Coconut Almond Energy Bites

@atastyteaspoon is back at it again you guys making healthy and energizing treats taste like an almond joy! How in the world does Anneka do it? These vegan and dairy-free treats pack the perfect chocolatey crunch to satisfy that 2pm work sweet tooth.

 

 

 

Once you’ve mixed all of your ingredients together, it’s time for the fun part of rolling them into cute lil balls! To really make it taste like an almond joy, roll your dough in shredded coconut.

Check that out! All you need is 8 simple ingredients and the restraint not to eat the dough before you’re finished and you have the best afternoon pick me up in the world! 2:00pm has never looked better 😉

Coconut Almond Energy Bites

Coconut Almond Energy Bites

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These healthier 8-ingredient Coconut Almond Energy Bites are new and waiting for you to enjoy—tasting exactly like an almond joy, vegan and dairy-free of course. The sprouted buckwheat gives the perfect crunch to the chocolatey bite. I've recently had a batch of these in my fridge at all times to act as the perfect snack and satisfy my sweet tooth!!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup flaxmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup of shredded coconut
  • 3 tbsp original @lovelilbucks
  • handful of chocolate chips

Instructions

    1. Combine the almond butter, flax meal, cocoa powder until mixed thoroughly.

    2. Stir in the remaining ingredients until a slightly sticky dough forms.

    3. Roll into tbsp sized balls and roll in shredded coconut (optional).

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Danielle's Refreshing Smoothie Bowl with Matcha Bucks

Rejuvenate your body and refresh your mind and spirit with Danielle’s nutritious and beautiful smoothie! It has loads of fruits and veggies like banana, dragon fruit, beets, and spinach! Add some vanilla plant protein to keep you full and focused all day long.

 

Blend all your fruits and veggies, add some blue majik, mint and vanilla protein and BAM! You’re set to have the best day ever. I swear this smoothie will have you glowing from the inside out!!!

Danielle's Refreshing Smoothie Bowl with Matcha Bucks

Danielle's Refreshing Smoothie Bowl with Matcha Bucks

Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Danielle shares her recipe for a refreshing smoothie bowl to revitalize your spirits during these weird times! Soothe your body with this nutrient rich smoothie full of fruits and veggies. You'll feel like a brand new heads up shiny penny after drinking one of these!

Ingredients

  • Handful of spinach ⁣
  • 1/2 cup frozen steamed beets⁣
  • 1 pack dragon fruit⁣
  • Half a frozen banana⁣
  • 1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower ⁣
  • 1/2 tsp blue majik⁣
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Plant Protein⁣
  • a handful of frozen mint ⁣
  • 1 cup almond milk⁣

Instructions

    1. Blend everything up
    2. Pour into a bowl
    3. Top with fresh fruit, Matcha Lil Bucks, Bee Pollen and Nut Butter

Notes

Makes 1 serving.

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Danielle's Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

Move over B-Dubs… Danielle of @cacaoforcoconuts_ is showing us how some of our favorite guilty pleasures can be turned nutritious and taste even better than before.

Reasons you’ll adore these Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Crunchers:

  • Tahini based sauce
  • Not breaded
  • Oil free & Nut free
  • Crunch factor on point

The ingredients here are pretty simple, with not too much prep. You can even buy a bag of pre-chopped florets if you’re in a hurry (but of course, less waste buying a whole floret!!).

This is such a savory delight that’s almost too easy to make. Mix the sauce ingredients, then add Lil Bucks for the “breaded” vibe that adds a crunch. You can crush some of the seeds a bit but not all the way because you’ll want that crunch! Then you’ll cover the florets and bake, and then serve with your favorite dipping sauce or enjoy on their own! YUM!

