Chewy Superfood Hemp Protein Bars

Being athletic and living an active lifestyle, I’m always on the lookout for unique and plant-based friendly products catered towards protein density- I haven’t found too many on the market that I enjoy consuming on a daily basis just yet… so I created my own! Chewy Superfood Hemp Protein Bars have become one of my favorite go-to snacks or desserts when I’m on the go or simply want something high in protein, filling, and it satisfies my sweet tooth at the same time (win win). These protein bars are not like your standard protein bars that you find in most grocery stores, they contain only whole food ingredients that you and I both can find in our pantry!

Chewy Superfood Hemp Protein Bars // nutritionstripped.com

There’s something about the main ingredients in this bar chocolate, nuts, and dried fruit that’s such a lovely combination between sweet, crunchy, chewy, and creamy. Superfoods = super nutrition from the nutrient dense plant-based proteins found in this bar. One of the superfoods I use are cherries, which happen to be one of my favorite fruits because of their anti-inflammatory power and culinary use in both sweet and savory dishes. Several other ingredients in this bar serve as binding ingredients to make this recipe super simple to make…and an added bonus, no cooking! These are all raw with no fuss of baking.

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Raw Chocolate Malt Brownie Bites

What a more perfect way to start off the month of December than with a healthy sweet treat! These Raw Chocolate Malt Brownie Bites are sure to hit the spot with your sweet tooth, but also keep you on track through the holiday season full of indulgences. Ooey-gooey dates pulsed with finely ground almonds, hazelnuts, cacao powder, chopped chocolate chunks and a secret superfood ingredient to make these malt flavored. These Raw Chocolate Malt Brownie Bites are sure to please everyone this holiday season, I hope you enjoy!

Raw Chocolate Malt Brownie Bites | nutritionstripped.com

Since we’re in holiday mode around the globe, I’m going to be sharing a lot more sweet treats than I normally would- I hope you all don’t mind that (ha ha). I absolutely love these Raw Chocolate Malt Brownie Bites when I’m craving something sweet after dinner or for a quick snack. The perfect combination of healthy fats and carbohydrates is a hunger killer combo (POW!). These brownie bites don’t have the same texture as a cooked brownie obviously- they’re not warm, but they’re still ooey-gooey and super decedent!

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

Well friends, I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving! Actually, I still have a couple left this weekend- hey, the more the merrier right? Today I wanted to share possibly the last pumpkin recipe I’m sharing this season (sad I know) as a farewell to November, Pumpkin Spice Granola. This granola is loaded with some of my favorite nuts, seeds, pumpkin spice, and pumpkin puree; it’s the runner-up favorite to my beloved Maple Banana Nut Granola.

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This granola is slightly sweet (not as sweet as the Maple Granola Nut) and has a delicious and amazing flavor of pumpkin and pumpkin spice. I’ve been enjoying this granola lately with a little homemade Almond Milk with sliced bananas or blended bananas with almond milk, which creates a super thick and sweet milk. I’ve shared several ways on how to enjoy and use granola on my other granola post, so check back to that one to see!

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Savory Mushroom and Herb Gravy with Cauliflower Potato Mash

Savory Mushroom and Herb Gravy with Cauliflower Potato Mash is like Thanksgiving party in your mouth. It’s another beautiful side dish I wanted to share with you all this holiday season, hands down this may be a new favorite side dish in my household- even for my mashed potato lovin’ man. What I love most about this mushroom gravy is the deep, earthy, bold flavors of the mushrooms and herbs paired with the light, creamy, and fluffy Cauliflower Potato Mash, which is mostly cauliflower and a small amount of potatoes. This veggie side dish is a perfect addition to any holiday table.

Savory Mushroom and Herb Gravy with Cauliflower Potato Mash | nutritionstripped.com

You all know I love sneaking in vegetables, especially cauliflower into recipes just like my Cauliflower Pizza Crust. Today the focus is on mashed potatoes getting lower carb and lower fat makeover in comparison to traditional mashed potatoes; and without sacrificing any of the flavor or texture. Literally, throughout this recipe development and massive taste testing (I know, it’s such a hard job right?), I kept saying to myself “wow, this is good!”. Hopefully you, your friends and family will agree and have the same reaction to this deliciousness!

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Nourishing Nut & Seed Bread

This may be the only bread recipe you’ll ever need. Bold statement, I realize. This Nourishing Nut & Seed Bread loaf is my favorite out of all the gluten free, vegan bread recipes I’ve tried and experimented with. This nourishing bread is more than just another bread recipe to me, it represents what Nutrition Stripped is all about. Getting back to basics of living, savoring, and enjoying a lifestyle rooted in whole, real, fresh, high raw foods with minimal processing. These foods not only taste delicious, but also give our bodies the chance to do what they were born and designed to do, regenerate, heal, and provide us with the physical ability to carry out our good work.

Nourishing Nut & Seed Bread // nutritionstripped.com

Let’s just take a minute here and talk about bread. It’s a staple in households all over the world in some form or another. Maybe it’s pita for your family, or french baguette, or naan, rye, flour tortillas, dosa, lavash, sweet bread, flatbread, bing, biscuit, challah, ciabatta; and of course familiar to the states, white bread. Each and everyone of us has some relation to bread or “breaking bread”, which is a universal and communal part of our cultures during meal times. I embrace this aspect whole heartedly and today, I’m inviting you into my kitchen to break bread in a new way. I want to take this classic staple food that we all can relate to, and share a recipe that’s not only embracing this cultural aspect, but nourishing our bodies 100%.

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