Protein PACKED Power Bites


These small little power bites are packed with AMAZING super foods: 

almonds
walnuts
pecans
hemp seed Most nutritional seed in the WORLD, concentrated balance of protein
chia seed Omega 3 fatty acids, regulates blood sugar, rich in vitamin B complex & protein
flax seed Amazing combination of fiber, micronutrients, Omega-3, & Vitamin B1
cacao powder a Mayan superfood packed with dietary fiber, iron, and magnesium
coconut oil Helps your body absorb nutrients 
&
dates

You could consider these perfect bites of health. Whether you are vegetarian or not, these bites are loaded with plant based protein that will you keep you fueled all day long. I have two of them every afternoon to keep me going and not randomly snacking on sweets. 

I got all the ingredients at Whole Foods. It may seem a little pricey to start, but I promise the ingredients last a long time and you will ABSOLUTELY want to make them again. Make a batch on Sunday and indulge all week. 



Ingredients :

1 & 1/4 cup Dates (medjool or any other date of your choice)
2 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 tbsp Coconut oil 
1 tbsp Hemp Seed
1 tbsp Cacao Powder
3/4 cup Almonds
3/4 cup Walnuts
3/4 cup Pecans 
2 tbsp Flax seed 

Instructions:

1. Prior to starting your bites soak the dates in warm water for up to one hour (They blend much easier if soaked first) 

2. Combine all nuts in a food processor and grind until a smooth powder is created. (You can choose how smooth you want the nuts to be, sometimes I make it more chunky...just depends on your mood that week)

3. Add dates and process until you have a thick paste

4. Add remaining ingredients in food processor and blend until combined

5. Create 1 inch balls of the mixture & refrigerate until use

6. ENJOY! 




                                    




2014

Dear 2014, 

You were perfect in every single way. 

Thank you for showing me:

 how important Tom is

how much I love Paris 

& London

life is better with Paddington

the importance of yoga

that food is medicine

the reward of reading books that open your mind to the world 

the importance of chasing after your dreams 

how fun cooking can be 


the beauty of spending time with people who make your soul shine. 

some favorite pics from 2014: 

















Cheers 2014! 




bye OCTOBER (a little late)

I love October...Especially in Utah. 

Something about the air and the leaves just makes me OH so happy. 

It's sorta magical!

Some of my favorite things from the month:

Hello Boots! 

Sweaters and Paddington

Fall decor

&

Pumpkin everything!



Making it to the top of Mt. Olympus at 9,026 ft


Chicago


My fav persons birthday


&&

painting on the porch with a nice cup of tea.

Until we meet again October, 

xoxo 

m

Happy Birthday THOMAS



It is a little late making it on the blog but HAPPY BIRTHDAY THOMAS

I am the luckiest girl. You are one amazing human being. I can't imagine my life without you. 

Thank you for being you. 


We celebrated by having french wine and dinner at the AMAZING Paris Bistro. 

Cheers to 25! 

Love you T.

xoxo


Chicago Girls Weekend


There is nothing better than a spontaneous trip. 

It was a Saturday when Rachel, one of my long time friends, calls and says: 

"hey, wanna go to Chicago Thursday?"

UMMMM yes! 

And that was that. 
We had an amazing weekend in Chicago. So much fun to spend time together. Even thought we've all been changing and doing different things in the world, we know that when we come together it is bound to be wonderful. 


We ate REALLY good food, visited wonderful museums, strolled through the park, shopped a little too much, and drank way too many soy vanilla lattes. 



(killer hotel view)



(some lady offered to take our photo...she was so sweet... but really?! This close? we laughed for a good 15 minutes)



(I'll do yoga with this view ANY day.)










Time with friends is always time well spent. 

PS,

If you are every in Chicago DO NOT MISS these:

(cool interactive exhibits!...I loved the space area)

(Killer deep dish pizza)

(amazing shopping) 

(Amazing things to walk around and look at)



xoxo
m





I've got the travel bug....

Tom and I looked through all our travel photos last night. 

Now I'm craving a trip...For now pictures will have to do.