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Oatmeal Surprise Cookies – Gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free & guilt free!

Oatmeal Surprise Cookies - Gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free & guilt free!Oatmeal Surprise Cookies – Gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free & guilt free too!

With many of you working on filling your new Pantries with staples, we have something very wonderful to share….IF you need a great place to get great quality organic ingredients, AND you’re wanting the very BEST PRICES on them, we highly recommend that you check out this new ORGANIC MARKET, their prices are a steal, in fact they are better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and we know these items are all fresh! We only share affiliate  links to brands and items we completely believe in, and in this case we highly recommend them and wholeheartedly believe you will too.

Life isn’t what we once

thought it to be.

Instead, it is living on purpose,

embracing every moment,

being grateful for our detours

that teach us how to really live.

And then we finally see

that life is a beautiful thing.

Oatmeal Surprise Cookies

Gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free & guilt free!

Super easy recipe and as always, it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free & soy-free! 

1 1/2 cups organic oats – gluten free

1 cup unsweetened coconut chips

 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup almond meal (use pulp from almond milk recipe 🙂

3/4 cup organic walnuts – chopped (bulk)

1 cup organic raisins (bulk)

2 large ripe bananas

1 large hormone/antibiotic free egg

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon liquid stevia

Lightly grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil. Preheat oven to 350ºF or 175ºC  

Mix all ingredients together with a hand mixer, then spoon onto baking sheet.  

Bake 17-20 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

 

Here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Enjoy!! And YES, please let us know how you love them!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Delicious Gluten-Free Crepes Recipe

Delicious Crepes Recipe - no gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, or guilt!

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Delicious Gluten-Free Crepes Recipe – NO Grain, Sugar, Dairy, Soy, or Gluten,Of cOurse!

Ok, YES!!! I LOVE crepes. And the funny thing is I used to think they were good, but nothing to salivate over (that’s my yardstick 🙂 But it all started one stormy night last fall, when I went to a blogger event where they were serving crepes. I have to admit, they smelt good, but I knew they were full of ingredients I didn’t want in my body, so I just inhaled. 🙂

But the next day, I had to play. I went to my kitchen and gathered up the best of the best crepe recipes I could find, and tore into them. I replaced all of the not so good ingredients and then I thought of the aroma I wanted to fill my house with as these cooked, and viola!! This is the recipe I put together and it is seriously mouth watering.

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Whether you’re a crepe lover or not, you will be after trying this delicious Grain-Free Crepes Recipe – no gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, or guilt either! It is seriously a Paleo or Southbeach dieters dream come true! And it will seriously put any other traditional crepe recipe to shame.

Crepes are one of the easiest things imaginable to make and are great for large gatherings because they are so easy and go so far.  I’ve cooked them up at a few gatherings and people are astonished, because they are not only SO tasty, but they are that, PLUS completely healthy.

Crepes can be a lot of fun too, because literally, the sky is the limit when it comes to toppings. It’s a great way to add more fruit to the diet and will be delicious with all kinds of fruit–peaches, mango, berries of every kind, cinnamon spiced apples, bananas, and the list goes on! 🙂

We also have some amazing and delicious toppings in our “Beauty In Every Bite Desserts” Cookbook that would be amazing…such as: caramel, hot fudge, coconut cream..yummm

NOTE:  Psssst…We try to make it as easy and fun as possible to transition to your new pantry.And to make it simple, we’ve found a market with the best deal ever on quality organic ingredients. Just check them out, their prices are better than amazon, or anyone else we’ve ever found. Because they provide a way for our viewers to try incredible healthy ingredients and foods for huge discounts, we’re big fans, and have set up to be affiliates to their program, so you can get the best bang for your organic buck!

As for the almond milk -here is a link to our DIY Almond Milk recipe–YIKES, what are we trying to do to you?!!!

Lol, don’t panic, if it’s not quick and easy, it doesn’t happen in our book. So we are hooking you up with a super simple way to make your own, also because we can’t find any manufactured almond milk that isn’t chemically laden. Have you? If so, let us know!

