It’s my blogiversary this week!
What started out as a way for me to share my healthy tips, turned into much more in the last year. It’s during that time that I embraced my calling of helping people introduce more healthy vegan meals into their lives. I love and appreciate that I have a way to share my thoughts, recipes, and passion with you through this blog.
I have connected with so many people across the globe and made a number of new blogging friends. Your dedication and devotion inspire me and I can’t tell you how much I’ve learned from you as well.
I am excited to continue to help others find more healthy and fun ways to live a vegan lifestyle and to share more plant-based recipes with you.
PS – I love hearing from readers so don’t feel shy in contacting me about anything at all! You can let me know if you’re interested in anything specific and I can do special posts with reader questions or recipe ideas.
Thanks again for all of your support and love – now on with the tasty treats!
For my blogiversary I wanted to create something fun but still healthy. I used a plant-based protein powder as the base of these balls and added in almond butter and coconut oil for healthy fats and coconut flour for fiber and extra protein. I used a small amount maple syrup as the sweetener.
You can leave out the little sprinkles but I think they add a nice little crunch without adding too much extra sugar. And what’s a celebration without a little sugar!
You could make these balls any time you needed a little special treat. They would be great for birthday parties, anniversaries, potlucks, etc. You can use specific colors for sprinkles to fit with the theme of your celebration!
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Mix protein powder, coconut flour and sprinkles in a large bowl.
In another bowl mix coconut oil, almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
Add wet mixture to dry mixture until fully incorporated.
Form into 8-10 1-inch balls.
Place balls in fridge to harden for 45 minutes to 1 hour before eating.
Keep in fridge up to 5 days.
Mary Ellen Valverde MS, CNS, LDN is a Licensed Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist helping clients thrive on a plant-based diet. Through her functional nutrition coaching, Mary Ellen offers a completely holistic and science-based approach to designing a healthy, plant-based life.
When she’s not working with clients or creating new meals for her blog, you can find Mary Ellen doting on her two rescue shih tzus, creating the perfect vegan mac & cheese, or exploring the world with her husband.