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PB Cup Balls & Life Changes

Last night I got mad cravings for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, which I always associate with this time of year (i.e. around Halloween).

I contemplated running the whole 150 metres to the grocery store to grab some. But my guilty conscious pulled me back. Oooooooh right, I’m not supposed to be spending money on putting CRAP into my body!

Sugar and multiple syllable things made in a lab? I’ll pass.

I also really didn’t feel like spending the night with a massive lactose-induced tummy ache.

So I broke out the food processor and whipped up my own substitute.

This one is out of the park good!

PB Cup Balls

Gluten- and dairy-free. Pretty sure this is what a PB cup would taste like if you smashed it and rolled it into a tasty little ball.

1/2 cup of peanut butter
5 tbsp pure maple syrup
3 heaping tbsp coconut flour
1/4 cup of cocoa nibs (or dairy-free chocolate chips)

Put the first three ingredients together in a mini food processor. Grind until consistency is smooth and dough-like. Add in cocoa nibs. Chop until chips are small chunks.

Scoop out dough with a spoon and shape into small balls with hands. Makes 6-8 small balls. Place on plate and freeze for 1/2 hour. Serve.

Friggin’ yum!

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I’m in the midst of contemplating a big, big life change. It’s been on my brain for awhile because I’m just not happy where I am right now. I’ve been really unhappy in my career for sometime, which I decided to deal with by going back to school. I’m also unhappy living where I live. With my brother moving up to Dawson Creek, a town up north, it really got me thinking if maybe I just need a huge change of scenery.

We shall see. Moving wouldn’t be cheap. I also know that if I moved it would make it a whole lot easier to pursue the career I ultimately want to do. That makes me think that I should really just do it. And do it now while I have the chance.

It also means going somewhere I don’t know anyone, that’s really far away from my family, and having to completely start fresh. But I did that a couple years ago when I moved up north, and it was the best experience of my life.

What do you think… Is the financial cost worth completely changing my life and starting fresh in a new place? Anyone else been in my position before?

It does mean I can’t buy this:

Boo. 😦

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Fro-Yo & Lulu

Today I headed into the “big” city to make a trip to my favourite store in the universe… Lululemon.

I was on the hunt for a good pair of running shorts, a la Pippa Middleton.

Source: Google Images

I had read that the Groovy Run Short had sold-out, so my hopes weren’t up; but low-and-behold I should find a pair in my size! I snatched them up right then and there!

I also grabbed a DANCE! Headband. I have one in black as well that I adore.

Before heading back home, I grabbed some Fro-Yo, which I’ve never had before… Shocking! I tried a little bit of chocolate and a little bit of strawberry banana (LOVE), and topped it with some yogurt chips, mango and blueberries.

I’m a fan!

I especially loved the strawberry banana flavour, so I had to recreate a healthified version at home tonight.

3 Ingredient Strawberry Banana Fake-Yo
Vegan, gluten- and dairy-free! Serves ONE.

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 frozen strawberry
  • A “splash” of vanilla almond milk

Directions: Combine all three ingredients in a blender. Blend until creamy. Serve right away.

Make it. It’s just as good as the frozen yogurt that comes out of a slot machine thing-y. 🙂