Happy Friday, lovelies!
How about starting the weekend off with a treat? It’s snowing here today…. in April! It happens every year, so I try not to act surprised or super annoyed; instead I’m all about distracting myself with laughter and a sweet treat.
For laughing I’ve been relying on snapchat this week. I said, “I’d never,” but I also said that about Twitter. If you are on snapchat you can find me under username @lalalovelyblog or by Trina McNeilly. It’s a revival of my goofy 11th grade self. I didn’t realize how much I missed her.
Now, for the sweet treats. A few weeks ago I made some raw chocolate turtles and they were so good. And truly, you can feel good about eating these sweets. The best part is that they are so easy to make.
All you need is five ingredients . . .
I have a major sweet tooth. I figure since life can be so salty–we need sweet. Are you with me? I’ve been making these No Bake Energy Bites for a few years as snacks for myself and my littles. My husband even loves these and let’s just say I’m still trying to break his love for Little Debbie.
Since I started cutting back on the amount of sweets and the type of sweets I eat, I started making these energy bites for a sweet treat for myself and they totally suffice.
I usually make a batch at the beginning of the week. I pretend they will last all week, but usually it’s only a matter of days.
Here is how . . .
I’m still green juicing it, almost daily. But . . . some days, in the afternoons, I crave something sweet. You too?
Yesterday, I went to the dentist and had both sides of mouth drilled (ughh) and was feeling sorry for myself because I thought I surely deserved a milkshake. Luckily, I happened to remember a sweet tooth kind of smoothie that I used to make. A Date Shake.
Nutella brownies! Need I say more? Yes I do, two-ingredient Nutella brownies.
I’d like to take credit for this recipe, but I can’t. I can take credit, however, for being an avid Nigella enthusiast and buying her new cookbook, Simply Nigella. Nigella is my all time favorite cook to watch on tv and my favorite cookbook author, because not only does she make delicious food, she is a good writer.
But, back to the brownies. Did I mention they are gluten and dairy free?
Click through for the super easy / super delish recipe
I know. You are rolling your eyes at “Instead of Coffee” Green Smoothie. I would be too. Except that I drink this green juice (as I call it), these days, instead of coffee. It’s the closest quick hit of drinkable energy that I’ve found.
I stopped drinking coffee because . . .