Raw AND vegan? Wow. That means it will fit in with about half of Enjoying Earth now. I hope you all like new raw and vegan recipes, because that is what I am here to offer.
I also wanted to talk here a little bit about the ebb and flow of my life right now. I feel as if almost every aspect of my life is in a constant state of growing and retracting due to either my focus or my negligence. This observation reaches into subjects such as my diet, where I will commit myself to cutting out oils only to eat oil-rich foods in abundance a few days later, as well as my housekeeping, where I keep up on my house’s cleanliness for a few days and then let the messes pile up for a few days after that. I am not upset at myself for the retracting periods when I am less “productive” but I do see my lack of commitment to be a problem. It often leads to my being unsure of how to identify myself, which is a strange thing to confront. Am I a clean person? Am I a healthy person? Am I a person who reads? Am I a person who sticks to her goals? And the answer keeps coming out to be: sometimes.
I have always felt comfortable with myself being a work in progress, and I believe that I will work on myself until the day I die, but as I grow into my adulthood I feel the urge to have some of my questions answered with a definitive yes or no to help me categorize myself in the world. It is a struggle I am dealing with right now, and I hope to mentally explore it more soon.
For now, I will delve into my “am I healthy?” chapter of my life and attempt to answer “yes” with these little chocolate peanut butter bites. They are basically following a theme here on the blog right now with raw date- and oat-based bites and snacks. In just the past few days I have talked about raw carrot cake bites and a simple two-ingredient rawnola that both fall in the same line as these fellas. And I’m not yet tired of these varying oat bites, so hopefully you aren’t either!
If you do try these little bites out, let me know what you think!
- ♥ 2 cups oats
- ♥ 20-25 raw dates
- ♥ 1/4 cup raw peanut butter (or roasted if not raw)
- ♥ 2 tablespoons raw cocoa or cacao powder
- ♥ 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ♥ 1/4 cup coconut shreds
- Add the oats into a processor and chop into small flakes.
- Add in the dates and process until the mixture is crumbly but dry and no visible chunks of date remain.
- Add in the peanut butter, cocoa powder, and cinnamon, and pulse until a thick, sticky, crumbly mixture is formed.
- Use hands to roll them into 3/4-inch balls (or however large you would like them)
- Roll the ball in coconut shreds to coat evenly, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.