Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Vegan Mac & Cheese (Daiya Sauce), Coconut Almond Date Balls, Garden Of Life Hull
1 C Daiya Shreds
1 C Almond Milk
2 T Nutritional Yeast
1 T Earth Balance
Pinch of Garlic Salt and/or powder
I have to say...this was super tasty, a great comfort food, and one of my better attempts at a Vegan Mac & Cheese.
I really don't know what possessed me to make these Coconut Date Balls but they turned out pretty good - especially for my first attempt!
1 C Almonds
3 Soaked Dates
1 tea Coconut Oil
1 tea Cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
zest of a lemon (or two)
All in a high speed blender! THEN...I rolled them in shredded coconut! I used Approx 2 to 3 cups. It was a little messy but it was worth it!
This past Monday I received my box of goodies from Garden of Life! I'm so excited about these products and will be blogging about them often because of the amount in which I received! I guess you really don't know how big the containers are until they are smack-dab in front of you!
This box couldn't have come at a better time because I'll be going into work EARLIER than usual for the next week or so and I'll be putting their Energy-Blends to the test for sure! Yeah...like 4am...FUN!
The very first one I tried was the Perfect Food Raw - Apple Flavor. It's a Brand new flavor of theirs! I have to say the aroma was very nice! The flavor was peppy right from the start! An energizing yet welcomed smack in the face. As I continued to sip I found myself liking the flavor more and more. For this first taste-test I decided to do it straight-up...1 scoop in 8 ounces of water. I will be adding this to recipes for quick breakfasts in the near future, too! This morning I did the same thing with the Raw Protein Marley Coffee Blend...1 scoop in about 8 ounces of water. I enjoyed this flavor even more than the apple which I was a little surprised at because I'm not much of a coffee drinker. I prefer tea...as many of you know. This Marley/Garden of Life Partnered Combo is exclusively available at Whole Foods Stores. I'm looking forward to my attempts with both of these products as well as the other products I received. But I have to say they are pretty tasty and satisfying as-is and straight-up with water, too! Just a preliminary mini review of sorts with MUCH MORE to come on these products, soon!