I hope you guys had a nice weekend! Mine was quiet and lazy. I finally got sick with a cold. I take pride in the fact that with my clean eating and active lifestyle, I haven't gotten sick in well over a year. But it finally happened. Friday night and Saturday was the worse but I quickly shook it off and I am feeling much better. Last week at the SFL event, Bruce had spoke of Cayenne Pepper and its powerful effects. So, I took his advice and added it to my quinoa lunch everyday and I think that helped me get healthy quicker.
I have a post in the works right now with a list of all of the green products I use on a daily basis that isn't food. Stuff like beauty products, hair care, homemade facials and lastly green cleaning products for around the home. I just thought it would be nice to give you guys ideas on ways to stay [clean] not ONLY with the things you eat. Hopefully, it will be on its way soon :)
Today I thought I would start the week off with a yummy recipe I got from The Kind Diet that is a twist on an old classic - rice crispy squares! Have a look...
Crispy Almond Butter Treats with Chocolate Chips
- 1 box of brown rice crisps cereal
- 1.25 cups of brown rice syrup
- pinch of sea salt
- 3/4 cup natural almond butter
- 1/2 dark chocolate chips (or vegan grain sweetened choc chips)
- 1 Tbsp ground flax
1) Pour the brown rice cereal into a large bowl.
2) Heat the brown rice syrup with a pinch of sea salt in a sauce pan over low heat. When it liquefies, add the almond butter until well combined. Then pour over the rice cereal and mix with a spoon.
3) Once the mixture has cooled, stir in your chocolate chips and ground flax. Make sure your mixture has cooled or else your chocolate chips will melt.
4) Pour the mixture into a 9" x 13" baking dish and with a wet spoon, press the mixture evenly into the pan. Then place into the fridge and let it cool for an hour before cutting into squares.
Why Brown Rice Syrup??
Brown rice syrup is made by fermenting the cooked brown rice by adding sprouted barley to it that has active enzymes. Brown rice syrup has a low glycemic index and does not cause a sudden spike in blood sugar after consuming it like most refined sugars. It is also a good source of minerals, magnesium, potassium and iron. Brown rice syrup is very similar to honey and you can substitute it for refined sugar in most recipes. For more information on Brown Rice Syrup.
Lots of Love,