Sooo I was totally going to make my next post an actually meal...but then these won me over. Sweets always win with me. Always. So here's another quick snack recipe that also functions as a healthy dessert. Oh, it's love. These taste like the insides of a fig newton + the divine, luxurious flavor of hazlenuts. This is a Wannabe Chef recipe...I simply added the coconut for a little flare :) These are more traditionally winter flavors...but WHO CARES?! I'd eat these all year long.
So in order to make this whole Thrive thing more long-term I have decided to admit to the fact that Brendan Brazier's idea of an entree is not very tasty. I mean, this diet is more catered to hardcore athletes (Ironman triathletes) than healthy vegans who like to workout (me). Soooo I have decided to follow Thrive for 5 out of 7 breakfasts a week, snack on Thrive-y smoothies and energy bars (great pre-workout fuel), and have a Thrive-y salad for either lunch or dinner each day. My other meal will just consist of regular vegan fare. I will try to limit dessert to 3 times a week.
Since I've gotten a bit more comfortable with the Thrive recipes, I have experimented a bit with similar energy bar and smoothie recipes so I can share them with all of you! I must say they both turned out very tasty!
The realm of raw food dieting is way beyond my reach. I could never go without real baking or meals heated above 120F (or whatevs the limit is) on a cold winter day. During summer however, when a hot kitchen is less than desirable, raw food is perfect. Seee I'm not opposed to the concept, I just don't have the willpower! These raw blondies are a perfect example of an easy, raw summer treat.
The ingredients list is minimal and the preparations are super simple. And the flaaaavors...cashews provide a buttery taste and the combination of salty and sweet is divine. These also make great filling snacks that will give you long lasting energy. Try them out!