Paleo Cookie Dough Bites

TRUE FACT: I actually don't love cookies.

I know, who am I??? But seriously, I'd pick a bowl of soft serve ice cream or a gooey brownie over a cookie ANY day.

I've posted recipes for healthy, mostly raw "cookies" before. None of these taste like the traditional, baked variety, but personally I love that about them. This variation doesn't include any oats making it perfect for my paleo friends. I especially love the addition of roasted hazelnuts - it gives these cookies an interesting flavor... plus, almonds are SO 2017 ;).

Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie Dough Bites vegan / gluten free / paleo

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients except cacao nibs to your food processor (or Vitamix) and pulse until "dough" starts to come together.
  2. Add cacao nibs and pulse a few times more to incorporate.
  3. Form into balls with your hands. You can also use a melon scooper for more uniform bites. Arrange on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes, or until firm.
  4. Enjoy immediately, or store in the freezer to eat later.

If you make this recipe, I'd love it if you would snap a photo and post to social media - make sure to tag me @EmilyNachazel so I can see it.

 

 

Happy happy holidays friends!

Dreamy Cashew Milk

I NEVER liked milk as a kid. I remember my brother (hi, Mark!) would drink GIANT glasses of it, which I thought was gross. I'm not sure why I was so adverse to the stuff; perhaps I knew subconsciouly that it didn't agree with me!

So it's funny that I now LOVE milk. Homemade, non-dairy milk that is. 

If you guys follow me on Instagram or if you read this blog on a regular basis, you know I'm pretty addicted to my 2-Minute Almond Milk (check out my What I Ate Wednesday blog posts for proof).  And while the 2-Minute Almond Milk is the bomb.com, I do like to switch things up, and when I have a little bit more time this cashew milk is my go-to.

This dairy-free, dreamy "milk" is packed with healthy fats and protein and truly feels like a treat. Vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened, its a treat that you can indulge in every day, and trust me, I do! I love this in my morning matcha tea, but also straight up over ice. It's also quite fantastic with cereal, overnight oats, or in chia pudding

Don't you want to dive right in?

Don't you want to dive right in?

Dreamy Cashew Milk / raw, vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, soy free

Ingredients:

- 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews

- 1 tbsp raw coconut oil

- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

- 1 tsp cinnamon

- 3 cups filtered water + water for soaking cashews

- dash nutmeg (optional)

- 2-3 pitted medjool dates, for sweetness (optional)

Instructions:

1. Soak your cashews - Place your cashews in a medium bowl and cover with water. Soak overnight in the fridge. Note: You can get away with only soaking the nuts for a few hours, but overnight is ideal!

2. Blend it up - Drain the cashews from the soaking water. Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and frothy. Enjoy!

No time to make your own? Check out my friends over at Lulitonix - there stuff is the real deal. 

Did you drink milk as a kid? Do you now? Let me know in the comments below!