Friday, July 23, 2010

Blondes in the Raw

Well Hello and Happy Weekend! I am SO SO GLAD its here. We got back way too late on Tuesday and with only 4 hours sleep had to go straight back to work/training the next day. Needless to say, I am super sore from teaching my classes, haha. I guess that's what happens when you don't work out for a week. Well worth it!
Anyway, before we left for CA, Tropical Traditions was kind enough to send me a sample of their Coconut Peanutbutter. Let me just say, we put a MAJOR dent in jar in just the 24 hours we had it before we left. It is so good that the hubs were fighting over who got the spoon. I tried it by the spoon, in my oats, in my green monsters, in my cottage cheese concoctions, on GF toast, you get the picture. DELICIOUS!


So with the little I had leftover, I decided to try it in another recipe. Remember those Raw Brownies? Well this time I decided to go BLOND! Besides, blonde's have more fun, right? hehe.

Raw Blondies
Ingredients:
turkish figs
- 8 large organic turkish figs (light colored)
- 3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 heaping tablespoons of tropical traditions Coconut Peanutbutter
- 2 to 3 tbsp Honey Flavored Agave Nectar or regular Honey
- 1 scoop Vanilla Sunwarrior raw protein powder (you can also substitute regular vanilla whey)
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of stevia (optional)
TOPPING (optional and not raw)- Crushed gluten free arrowroot animal cookies. The BEST ever!

Directions:
- place figs and seeds in food processor
- slowly add in protein powder
- then add the agave nectar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, stevia, and coconut peanutbutter.
- continue to blend on low until you get a thick batter
- place in a small baking pan and press to the edges
- crush cookies and sprinkle on top!
- let this refrigerate for 20 minutes or so before cutting.
Makes around 10-12 blondies.


If you are interested in the Nutrition Stats, they are pretty good as well.
Amount Per Serving

Calories: 103 Total Fat: 6.1 g Total Carbs: 9.7 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Protein: 4 g


Its good stuff, especially with yogurt on top! I think next time I'll add in white chocolate chips but these still have that nutty sweet flavor and not overly sweet either.

Have a great weekend. I am definitely catching up on laundry and sleep.

Cheers,
LC
P.S.
Every week/weekend I'll post a favorite recipe find from another blogger. This week's find was from Maggie and Gesine and their Long Run Cakes!

26 comments:

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Ok, seriously have not ever had blondies. Sad??? These sound so good. Hope you're having a great Friday!

kristi (sweet cheeks) said...

I want to try that coconut peanut butter stuff so bad!!! The combination on those two items could never fail in my book. And OMG, raw blondies?!?! You rock. period. I am saving this recipe!

Laundry and sleep are definitely on my agenda this weekend as well. Gotta get to it!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

Coconut peanut butter huh??? okay, I'll give it a try. There's a few ps in my world who have talked about this

Alyson @ Nourished Fitness said...

Oh my goodness those look amazing! But there is NO way I could eat just one :p

Kelsey said...

COCONUT BUTTER AND PEANUT BUTTER FUSED TOGETHER????? omg!! thats SO EXCITED!

raw blondies!!! you are making me salivate!! lol

xoxo

Dorry said...

Great recipe!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Coconut combined with peanut butter? Holy moly I bet that stuff rocks. I'm on the search for a jar now! Thanks Lindsay!

april said...

I love that PB!! It is so good. It melts super easy too!

Did you workout while you were on vacation? I think I'm going to take a rest week when I see bryon!

Eden said...

O I'am so glad your back int the kitchen. Love this idea for the blondies, I'm a brunette, so my IQ might drop a bit! :)
O, and I'll be making that Papaya crumble sometime soon!

sophia said...

Wow, coconut PB in blondies! Why didn't I think of that? You genius, you. I used mine to make a blended creamy sauce, which I LOVE on roasted veggies.

Faith @ LovelyAsCharged said...

Mmm, I have a feeling white chocolate would be AMAZING in this!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

omg those look awesome AND i have that PB. And if you run out, PB + coconut oil works too :) Great recipe hon!!!!

therabbitrunner said...

haha that jar of peanut butter must be good if the two of your were fighting over it!

mm those blondies look so good! i love raw desserts because they always seem so chewy and doughy to me :)

erinsloves said...

That coconut PB looks fabulous!! Glad u found my site, bc now I get to look at yours! All of your recipes look great, hopefully I can try some soon!

Abby said...

These look so good! So does coconut peanut butter. I might have to make some. I wonder if my food processer can handle it.. it really struggled making coconut butter!

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

I LOVE these! What a great flavour combination!

ktbwood said...

ohhh these look SO good girlfrand! I LOVE BLONDIES. like so good. they own brownies in my book.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND WITH YO BOO! happy sunday suga!

Kelly @StrawberriesandFreckles said...

Looks delicious!! A must try, for sure..and wow, coconut and peanut butter all in one happy place..that would make my taste buds dance!

fitandfortysomething.com said...

what a fabulous recipe lindsay! YUM must give this one a whirl.....hope you are having a great day!

Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said...

I MUST make these stat! Note to self: Put figs on the grocery list.

YOU ROCK!

fitandfortysomething.com said...

what a fabulous recipe lindsay! YUM must give this one a whirl.....hope you are having a great day!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

omg those look awesome AND i have that PB. And if you run out, PB + coconut oil works too :) Great recipe hon!!!!

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

I LOVE these! What a great flavour combination!

Carrie said...

I MUST TRY THESE!!! i can't believe it took me so long to check out all your insane recipes!

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

These look amazing! Must try!

anna said...

soooooooooooo gooood!!! THANKS!