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Our Queen Foodie Goddess Danielle is back at it again with another amazing recipe! Who doesn't love buffalo sauce?! But here to give Buffalo Wild Wings a run for their money, Danielle has created Buffalo Wings 2.0 with her Baked Buffalo Cauliflower! Her tahini based sauce, combined with the crunch from Lil Bucks, is sure to make you SWOON! On top of that it's oil and nut free! THANK YOU DANIELLE!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1/2 Tbsp date syrup or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp acv
  • dash of paprika
  • dash of garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce (I.e. Franks Red Hot)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice (~half a lemon)
  • 1/4 cup original Lil Bucks + more for topping

Instructions

    1. Chop cauliflower into florets. Or buy a bag of florets (I do!)
    2. Preheat oven to 350°F
    3. Blend all the sauce ingredients besides the buckies together.
    4. Once you achieve a liquid consistency, add in the buckies. Blend slightly to break down buckwheat but still keep a crunch. Sauce will become thick and that’s ok!
    5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (I sprayed lightly with avocado oil).
    6. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.
    7. Cool and serve with fresh parsley, green onions and your favorite dip.

Notes

Makes 2 servings.

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Anna's Sprouted Buckwheat Pancakes

STACKS ON STACKS ON STACKS!!! Pancakes over waffles any day, especially when they’re buckwheat pancakes! Anna of @gratitudeandfood figured out a way to make ’em healthy but TASTY, too. After flippin’ up these perfect cakes, top with an essential slightly sweet crunch AKA Matcha Lil Bucks.

Saturday morning cannot come fast enough, and we bet you already have these ingredients: almond milk, Matcha Lil Bucks, and a super duper ripe banana. You’ll get extra flavor (vs. regular buckwheat pancakes) from the Matcha LB’s matcha and vanilla flavors they already have, plus you’re getting extra nutrition, because you can’t forget, we’re using SPROUTED buckwheat here. (Learn more on the benefits of sprouted vs. non-sprouted buckwheat here).

Alright, get flippin’, and happy brekky!

First thing you’re going to want to do is blend up the lil bucks until they turn into a flour. Then you’ll add the banana and almond milk and blend again. We recommend making the pancakes on a heated skillet and then add whatever toppings your heart desire! For this recipe, we used local honey, blueberries, and lil bucks!!

Now you have yourself a lovely Saturday morning!

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

You have now entered the brekkie promise land!!! I swear one bite of these glorious buckwheat pancakes and you'll be craving pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh, and pancakes over waffles any day!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup lil bucks (I used matcha)
  • 1 super ripe banana

Instructions

    1. blend up the lil bucks until they turn into a flour
    2. add the banana and almond milk and blend again
    3. make the pancakes on a heated skillet and then add your toppings! I used local honey, blueberries, and matcha lil bucks

Notes

Makes 1 serving.

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Carob Tahini Fudge Bars

You should 100000% eat dessert first. We don’t make the rules. But also not mad about it when dessert consists of these delicious Carob Tahini Fudge Bars!

 

These are super simple to make, but super deluxe. They’re reminiscent of this raw fudge cafe in Bali–peak LUXURY, and all you need is a food processor and a freezer and boom.

 

Long story short: You’re first going to blend up the cashews in a food processor, then adding in the soaked dates. Then you’ll put mixture to a bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients! Once you’ve mixed it really well add it to an 8X8 pan and place in the freezer for a couple of hours. Store in the fridge and enjoy! Mmmmm.

Thank you to Anna @gratitudeandfood for this insane recipe!

Carob Tahini Fudge Bars

Carob Tahini Fudge Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Who can resist fudge??? Certainly not me. And I definitely don't recommend living a fudge free life, especially with these Carob Tahini Fudge Bars out in the world. It was love at first bite for me!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 10 medjool dates (pre soaked 10 minutes in warm water)
  • 1/3 cup carob powder
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup lil bucks

Instructions

    1. Blend up the cashews in a food processor. Add the soaked dates & blend well.
    2. Add that mixture to a bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients
    3. Once mixed really well add to an 8X8 pan and place in the freezer for a couple of hours. Store in the fridge and enjoy!

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Summer Vanilla and Lemon Myrtle Buckwheat Apple Crumble

Does this not sound absolutely delightful? Just the type of pick me up you’ll need to get through the dog days of summer! A sweet indulgence that offers superfood benefits and guaranteed to lift you out of any weird 2020 funk you might be in!!

