Mint Chip Energy Bites

No Bake Mint Chip Bites - Lexi's Clean Kitchen & Quitter's Circle #ad

These Mint Chip Energy Bites are the perfect on-the-go snack. They’re easy to make, absolutely delicious, and require absolutely no cooking or baking.

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

I am so excited to be partnering with Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer, to bring you today’s recipe!

You all know how passionate I feel about helping you lead a healthier lifestyle. Since the day I started Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, that has always been my core mission. Whether it’s helping you on your clean eating journey, stocking your pantry, giving you tips to wake up feeling great, or giving you cleaner beauty and skincare ideas– I want you to be the best you!

Now, even though I’ve never personally been a smoker, I am so excited to partner with Quitter’s Circle, an online quit smoking community, to show you my favorite ways to fuel your body and mind with healthy tips and recipes to help set you up for success!

Having people in my family who smoke, I’ve seen firsthand the negative effects that can come from it. This has made me passionate about helping others – whether you smoke, or you know somebody you love that smokes – make positive, healthy changes to their lifestyle!

Quitter’s Circle is a fabulous resource that provides motivational tips and a variety of information ranging from how much money you can save from quitting smoking, to articles on why you need a quit smoking support squad, and I am so excited to bring you even more ways to be confident, feel great and glow from within!

 

These no bake energy bites are the perfect mid-day snack that you can grab in your hand and munch on. Easy peas-y, and gives you something to distract your hands and mouth on your work break!

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

Mint Chip Energy Bites

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-06-25T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:00 2017-06-25T00:00:00+00:00 Serves 15 balls     adjust servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add dates to your food processor and process until broken up into pea-sized bits.
  2. Add in coconut flakes, walnuts, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Process until well-combined. Mixture should come together into a large ball.
  4. Roll the mixture into 15 roughly 1-inch balls.
  5. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes before storing in the refrigerator for up to one month.

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer. All thoughts and opinions presented in this post are purely my own.

Avocados {Avocado Boats: 5 Ways}

For this week’s Healthy Food Friday with American Express I want to talk about some serious brain food. AVOCADOS. Avocado is a super healthy fat. That’s right. By now you know I am all about healthy fats in my diet! I think we’re almost over the low-fat fad, right? Good! Avocados fill me up and are loaded with nutrition that I want daily.The Benefits of Avocados

You are going to love these avocado boats. Craving a BLT? Got you covered. Want something refreshing? Tropical Salsa coming right at you! How about in the mood for breakfast food? Baked egg is calling your name. See where I’m going with this? Avocado heaven: five ways.

Avocado BoatsAvocado boats: the easiest way to snack {for two people}. Cut an avocado in half, the long way. Remove the pit. Get creative and stuff with your favorite salad, cuisine, or an egg. WA-LA. A snack for two. One for you, and one for some lucky individual.

Let’s break it down:

Pico De Gallo: Chopped tomato, red onion, garlic granules, jalapeño, cilantro,, Himalyan sea salt, and lime juice.

Turkey BLT: Off the bone turkey breast, nitrate-free bacon, chopped tomato, fresh spinach.

Israeli Salad: A household favorite! Find it here.

Baked Egg: Crack an egg into the center of your avocado half. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes until egg whites are opaque.

Tropical Salsa: Delicious and refreshing. It’s also delicious on top of fish! Recipe.

Avocado Boats

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Avocado RecipesSriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad // Tropical Salsa

Mason Jar Lunches // Avocado BLT Egg Salad

What’s your favorite way to eat avocado?

No-Bake & Nut-free Powerbites

Happy Healthy Food Friday, my friends! We’re at the mid-way through August mark and ready or not, school is just around the corner (one week for us here in Boston). For the next number of weeks I’m going to be focusing on back-to-school treats for you or your kiddos that are packed with brain foods to keep you going throughout the day. I’ll also be focusing on easy weeknight dinner options including one-pot, make-ahead, and crock-pot meals. I’d love to hear from you guys in the comments below of specifics you are looking for!

 

Let’s start with an easy breezy no-bake snack that is loaded with healthy whole ingredients and of course, healthy fats, protein, and carbs. Sunflower seeds are a powerhouse and contain awesome health benefits. They also make for a nut-free option to bring to schools that don’t allow nuts! 

The Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

 

So what do we have going on here?  Easy, no-bake, nut-free, deliciousand packed with nutrients to fuel you up mid-day.

 

No-Bake & Nut-free Powerbites

 

No-Bake & Nut-free Powerbites

 

 

No Bake Nut-Free Powerbites

Preparation 10 min 2017-06-25T00:10:00+00:00 Serves 10     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup sunbutter (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1/2 cup mix of dried craneberries, golden raisins, and dark chocolate chips (these or these are great)

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well
  • Roll into balls and let chill, you can perfect the shape further once they chill in the refrigerator
  • Remove and enjoy!
  • Recipe Notes

  • I like to store them in the refrigerator
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    No-Bake & Nut-free Powerbites

     

    No-Bake & Nut-free Powerbites

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    What back-to-school foods do you want to see? Easy weeknight dinners, lunchbox snacks- you name it!

    Blueberry Protein Breakfast Donuts

    Everything is better as a donut, right? I recently bought a donut pan and am absolutely loving it. I’ve been making tons of healthy treats and serving them in the form of donuts; which is definitely surprising to my family and friends! These were fabulous. I kept them in the fridge and ate them as a protein snack throughout the week.

    Blueberry Protein Breakfast Donuts | Lexiscleankitchen.com #glutenfree #dairyfree Ingredients: (Makes 6: 120 cals each/8g fat/9g carbs/8.5g protein/3g sugar)

    • 1/2 cup almond meal
    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I use grass-fed whey)
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 egg
    • 1 ripe banana
    • 1 tsp coconut oil
    • 1 tsp raw honey
    • 1 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
    • 1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
    • Handful of fresh organic blueberries

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350
    2. Grease donut tin
    3. In one medium-sized mixing bowl, combine almond meal, protein powder, baking soda, and salt
    4. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, banana, coconut oil, honey, almond milk, and vanilla
    5. Add wet ingredients to dry, mix well
    6. Fold in blueberries, and mix
    7. Pour into donut tins and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

    Blueberry Protein Breakfast Donuts | Lexiscleankitchen.com #glutenfree #dairyfree