Delicious Crepes Recipe

RECIPE

  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook time: 3-5 minutes
  • Yield: 14-16

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk -hit link for recipe- these are the best almonds 
  • 3 hormone free omega 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract – I make my own, it’s super easy of course, so if you’d like me to post it, let me know!
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup organic tapioca starch 
    3/4 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon raw, unaltered green organic stevia powder

Instructions:

  1. Heat a skillet to medium heat.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in the blender.
  3. Use an addtional dab of coconut oil on the pan and let sizzle, covering area well.
  4. Drop a small amount (about 3 tablespoons) of batter onto the hot skillet.  Roll the pan to thin the layer of batter and expand the size of the crepe.
  5. Let the batter bubble and become a solid crepe. Then slide the crepe onto the spatula and quickly flip it to finish the back side.  Allow to brown slightly.
  6. Serve with any of the toppings in our Desserts Cookbook or your favorite choices of fruit.

Here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

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“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

Something really crazy happened when we changed our theme for this site. We lost ALL of our comments. Whooosh. Vanished. Sad day for us.

But we really do LOVE to hear from you, so please comment below, let us know your thoughts, hopes, dreams, and how much this site has changed your life. Ok, maybe that’s a stretch, but we can hope anyway. But it actually is really good to bare your soul. So go for it, we’re ready. Besides, we think you’ll be much better for doing so anyway.

Heck, please just say hi at the very least :)

xox

Laurie & Tiffany

Grain-free Pecan Pancakes Recipe

Gluten-free Pancake recipe

 

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Grain-free Pecan Pancakes Recipe

Enjoy our Grain-free Pecan Pancakes Recipe.  Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, soy-free. Fast and easy to make and delicious!

And what better way, than to start a new day right, than by eating wonderful, delicious things that will also make our bodies healthier, and yes, more beautiful!

Mmmmm, you’re in for a treat!  They are super simple to whip together and take about the same amount of time as any pancake mix that isn’t going to make you feel better, or look better, for that matter either.

If you have our Beauty In Every Bite Dessert recipe book, these Grain-free Pecan Pancakes are also amazing topped with the Vanilla Cream and fresh blueberries or strawberries.  Or you could make up our Caramel topping, which is amazing with the pecans, or for chocolate lovers, our Hot Fudge recipe with fresh strawberries…and the list goes on and on!!

If you’re body is telling you

to take better care of it, be grateful!

You’re body is truly

your very best friend.

AND to make it simple, we’ve found a market with the best deal ever on quality organic ingredients. Just check them out, their prices are better than amazon, or anyone else we’ve ever found. Because they provide a way for our viewers to try incredible healthy ingredients and foods for huge discounts, we’re big fans, and have set up to be affiliates to their program, so you can get the best bang for your organic buck!…AND btw, we can make a small commission on some of the ingredients below, however we will never recommend anything to you that we don’t completely believe in, or that we wouldn’t use ourselves. Alright, let’s go…

AND to make it simple, we’ve found a market with the best deal ever on quality organic ingredients. Just check them out, their prices are better than amazon, or anyone else we’ve ever found. Because they provide a way for our viewers to try incredible healthy ingredients and foods for huge discounts, we’re big fans, and have set up to be affiliates to their program, so you can get the best bang for your organic buck!…AND btw, we can make a small commission on some of the ingredients below, however we will never recommend anything to you that we don’t completely believe in, or that we wouldn’t use ourselves. Alright, let’s go…

Grain-free Pecan Pancakes

Ingredients:

1/3 cup almond flour
1 banana
1/8 cup almond butter or sunbutter
3 fresh eggs, hormone free, omega 3
1/2 teaspoon pure stevia powder (if you can have unrefined sugars, you could substitute with 2 tablespoons coconut sugar)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
coconut oil – use for frying in skillet and instead of butter to serve
raw honey – instead of syrup
raw pecans – shelled

Instructions:

Heat skillet on medium.

Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse a few times.  Don’t over mix.  Place a dab of coconut oil onto hot skillet and then pour pancakes onto the hot surface.  Cook until bubbles form, and flip once.  Remove from skillet and serve with a little coconut oil and pecans.  Drizzle raw honey over the top.

TOPPINGS: coconut oil, raw honey, pecans OR some of the other yummy ones in our new cookbook!  🙂

HERE ARE LINKS TO BOTH OF OUR COOKBOOKS THAT WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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PLEASE COMMENT & et us know how you love them!!!  Enjoy! 🙂

xox

Laurie & Tiffany

Raw Macaroon Cookies

Raw Macaroon Cookies gluten-free recipe, sugar-free recipe

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Raw Macaroon Cookies

psst:  These yummy bites are in our new “Beauty In Every Bite DESSERTS” cookbook, in both vanilla and cacao!

These absolutely amazing Raw Macaroon cookies were one of our first successes with a “Raw” diet.  They are about as quick as ever to make and so delicious.  I love having them in my refrigerator for a quick snack that is full of protein and rich in nutrients.  And of course, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free, peanut free and incredible!

AND btw, we’ve got some super exciting news! If you are re-doing your pantry and wanting GREAT DEALS on quality organic ingredients, you’re going to love our latest ORGANIC MARKET that we’ve partnered up with to give you amazing quality for a steal! Better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and everything they sell is FRESH! 

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Btw, who said fast food had to be bad for you? hmmm, well not in our book! Here ya go! 🙂

RAW MACAROON COOKIES RECIPE

  • 2 cups raw organic almonds
  • 2 cups raw unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup cold pressed coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon himalayan sea salt

Mix together in a food processor and roll into 1″ balls. Place in refrigerator 1 hour until they slightly harden. Serve.  Store in the refrigerator (if there are any left! :).

We think you’ll love these!! Let us know how you love them and how shocked you were to realize how quick and easy they were to make 🙂

Here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

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“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

You guys are awesome, we feel SO blessed to have you in our lives! To YOUR HEALTH, it’s SOO WORTH IT & so are YOU!

xox

Laurie & Tiffany

Easy DIY Almond Milk Recipe, in under 5 minutes!!

Easy DIY almond milk recipe

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Easy DIY Almond Milk Recipe

We hear it all the time…so many people are getting away from dairy and switching over to almond milk.  Just like us, they start the transition by heading to the grocery store and buying pre-made boxes of almond milk.

That seemed all good and fine to us, until one day I became curious….just what was in that almond milk I was buying??  So I did it…I read the label!  That was probably one thing the manufacturer was hoping I wouldn’t do because it was full of all kinds of ingredients I didn’t recognize or even know how to pronounce.  After years of research into cosmetic ingredients, one simple little thing that I learned carried through, which was, if it didn’t list simple food items, my hunch was that it probably was full of synthetic chemicals.  Even some of the vitamins they added to make me feel like I was being a smart shopper, were chemically based.

So hmmmm, that’s when I started thinking it was time to do a little more than just picking up a box of almond milk on the store shelves.  It was time to see if I could figure out a way to make this stuff myself.  And what I was about to learn was going to be lifechanging!  Making your own almond milk just takes a few minutes, and it saves a TON of money and is pretty dang empowering.  Now it’s your turn, just give it a try and let us know how you love it!!

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Shopping list:

To make it simple, we’ve added links to the items we think are about the purest out there, we also try to get the best deals for you too, so building that new pantry won’t be so crazy scary!

In fact, we’ve found a market with the best deal ever on quality organic ingredients. Just check them out, their prices are better than amazon, or anyone else we’ve ever found. Because they provide a way for our viewers to try incredible healthy ingredients and foods for huge discounts, we’re big fans, and have set up to be affiliates to their program, so you can get the best bang for your organic buck! Enough said, lol, K, here ya go…

  • Organic Raw almonds
  • organic vanilla extract (optional)
  • Raw honey or liquid stevia to taste(optional)
  • Nut Milk Bag

Easy DIY Almond Milk Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart
  • cook time: zero 🙂 Don’t you love raw cooking! 

