Chocolate Chia Seed Individual Cookies

Hello Lisa Lately readers!

We are Lori and Michelle and we blog over at purelytwins. We are honored to be writing a guest posts for Lisa.

A little bit about us… we love to create fun and quick recipes. It is a passion of ours really. We can make any excuse to get in the kitchen to play around with ingredients. We also watch our sugar intake due to skin issues. But we also have big sweet teeth so making fun and low-sugar desserts is something we like to do.

grainfree chia cookies

And after making our 8 minute cookies that serve two (that was a pinterest inspiration) we knew we had to create other options for that recipe.

We received several requests for egg-free, grain-free, and low-sugar (stevia) based recipes.

So off to the kitchen we went. Check out some of our other quick single serving cookie recipes here.

chocolate protein chia cookies

Now these cookies are not like your typical crunchy cookie. Nope. They are more on the soft side just like our regular protein low-sugar cookies. And if you have baked with stevia before you will understand the texture in these cookies.

The chia seeds help provide a slightly crunchy texture to them. Plus it is a great way to boost your intake of Omega 3s!

Here is how we made our chocolate chia seed individual cookies that are egg and sugar free.

Purelytwins recipe: Individual hemp protein egg-free chia seed cookies

makes 1 large or 2 small cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons hemp protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 15-20 drops stevia (*substitutions below)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons solid coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Place raw cookie dough onto a cookie tray. Note it makes 2 cookies or one large cookie.
  3. Baked 350 for 10-13minutes.
  4. And that is it!

*Substitutions: if you don’t want to use stevia you can use 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey and will probably not need the water. You want the batter of these cookies to be moist but thick. And if you don’t want to use hemp protein powder feel free to use your favorite – it might alter the flavor and texture a little. And you can use carob if you can’t have cocoa powder.

vegan individual chia seed cookies

We hope you like our chocolate chia seed individual cookies. They are perfect for those chocolate cookie cravings that can be whipped up in minutes.

Enjoy! Stop by and say hi sometime. Thanks again Lisa for letting us share our cookie recipe with your readers.

The Purelytwins

Lori and Michelle

Random Acts of Kindness

Performing random acts of kindness is a great way to show the world that we have the power to bring kindness to other people, and have the opportunity to make someones day a little bit brighter.

This isn’t a new concept, it’s been around for a while. It feels better when I put my intentions out there, this way maybe more people would like to get involved as well. It couldn’t come at a better time. Next week, starting on February 11th is the kick off to National Random Acts of Kindness week.

Sometimes, it’s nice to do things for other people, even if they have no knowledge of who performed this kind act. I think this kind of activity can help bring awareness to how our behaviours effect other people. Are you doing things with a kind and open heart? Or a negative one?

Often, we get caught up in the mindset that things “never go our way” or we “don’t have enough”, I’m always a firm believer in gratitude and being grateful for the blessings I have in my life.

What better way to take that focus off “me, me, me” and start thinking about others. I want to use this week to bring more gratitude in my heart and be able to make other people smile.

It feels great to contribute more to society, be a compassionate and loving person, and show my appreciation for simply being blessed in life. I believe random acts of kindness are a great way to show this.

Random Acts of Kindness

These things don’t have to be difficult, just little acts that can truly change how someones day is going. We may have experienced these random acts before.

There are many things we can do:

  • Buy coffee for the person in line behind you
  • Donate old clothing or canned food items
  • Bring blankets to a homeless shelter
  • Bring in treats to work
  • Fill someone’s parking meter, volunteer,
  • Give someone a compliment
  • Be more thankful to those around you.

These are just a few ideas, but there are way more out there. A simple thank you and a kind smile can do wonders. Whatever you do, it doesn’t have to cost money. Just know it will benefit someone, even in a small way.

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Remember it’s not all about you. If your in a bad mood, it doesn’t mean you have to drag others into your bad state. Try putting on a smile and give someone a compliment, or buy a persons meal. I guarantee this will make your day at least a bit better. You have the power to change your attitude and show others kindness.

I want to end that post with my appreciation. I appreciate you all for reading, even if you don’t comment. Thank you for just showing up to my blog, blogging truly boosts my happiness each day.

