Sunday, 28 December 2014

No Bake Caramel Almond Energy Bites

  • 1/2 500 gram package of pitted dates
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 scoops of vanilla Shakeology or protein powder of your choice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of caramel extract
  1. Place all ingredients into food processor and blend. Depending on consistency of the products you use you may need to add a little bit of water. This batch I added about a 1/4 cup
  2. Using your hands, press firmly to form one-inch balls. If too sticky you can use some extra protein powder on your hands to help when rolling.
  3. Place in air-tight container and refrigerate until serving.
Tip N Trick' These freeze well, so you may want to make extras. 

The greatest things in life start with "Change"

 I am kicking off my traditional
 New Year project with just that --Change! 

For the previous 5 years I have kicked off my adventure of the upcoming New Year by creating a list of "Will Do's"! Focusing on my personal, career and financial goals. My "Will Do" lists were an amazing tool to keep me on task and having a direction to steer my ship for years but now.....

My life has taken an amazing turn and is forever evolving with new opportunities and wonderful challenges. Needless to say my carefully crafted "Will Do List" was unable to keep up with the new ideas and inspirations so it was shelved very early into the year. As we entered into the final couple months of this year my mind out of habit began to think about creating my new "Will Do List" but my heart wasn't into it and I knew it was time for something new but WHAT?

Ironically within days of my light bulb moment I received a message from one of my girlfriends letting me know that she would not be participating this upcoming years "Will Do List" but instead she had been introduced to One Word 365. Needless to say having hit my own roadblock and eager to ensure that I did have some sense of direction for the upcoming year I was all over that "google" and checking it out. 

My first instinct was "WHAT!! ONE FREAKING WORD! How is that possible?!" 

The weight and the power of that one word- Oh my! Then the inquisitive introvert in me took over and surprise, surprise if I didn't realize I had already been living my one word "YES".  At the beginning stages of my new journey I was scared and living outside of my comfort zone everyday. I made the commitment to myself that if any opportunity provided itself and it aligned with my ultimate goal my answer would always be "YES"! Whatever hurdle I needed to get over after that was mine to figure out. Who knew that one word and in my case and a very little word could make such a HUGE impact and live up to the weight! 

Insert this upcoming year and the responsibility of picking my new word to match the expectations I have of this upcoming year. I knew needed a big word with lot's of excitement and open to opportunities...... I have mediated and stewed over this word for probably 2 months-- hey this is a big deal I am giving a year of my life to this word! Then the light bulb hit again and I realized my word has been sitting here this whole time just waiting for me to see it......

2015 My Year of Adventure!

 I can not wait for the opportunities that word is going to give me the courage to do and accomplish!