I never f'ing bake Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Cookies (whole wheat and low sugar)

HI!

How are you? How's the week going? I'm doing a 'reset' with Daniela Kende of Color Me Complete this week, and traveling to San Francisco, will keep you posted on both! 

This past weekend I had my best friends wedding in Cincinnati, and it was AMAZING.

The best, I mean all of the feels. She was a f'ing STUNNER for real (you can see on my IG @hundredbloga). I'll spare you all the details but, to the bridal suite on Sunday I brought a batch of cookies I made that Friday for the bridesmaids. 

When I walked in Kaitlin, (the bride) was like "what the fuck is that?" 

Because she knows I NEVER BAKE OR COOK. 

BAHAHA.

I mean what can I say. I was home for a few days and feeling all sorts of domestic, and decided to make up and bake some pumpkin themed cookies just for her special day.

Guys, everyone LOVED THEM. 

Yes I will brag about this. 

Seriously I got major props from everyone, and they asked if I would share, so I thought I'd also share with you!

Keep in mind, these are unfortunately not vegan :( so FYI on that vegan babes. Obviously I try to keep as much of what I do vegan, but sometimes you need a damn cookie, ya know?


My I never f'ing bake Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Cookies

2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup flaxseed

1 teaspoon of baking soda

3/4 teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon of salt 

3/4 cup of coconut sugar (or regular if you'd like) 

3/4 cup of brown sugar

1/2 cup or organic pumpkin

1 egg (or you can do a date or applesauce!) 

1 tbsp of vanilla

Dark chocolate chips to taste (I usually do a fist full)


The reason I love these so much is because they have:

Whole wheat flour: Way better than normal flour by health standards and taste standards 

Flax Seeds: High in omega 3 essential fatty acids and fiber

Coconut sugar (and they're pretty low sugar for cookies are concerned): Cotains fiber and inulin which helps to slow glucose absorption

Dark chocolate: High in antioxidents, high in minerals and a good source of fiber

Pumpkin: High in fiber, vitamin A, reduces LDL cholesterol, LOADS of potassium


All pumpkin everything right babes? HAPPY FALL MY LOVES.

Let me know if you make em, and my vegan babes, can I make these vegan? LET ME KNOW.

Loving you,

xo

Krista 

Easy breezy breakfast that takes 2.5 seconds (+ has protein, & superfoods!)

Guys,

I know sometimes you read my blog and think, "wow Krista is a total expert in cooking and baking". She posts such fabulous homemade cooking and food posts (aka cleansing and protein bars that I just buy). With all the difficult recipes I whip up, it seems like that. I know.

But. Sigh, *SHOCKER* I'm really not any expert at all.

LOL.

I've done VERY few posts on food, and it's for smoothies, or awesome protein bars.

I just don't do cook.

I eat too much food when I am waiting for the food to cook, period the end.

I don't have a big kitchen and I don't enjoy it or have supplies.

Those are my thoughts. 

This recipe I shared with some friends and they were really into it, and wanted to share with you!


Why I LOVE THIS:

It's so easy.

It's so delicious.

Its super affordable.

It's low in sugar, packed with super foods and tastes like chocolate amazingness.

Trader Joe's is awesome for bulk foods, but also ordering online means you don't leave the house. AYYY!!



So here we are!

Recipe for a super easy, filling, affordable, grab and go chocolate protein chia seed breakfast, that takes 2.5 seconds to make.

What you need:

Chia Seeds, about a 1/3rd cup 

Hemp Seeds, about a half cup

Flax Seeds (I like ground better), about 1/4th cup

Vega Sport Chocolate and Greens Protein Powder, one scoop

Almond Milk, about a 1/2 cup, but really just do as much as you'd like (I love the 365 brand from Whole Foods)

A hipster mason jar because plastic is SO OUT


Where to get supplies:


What you need to do:

  • Throw everything in a jar, and mix it up so that it's a soupy consistency.

  • The chia seeds will absorb the liquid to become a mouse like texture overnight.

  • After stirring it up, throw it in the fridge.

  • et Viola!

  • Take with you to work, or just eat it in the morning!


I have been taking it with me to go in the morning and it's so freaking good.

You can add other stuff to it too. Whatever you'd like, goji berries, cinnamon, or fruit. Feel free to make it your own!

Do you guys have any super easy recipes that you use in the morning? Would love to hear your routine!

P.S. Almost there! It's THURSDAY!

xoxo
Krista