjoy cheesecake for sometime unless I used a vegan dairy substitute. While those are delicious and have their place, a raw vegan version of cheesecake is great to have in your recipe arsenal! This Strawberry and Elderberry tart is so delicious! You may want to double the crust as it is one of the best things I have ever eaten! ❤️
I think this has to be the easiest cake to prepare. Just a handful of ingredients you probably have on hand and about 10 minutes prep time is all you need for this yummy loaf cake. I just love the combination of cinnamon and blueberry. The flavors go so well together. It actually reminds me of the berry cinnamon flavor of our Elderberry Syrup!
If you are looking for an antioxidant one two punch- this is the perfect treat for you. I combined two of the worlds highest antioxidant rich foods together for this incredibly delicious nice cream smoothie bowl. And why are antioxidants so good for you? Antioxidants are said to help neutralize free radicals in our bodies, and this is thought to boost overall health. Elderberries have the highest concentration of a type of antioxidant called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are the pigments that give red, purple, and blue plants their rich coloring. In addition to acting as antioxidants and fighting free radicals, anthocyanins may offer anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer benefits. You can see why we are so obsessed with Elderberries 💜Açaí berries are also high in anthocyanins hence the dark purple color and are highest in flavonols (mainly catechins) as well as ferulic and chlorogenic acids. These have benefits for your brain, heart and overall health. Açaí berries also deliver healthy fats and fiber, making them a great additional to your overall diet.
Gone are the days when you had to buy an expensive ice cream machine to have decadent ice cream. With only a hand full of ingredients and about 10 minutes working time you can have yourself an ice cream party! Customize whatever flavor you desire with easy mix ins and different flavorings.Craving mint chocolate chip? Just add 1/2 teaspoon mint extract and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. What about cookies-n-cream- just crush up some chocolate sandwich cookies and throw them in the mix! Its really that simple 🌟
When you are craving a yummy dessert, but its too hot to turn your oven on, a no bake cheesecake is a great go to! Cheesecakes can be difficult to get right. You have to worry about the top cracking, wrapping the spring pan in foil, water baths etc... That is why a no-bake cheesecake is a never fail delicious dessert. We made ours with Elderberry Syrup, so it can technically be called a health food 😉.