Overnight Vanilla Protein Oats, No Bake Vegan PB Choc Chip Coconut Protein Bars
Posted Feb 17 2010 2:04pm
Happy Hump Day, Bloggies! We're halfway done with the week! Woot! I've got a hot power flow yoga class to teach tonight and can't wait to get my hot humpy flow going! But earlier today day I was lucky enough to catch a quick cup of 'Bucks with Madelineof Greens and Jeans before she had to boogie off to work. Skylar, my trust sidekick was with me, of course.
Here's a few pics of Skylar at Starbucks And Madeline....
...but I forgot to ask someone to take a pic of the 3 of us!! So no group shot today....boo-hoo!
So Here's a few pics of our last Coffee Meetup Madeline and I gabbed about life. And Skylar snacked and kept us entertained.
It was awesome catching up with Madeline as it always is, and since we hadn't seen each other in a few weeks it was extra nice today!
And of course your comments about our eating paths and food choices, "converting" or helping others eat more healthfully, that was good stuff. Most of you said that you lead by example, you don't force or try to "convert" anyone and I am the same way. It's just not my style to be all up in someone's business about what they eat, or don't choose to eat. To each her own! I just do what makes me feel happy and healthy and let everyone else worry about him or herself!
Thank you guys for leaving such great comments! As a blogger, it's nice to know that my words and thoughts are being read and that there is some dialogue exchange. Some people say they blog for themselves; and I agree, to a point.But I also blog to establish connections, friendships, and relationships with others: you guys who are my readers! And I savor the dialogue and the sharing of thoughts so your comments mean alot to me! I love the up-and-back dialogue and chatter; so thank you to everyone who reads and leaves a comment!And even if you're reading in stealth, I love ya too!
Averie's No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Oil Protein Bars Today's Batch of No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bars was the exact same as This Recipe, except I added 1/4 c coconut oil. The addition of the coconut oil makes them solidify and hold together just a little better which I like!
Combine the Oats, Coconut Flakes, Raisins, Choc Chips, Flax & Chia Seeds, Maple, Cinnamon, and Coconut Oil Don't Forget The Peanut Butter (or whatever nut butter you prefer!) and Your Favorite Protein Powder(and if you're not into Protein Powder, that's fine, youcan omit it) and Stir it Up Freezer Time! After a few hours in the freezer, I removed the tray and diced the bars, and wrapped them up! Can see the Peanut Butter woven into the inside of the bar here? oh yeah, baby!
And the flavors of coconut, chia & flax seeds, mashed banana, oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, chocolate chips, well...they are really tasty in combination together!
Questions: I mentioned in the post that I blog to establish relationships and connections with others, but I'd love to hear why you blog or what prompted you to start blogging. For me, I started blogging for a few reasons. First, I saw bloggers and blogs and thought, hey, I can do that. And I dare I say, I thought, hey I can make food look and taste better than that blogger did! Little did I realize how much work is actually involved in successful blogging. But that aside, I started my blog also because I was sick of typing up emails to my friends one by one trying to explain how to make a dish or what I included in a recipe. The blog was a way to document what I did and to save myself some time and to provide information and recipes to anyone who wanted to know what I did. And, I have enjoyed visiting hundreds, if not thousands, of other blogs seeing what everyone else likes to make! That's been awesome and I have learned so much; new techniques, food preparation methods, and recipes!
However, for me, "food blogging" isn't even that much about the food anymore. It's about all the readers that stop by and the friends that I have made. I don't even really care what you guys make! I mean to say, I care about you, not your food.You are my friends and I love being a part of your lives. We just happen to be "food bloggers"but we could be "underwater basket-weaver bloggers" and it really wouldn't matter. That said, no one get your undies in a bundle, I love sharing recipes and will always have a passion to create new and great recipes and will showcase them here, especially of the chocolate persuasion! haha!
So please tell me why you blog, what you love about blogs, why you started your blog? Fill me in on it all!
Overnight oats or soaked oats...have you tried them? Do you like your oats this way? I actually like them the best this way, better than hot and on the stove. Call me crazy, but this is the way I love 'em!
With my new commenting system, I am also trying, best I can, to leave replies if someone asks me a question in the comment field. And, for some of you I answer in private emailand others I drop a comment on your blog,and sometimes I answer back in the comment field.Which method do you prefer? Do you go back and re-read the comment section? I rarely go and re-read other bloggers' comment fields so not sure if that's a good way to get an answer to you or not. Private email is nice, but other people may have the same questions so in that sense answering in the comment field is nice...But let me know how you prefer me to answer when I can grab a few minutes to reply to you!
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