 

Alright let’s do this! First heat those lovely apples of yours and water in a small saucepan for 5-10mins or until the water starts to evaporate and the apples soften! Then you will stir in the vanilla, maple syrup and coconut oil.

Now it’s time for the best part! Once you’ve done all that, put the apple mixture in a cup or mug and top with lil bucks turmeric lemon myrtle buckwheat clusters!!! Y.U.M.

 

Summer Vanilla and Lemon Myrtle Buckwheat Apple Crumble

Summer Vanilla and Lemon Myrtle Buckwheat Apple Crumble

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Ingredients

  • 1 organic red apple, cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup

Instructions

    1. Heat apples and water in a small saucepan for 5-10mins or until the water starts to evaporate and the apples soften.
    2. Add and stir in the vanilla, maple syrup and coconut oil.
    3. Put the apple mixture in ramekin, cup or mug and top with lil bucks turmeric lemon myrtle buckwheat clusters.

Notes

Makes 1 serving.

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Danielle's Creamy Greens with Lil Bucks

Your greens have never tasted nor looked this good! Danielle’s creamy green smoothie will make you whisk you way into a deep kale dream that you will never want to leave!

 

You’re going to blend the super power mixture of kale, coconut cream, frozen Japanese sweet potato frozen chopped pear, frozen zucchini slices, maca, Blue majik, vanilla protein, frozen mint and BAM! You have yourself the best tasting green smoothie you’ve ever had!! The sweetness of the fruit, mixed with the nutrient rich veggies, with the added vanilla protein will have you GLOWING!

Now put on some T Swift in the background and enjoy!! I hope this is an illicit foodie affair you won’t be able to recover from!

 

Creamy Greens with Lil Bucks

Creamy Greens with Lil Bucks

Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 big handful of Kale
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup steamed then frozen Japanese sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped pear
  • 1/2 cup steamed then frozen zucchini slices
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 2 heaping scoops Blue majik
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1/4 cup frozen mint

Instructions

    1. Blend, Blend , Blend.
    2. Pour into your Lil Bucks bowl
    3. Top with all the Lil Buck flavors

Notes

Makes 1 serving

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Danielle's Pink Protein Smoothie Bowl

Trust us on this one – Matcha Lil Bucks is the BEST sprouted buckwheat choice for this delightfully fruity-but-not-too-sweet yogurt bowl! The Matcha goes so well with the pitaya fruit, vanilla yogurt and rose petals. A new favorite combo in my family!

Name a better combo than pink and chocolatey…. Oh wait there is none! On top of that this smoothie is packed with tons of protein and veggies, guaranteed to fuel you throughout your day! Throw some lil bucks and clusterbucks in there, and you my friend have yourself a great morning!!

Danielle's Pink Protein Smoothie Bowl

Danielle's Pink Protein Smoothie Bowl

Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

On Wednesday's....... we make pink protein smoothie bowls!! Danielle is back at it again folks with her easy breezy but decadent smoothie bowl! Pink, chocolatey, and combined with protein and veggies- what more could we ask for?!

Ingredients

  • 1 dragon fruit packet
  • • 1/2 cup baked then frozen Japanese sweet
  • potato
  • • 1 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • • 1/4 cup steamed then frozen zucchini
  • • 1 cup frozen papaya pieces
  • • 1/2 frozen banana
  • • 1 tsp freeze dried dragon fruit powder (optional)
  • • 1 tsp maca
  • • 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder
  • • 1 cup almond milk

Instructions

    Add everything to your blender and blend until thoroughly combined. This smoothie will be thick like ice cream! Pour into your favorite bowl and top with goji berries, Cacao Lil Bucks and Chocolate Reishi Clusterbucks!

Notes

This makes 1 serving.

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Danielle's Lasagna

Danielle of @cacaoforcoconuts_ shares her refreshing take on a classic dinner time staple. Here she combines zucchini, vegan tofu spinach ricotta and Lil Bucks to satisfy your heart’s desires!

First things first you will mix all of your ingredients together minus Lil Bucks in a food processor to make the vegan parmesan. Then in order to prep for the lasagna you will preheat the oven to 375. Is it getting hot in here or is it just me?!