INGREDIENTS

raw almonds – 1 cup
filtered water – 4 cups
stevia powder – a pinch – optional
pure vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon – optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place almonds and water together in a high powered blender. Mix well.  Sift with through a Nut Milk Bag (TIP: or a garbonza bag works great too!)
  2. If you use liquid stevia to sweeten the milk, start with just a few drops and add more if desired…it won’t take much at all!

You can also dehydrate the pulp and use to cook with or blend up the dried pulp to make flour–did I just say make your own flour?????  YES!  And it works as a perfect replacement to any other gluten free flour (and provides a great source of protein too!)

Watch how easy it is to make!!!

AND HERE ARE OUR COOKBOOKS…

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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That’s it, stay healthy, we LOVE you guys!!!  Oh and please let us know if you try this recipe! Isn’t this FUN?!!  🙂

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

 

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Gluten-free Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and soy free too!

warning! we think you are about to fall in love (at least we hope! 🙂 here’s to getting that chocolate fix in a very simple and healthy way…Gluten-free Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and soy free too!

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Yes, these are Repins–and restructured and ahhhhmazing! 🙂

Gluten-free Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and soy free too!

psst, this recipe is one of the many super simple and delicious recipes in our  “Beauty In Every Bite Desserts” Cookbook 🙂

We’ve had so much fun with Pinterest, especially in the recipe category!  Mainly because people post amazing recipes, but many of them aren’t exactly healthy.  We post them in our “Recipes to be Converted” board and decide which ones to do based on the repins and the likes we get.

I had just barely posted this pin when I noticed it was flourless, so I thought maybe I’d post it in our “Healthy Recipes” board, but when I went to the website it was posted on, I realized I could make a few tweaks to make it even healthier.

Soooo, after posting it on instagram, etc. I was flooded with requests to share the recipe. So of course, that is what I’m doing.  You guys have great power over me, haha! 🙂

I really love the taste & texture of these cookies.  If you’re not a fan of coconut, just leave it out and you’ll have a little flatter cookie with a brownie-esque taste.  Hmmm new word, but I think I like it 🙂  I guess those are the perks of being the one doing the posting, lol.

AND–with many of you working on filling your new Pantries with staples, so we have something very wonderful to share….IF you need a great place to get great quality organic ingredients, AND you’re wanting the very BEST PRICES on them, we highly recommend that you check out this new ORGANIC MARKET, their prices are a steal, in fact they are better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and we know these items are all fresh! We only share affiliate  links to brands and items we completely believe in, and in this case we highly recommend them and wholeheartedly believe you will too.

So try it out and let us know how you like it!

 

chocolate walnut brownie cookies

If you go onto our Pinterest (naturesknockout) you’ll find that we love to pin. This recipe was born from one of those repins, and thank goodness, it is so yummy!

!1/2 pure cocoa bar, 4 oz. (70% or higher) 1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure stevia extract
1 egg, hormone free

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup almond meal or almond flour

4 Tablespoons organic cocoa
1/2 teaspoon gluten-free, aluminum free baking powder
1/2 cup chopped organic walnuts
1/4 cup certified organic coconut flakes (optional)
1/4 cup coconut sugar

!Preheat the oven to 350oF or 175oC.

Place the cocoa bar into a zipper bag and crush it into small chunks. Set them in a glass cup and set that into another glass bowl of hot

tap water in order to slightly melt the cocoa chips. Just set that aside and combine all of the other ingredients into a large glass bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon.

NOTE: The coconut is optional. If you use it, the texture is more chunky (as pictured) and thick; if not, they are just as yummy, but a little more flat.

Next, throw the walnuts into that zipper bag and crush them. Pour the crushed nuts into the mixture, and then stir in the semi-melted chips as well.

Drop by tablespoons onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Makes 1 dozen. Bake between 15-17 minutes. Store in the refrigerator.

Here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Please let us know how you like them, adapted them, or devoured them.  Otherwise, don’t comment, j/k!  We love your comments and can’t wait for you to try these out-wheee!

xox

Laurie & Tiffany