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Raw, vegan protein balls {recipe}

When hunger strikes, I have to eat right then. It’s kind of a curse.. Or maybe just a lack of patience.

To keep from losing my mind or grabbing something that I’ll regret later, I always make sure to have simple and nutrient packed snacks on hand. Especially these protein balls!

They’re super easy to make, perfect for on the go and satisfying!

Rawmond Joy:

1/4 cup almonds
12 dates
4 teaspoons cacao powder
1/3 cup coconut flakes (Plus extra for coating)

Chop almonds in food processor
Add dates + cacao powder
Pulse until it turns into a chunky mixture
*You may need to add a little drip of water to help the cacao powder coat the dates and almonds
Add coconut flakes then pulse until mixed
Remove 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time and roll into a ball
Roll ball in excess coconut flakes

Cinnamon Spice:

1/4 cup almonds
12 dates
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Chop almonds in food processor
Add dates + cinnamon
Pulse until it turns into a chunky mixture
Remove 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time and roll into a ball
Roll ball in more cinnamon (Optional)

These protein balls save perfectly in the fridge and are wonderful when you need something fast and filling to munch on!

Do you have to eat as soon as hunger strikes?

What’s your favorite snack?

Simply, Sum


Easy Like a Sunday Morning.. Pancakes {Recipe}

In my house, Sunday mornings are for sleeping in, warm coffee & of course PANCAKES! This simple recipe creates one serving of two medium, refined sugar-free, dairy free & guilt free pancakes! ENJOY!


  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce



Flax Egg: Combine 1 tablespoon flax meal + 2 1/2 tablespoons water. Place in fridge.




Start by mixing all of your dry ingredients into a bowl. Oat flour, baking powder and cinnamon.


Next, add your wet ingredients, including the flax egg that has been settling in the fridge. If you want your pancakes to be a bit sweeter, this is where you’d add in the applesauce as well. IMG_0085.JPG

Mix well while your griddle/pan is warming over medium heat.


Coat pan with preferred nonstick oil. I use coconut. Pour in half of your pancake mix. (Optional: add blueberries or whatever desired fruit) Let cook on one side for about 45 seconds, then flip carefully to allow the other side to cook for an additional 45 seconds. Transfer to your plate, then repeat with the other half of your mixture!





Do you have any Sunday traditions?

What’s your favorite pancake topping?

Simply, Summer.