 

In an oven safe baking pan, spread 1/2 cup of the sauce on the bottom. Create your first layer of zucchini (~4 strips), followed by a generous layer of ricotta, a spoonful of Lil Bucks and then more sauce. You will repeat the first step one more time for the next layer. 5. On top of the third zucchini layer, generously (and we mean generously you guys) sprinkle the vegan parmesan. Now bake for 30 minutes and enjoy!

Once you’ve formed lil balls with your hands it’s time to add the best part- Lil Bucks! Pour Lil Bucks onto a plate or into a bowl so you can roll each falafel ball in them. Then Air fry on 350° for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through and ensuring the Lil Bucks don’t burn. The falafels are done when the Lil Bucks start to look toasty!

 

 

Danielle’s vegan lasagna is sure to make you scream from the rooftops with joy! Please comment below if you made it or have any adjustments. I’d love to hear your spin on it and how you liked it! 💙 Emily 

Danielle's Lasagna

Danielle's Lasagna

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Who said lasagna couldn't be a little fun? Danielle shares her super simple recipe for a vegan lasagna with the added twist of Lil Bucks! Reinventing comfort food one crunch at a time!!

Ingredients

  • Vegan Parmesan:
  • 1/4 cup original Lil Bucks
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp pink salt
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • Vegan Tofu Spinach Ricotta:
  • 1 cup firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • Salt to taste
  • Lasagna:
  • 2 large zucchinis, sliced into long strips (~12 slices total, 4 each layer)
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato basil sauce
  • More Lil Bucks to layer throughout

Instructions

    Vegan Parmesan:
    -In a food processor, mix together everything except the Lil Bucks. Once well incorporated, fold in the Lil Bucks. You can quickly pulse again but make sure not to crush the Lil Bucks. Set aside the parmesan until assembly. This becomes the top layer.


    Vegan Tofu Spinach Ricotta:
    -In a food processor, combine all ingredients together. Mix until you achieve a “cheese-like” consistency. This will be layered on top of each zucchini layer.

    Let's make Lasagna!
    1. Preheat oven to 375
    2. In an oven safe baking pan, spread 1/2 cup of the sauce on the bottom.
    3. Create your first layer of zucchini (~4 strips), followed by a generous layer of ricotta, a spoonful of Lil Bucks and then more sauce.
    4. Repeat step 3 one more time for the next layer.
    5. On top of the third zucchini layer, generously sprinkle the vegan parmesan. You can save some to top with at the end too!
    6. Bake for 30 minutes, cool and enjoy

Notes

Makes 4-5 servings

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Danielle's No-Bake Matcha Bars

Trust us when we say Matcha Lil Bucks mixed with coconut, oats, and maple syrup will truly change your foodie life!!!! This gourmet protein bar will satisfy your sweet tooth while also keeping you full and focused throughout your day!

 

First things first, you must pit your 5 dates and then blend them into a paste using a food processor. Once you have done that, you will then add all of your other ingredients into the processor as well! And then BLEND BLEND BLEND it all together!

Once you have blended everything together in the food processor, you will then press the mixture into a parchment-lined baking dish! Next you’re going to decide how thick you want the bars to be- make sure they are the same size throughout for consistency! Last, but certainly not least, you will add some Lil Bucks on top and then put everything into the freezer for an hour! BING BANG BOOM you have yourself some No-Bake Matcha Bars!

 

No-Bake Matcha Bars

No-Bake Matcha Bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 dates pitted and soaked⁣
  • 1/4 cup matcha bucks + more for topping⁣
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut⁣
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil⁣
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup⁣
  • 1 Tbsp matcha

Instructions

    1. Pit and soak the dates.⁣
    2. In a food processor, blend the dates to a paste.⁣
    3. Add in everything else until well combined but still textured.⁣
    4. Press into a parchment-lined baking dish. Once you decide how thick you want them, make sure that it is even throughout.⁣
    5. Add more lil bucks and press gently into bar mix.⁣
    6. Freeze for at least an hour.⁣
    7. Use a pizza cutter to slice and enjoy!⁣

Notes

Makes 8 servings

(4 large bars, cut up into single servings)

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