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Chocolate PowerGather Cups


These are total awesomesauce! They are Whole
Life Challenge approved, and unsweetened (really! I swear!), so I don’t even consider them a treat. They are chock full of satisfying fat, and just perfect for an energy boost and chocolate fix all in one. You might feel like you’re cheating, but I promise you’re not! another great thing about them…NO BAKING! You need to melt the coconut oil, but even for that, you could technically use a microwave ( blasphemy!)


For the Chocolate:

1 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup – 1/3 cup cocoa powder, probably 6-8 tablespoons, depending on how strong you want it


1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon Chia seeds
1 tablespoon Flax meal
1/4 cup Hazelnuts
1/4 cup Macadamia nuts
1/2 cup Almonds
2/3 – 1 cup Almond butter
1/2 cup Dried apples
1/2 cup Dried currants (or raisins)
Sea salt

Add all the nuts to a plastic ziplock bag and use a hammer to break them up into smaller pieces.


Then pour them, as well as any remaining dry ingredients to a bowl, and mix so they are well combined.


add the almond butter and mix until it forms a batter and everything is well dispersed and combined.


Take a spoon or an ice cream scoop and place a nice big dollop into paper or silicon cupcake cups.


In a sauce pan, melt the coconut oil over low heat and grate in the coconut butter. Alternatively you can warm it so that it is soft and add it. Stir often and add the cocoa powder, stirring until combined.

Pour into the cups, and sprinkle with sea salt to finish. Then refrigerate for at least 30 – 45 minutes until the chocolate solidifies.




What’s for Breakfast?

I rush around in the morning, so I find It’s really difficult to “make breakfast”. I usually end up making a pot of hard boiled eggs in the beginning of the week and taking one or two with me to work. So usually breakfast looks like this: 20130608-174222.jpg
(Yes it does kind of look like a 4-eyed monster smiling)

Or this:20130608-174512.jpgHard Boiled Egg, Grapes

notice a trend? To answer your question, no,I don’t really get tired of Hard Boiled Eggs, I’m moving too fast in the morning to think about anything but getting food in there. That’s not entirely true – They ARE delicious. I always eat them warm…Always. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper, or better yet, red pepper flakes, and we’re good. Sometimes I mix it up and make omelette muffins:Omelette Muffins


but usually I find good ol’ Hard Boiled Egg to be versitile enough to add protein to my every mornings. You can even get fancy and add three things to your plate like this:20130608-180146.jpgHard boiled Egg, Terra Chips (Sweets and Beets) and a blood orange….which is a bit more carbs than I usually like in the morning, but I think I only had one egg left that day.

The best breakfast though, when I have time to get reeeeaally fancy looks like this:

Hard Boiled Egg, Half an Avocado filled with Mango Salsa, and an orange…. Ultimate morning Yum!

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