Would you think about participating in Random Acts of Kindness week?

Have you ever experienced Random Acts of Kindness yourself?

How do you spread kindness in your life?

Feel free to share your stories!

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Glowing Green Juice – My Ultimate Beauty Elixir

I believe beauty starts on the inside. What we eat truly does have an impact over how we look, which is why I love healthy foods packed with awesome nutrients. This is my go-to green juice recipe. It’s the perfect pick me up after a few too many treats, or just as a great way to start out each day, which is how I like to enjoy it.

This green drink keeps you energized, helps in giving your skin a beautiful glow, and is just overall delicious. I swear green juices aren’t scary, they’re tasty.

Glowing Green Juice.

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It’s become an almost daily thing in my life. Especially when life gets busy, it’s always good to know I can get in some nutrients in less than 5 minutes from a green juice.

The biggest improvement I’ve noticed from drinking these is in my skin! I feel like these green juices are my ultimate beauty elixir because it really does make an improvement with how my skin looks.

Glowing Green Juice (serves one)

  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 2 cups of mixed spinach and kale
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1-1.5 inch piece ginger root

Wash your veggies extremely well, peel, juice, and drink right away.

You can’t help but love the vibrant green color, it makes me feel instantly healthier when I drink them; I mean how can you not feel healthier drinking and eating green things.

What’s your favorite juice combination?

Chocolate SunButter Chia Pudding

chocolate sunbutter chia pudding

Hello Lisa Lately readers! I’m happy to be here! My name is Kammie and I am the blogger behind Sensual Appeal.

I have gone through many ups and downs in my life and finally I have adapted the Intuitive Eating approach in the last couple of months which has been a great choice and it has allowed me to begin accepting myself for who I am and learning to trust my body and its cravings. I gave up on dieting in March and I haven’t looked back since.

When you give up on dieting, you also give up on letting guilt creep into your life. There’s nothing good in feeling guilty or shameful for eating something that brings you pleasure. I believe that a healthy life is a life that is BALANCED. That’s where my blog philosophy comes from: I believe that life should be Delicious, Mindful, and Happy! 

Chocolate SunButter Chia Pudding by Sensual Appeal Blog

Today I am sharing something delicious for you guys! Since I live alone, I make a lot of single-serving foods. I have a huge sweet tooth so I knew I wanted to share some kind of a dessert. At first I thought about making a variation of my favorite Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake but I’m still not sick of it so I decided against it. So instead – I’m sharing a single serving dessert that is so healthy it can be eaten for breakfast! Who doesn’t love that?

Say hello to a Chocolate SunButter Chia Pudding! The first time I ever made a chia pudding it was a simple chocolate one. It was so yummy and healthy, I fell in love. Recently, I created a vegan version because I was craving peanut butter and chocolate – so there became a Chocolate Peanut Butter version.

On my latest Trader Joe’s trip, I finally bought a Sunflower Butter that many bloggers have been raving about for a long time now. And man, let me tell you – I now understand what all the rave Is about! Not only is this butter good for people with nut allergies since it’s made with sunflower seeds – but it also super delicious! I couldn’t help myself – another chia pudding was born!

Chocolate SunButter Chia Pudding by Sensual Appeal Blog

Chocolate SunButter Chia Pudding (serves 1) – vegan, sugar free, nut free
Recipe by Sensual Appeal

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk, vanilla unsweetened
  • 1 Tbsp Sunflower Butter
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 7 drops Chocolate Stevia or 1 packet Stevia

Directions:

  • Put all of the ingredients in an immersion blender and blend to combine. Divide between two small glass ramekins or into one larger cup. Cover and stick in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. Enjoy!

Hope you enjoy this yummy dessert (or breakfast)! If you are into healthy sweets and love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, you will LOVE this nut-free sugar-free vegan Chocolate SunButter Chia Pudding!

Enjoy!

If you enjoyed this recipe, I’d love for you to check out my blog for more recipes, healthy living musings and other posts over at Sensual Appeal Blog. Show me some love by liking my Facebook page and subscribing to my YouTube channel!

xo Kammie