Wow! It has been over a month since I posted anything. I would like to say that it is because I have been so busy but that really isn’t the case. I suppose I just needed a break. In May, I decided not to renew my nutrition counselor certification. It was a little pricey and since I dissolved my LLC back in January there really wasn’t a huge need to continue for another two years. I am still interested in helping people learn how to love a healthy lifestyle, but my work schedule didn’t allow the time I needed to build a successful business. This was not an easy decision, but with the saturation of the health and wellness market it really requires a full-time schedule to make money. I am thankful for every client I had over the last two years and seeing their success was so rewarding. I pray that the Lord opens the door again at some point. Until that time, I am still teaching Made to Crave at my church twice a year which is my passion. I have met some terrific women who love the Lord and have a desire to honor Him with their lifestyle choices. I look forward to my next class in the Fall! I know He is in control and will direct my paths to bring Him glory!
I came across this recipe on Facebook and it originated at Healthy Holistic Living. This was another case of “Hey, I have most of these ingredients on hand so let’s make it!” I have not actually made the recipe yet but I plan to do so this afternoon. It has been sitting on my counter for a week and every night I tell my husband that I am making them tomorrow. Today is tomorrow! 😉 Enjoy! Check out the main website for a great explanation of the ingredients.
Bake-free Chocolate Oat Cookies – yields three dozen
- 3 cups of quick-cooking oats
- ¾ cup of raw organic honey
- ⅔ cup of almond butter, optional
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- ⅓ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon of pink Himalayan pink salt
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine the honey, almond butter and coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Stir in the oats, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and pink salt until everything is fully incorporated and coated.
- Use a spoon or small ice cream scoop to drop mounds of your mixture on the parchment-lined baking sheets.
- Place your cookies in the freezer for at least 15 minutes so that they can set.
- Store your healthy cookies in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer (depending on how hard you would like your cookies to be,) and that’s it! That’s a pretty quick and easy recipe right?