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Chickpea Cookie Dough Energy Balls

My college friends used to call me “Mama Ridge.” I’d constantly have chocolate chip cookies on deck for the Brooksiders to scavenge after a night out in Columbia, Missouri. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are packed with fiber and protein. According to Medical News Today, chickpeas contain a mineral called selenium. This mineral helps…

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Banana Bread Crockpot Oats

A thought flashed over me of the idea of using the crockpot for breakfast with some simple steel cut oats. Now steal cut oats are great and all but they take about 30 minutes longer than rolled oats to make. As you know, those 6ams yoga classes I teach come with quite the early rise…

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Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Energy balls are a go-to for my weekly routine. I have made some almond date balls or chocolate date power bars. This week, I opted for the carrot cake energy balls and boy, do they taste like a scrumptious treat! Shredding the carrots is a bit of a trick but once you get past that, they’re a piece…

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Sweet Potato Parfait

Breakfast is vital in my routine. It helps to keep me centered throughout the day and I always start with something that is nourishing for my body. But my breakfast has to be easy. I teach at 6am most mornings so something that is ready when I wake up is ideal. This sweet potato chia…

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Almond Date Balls

Wow! These little snacks did not last long at all. They’re absolutely delicious and a piece of cake to make. The cinnamon gives it a great flavor. You could experiment with cacao powder too. The coconut flakes are optional but I think it adds a little something extra. Cinnamon is helpful for blocking inflammation and…