It’s no secret that I like balls.
“Girls have got balls. They’re just a little higher up that’s all.” ~Joan Jett
But the BEST balls ever are made by my kindred-blogger spirit, Lindsay. She is more mature than I am, so she gracefully calls them Bites.
In case you haven’t figured it out, today’s guest post is from this lovely lady… and she’s sharing her
balls bites with all of you!!!
Thank you, Lindsay, for sharing your Rocky Road
Balls Healthy Bites and making everyone’s Monday more Marvelous! Read on for the recipe, and check out Katie’s link up to see what else is marvelous on this Monday!
Hi there friends. My name is Lindsay Cotter and I blog over at Cotter Crunch.
I’m a pro triathlete’s wife, nutrition manager/fitness consultant, kombucha lover & wanna-be wino who has a joyous passion for GLUTEN FREE cooking!
It’s funny, this is my blog title and sub-title and yes, it really does describe my life. No lie. I also make a lot of Strange but Good Cotter Creations, which is why Laura and I get along so well. Plus she is my brother from another mother. Am I right Laura? (Editor’s note: Ummm… YES!)
OK OK, enough of my rambling intro. Let’s get this post started, shall we?
So, the main reason I blog is support my husband. We’ve created this dream together. A dream to pursue HIS professional triathlon career and I get to play wing man woman, or is it wing wife? Either way, I’m by his side.
I’d say my best support comes through food and fueling. I’m good at feeding that man, or so I like to think. 🙂
Healthy Bites are my take on functional gluten-free bite sized “ball” snacks. Each bite is made with natural, gluten-free, and mostly organic ingredients.
What started off as a little healthy snack option for me and my husband has now turned into my own little business.
I am passionate about it and want to share these bites with others…kids, athletes, on the go mom’s, food allergy folks, and more!
My mission is to make gluten-free and process free food that actually tastes really good.
Sheesh, do I sound like an infomercial or what? Haha. (Editor’s note: But they really are that good!!!)
Anyway, today I wanted to share with you one of my STRANGE but GOOD Healthy Bites recipes. It might not be strange to some of you, but it is a rather ODD mix of ingredients.
Rocky Road Berry Coconut Bites
- 1 heaping cup of Vegan Marshmallows (I use the ones at Whole Foods chicago Vegan Foods Brand)
- 2 tbsp. 100% cocoa
- 2 heaping tbsp peanut flour (can also use coconut flour, ground up peanuts, etc.)
- 1 serving Berry Protein (Vega Smoothie blend is good here)
- 2 tbsp. Food for Life Vegan Chocolate chip Minis (Can also use carob chips or 100% dark chocolate chips)
- 1-2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut (shredded)
- 3-4 tbsp. of preferred nut butter
- ¼ cup honey
- 2-4 tbsp crushed nuts (optional)
- Optional: cocoa or coconut extract
Grind up your marshmallows in a blender or food processor first. If you have large chocolate chips, go ahead and blend them up with the marshmallows as well. If you are using minis, there is no need, just mix in. Make sure you grind up the rest of your dry ingredients as well.
Transfer into a large bowl and add in nut butter, flours, protein, coconut, and agave. Mix well, and then roll into balls/bites.
Makes around 10-12 bites.
I then like to roll each of them in some extra coconut and/or cocoa. Freeze right away then store in fridge or freezer to maintain freshness. Store for up to 6 weeks. YUM!!
Well folks, that’s all I got for now. I hope you get to make these. If so, please let me know how they turn out.
You can see more recipes in my BOOK of BITES eBook, which is on the side bar of my site. Or if just feel like spending $, cause let’s face it, we all like to at times, feel free to order some yourself from me. I ship!
Pretty BALLER, eh? (pun intended)
If I felt better I’d make inapporpriate jokes about my “procedure” and balls.
If you could have any flavor Healthy Bite, what would it be? Lindsay custom made me Reese’s balls!
What is making your Monday marvelous?