Well summer has blown by and fall is here, my favorite time of year! My newest adventure this summer took off a lot faster than I expected and my poor blog got left in the dust for the past couple weeks, but I’m hoping this new recipe will jump-start the writing, cooking, and getting back on schedule again! In the middle of all the fun and busy schedule of teaching Pilates 65 hours a week and running a business, some days I barely got a break to shovel down a pint of cherry tomatoes or a handful of berries, only to be starving by 6 or 7 pm and then I’d reach for the chocolate chip cookies as I ran through Harris Teeter grabbing things for dinner. Honestly, I even ate a doughnut this summer! I haven’t eaten a doughnut in 6 years since I was pregnant with my daughter yikes! Sounds pretty sad now that I write this out! We should all have a doughnut more often and live a little! LOL!
Anyway, I let the gluten and junk take over the last couple weeks of summer so I’m on my own detox for 14 days, and it’s not been the easiest as it usually is for me this time around. So with no dairy, gluten, processed sugar or ingredients, caffeine, or alcohol, the 3-5 o’clock witching hour where we all start to crash is where I struggle the most. So I’m putting a spin on my sweet friend Amanda’s recipe for her “No Bake Magic Mix.” Don’t feel like running around to grab all these ingredients, make sure to grab one of their packages and make your own from 2 Chix and a Mix. But these are soooo good!
- 1/2 cup of raw rolled oats
- 1/4 cup of shredded coconut
- 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds
- 2 Tablespoons cacao nibs
- 2 Tablespoons Gogi Berries (Can’t find-replace with cranberries, fire raisins, etc)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup organic sunflower or almond butter
- 1/4 cup honeyIn a bowl, mix all ingredients well. Add to pan or container and smooth out. Place in refrigerator for 1/2 hour or more. Cut and enjoy!