Thanksgiving Recap & Apple Pie Chickpea POWERBLONDIES!

November 24, 2012 -
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Hi all! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!!
I hope you all know that I am thankful for YOU.

I am thankful for…

Today I wanted to share a little Turkey Day recap along with
TWO NEW RECIPES!

I had a great time with my friends & family this week.
Got to spend some time Wednesday night
with my boyfriend’s wonderful family
& then spent Thanksgiving with my fam!

My contribution to dinner was
Toasted Pecan Roasted Veggies

They are so so simple & colorful!
Just choose your veggies & chop them up!
I used…

Carrots

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Brussels

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Butternut Squash

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& Red Onion

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Then I topped the chop veggies with
a few spoonfuls of coconut oil
a few shakes of coconut aminos,
Himalayan sea salt, & pepper!

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Cover foil pan with foil & Roast at 350 for about 1 hour.
Then uncover, mix, & roast at 425 for 20 more minutes.

Top with toasted pecans!
Just add pecans to a low heat pan
& toast for a few minutes then let cool.

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Chop and sprinkle on top of Roasted Veggies!

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It was a great addition to the spread!

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*Here’s my plate!
Fact: I did have some turkey – first animal protein in over two months since working on my gut health and it was very good! My dad is a great cook. There is nothing wrong with BEING TRUE TO YOU and enjoying things you enjoy! My stomach reacted well too – digestion was good – which is my main focus, finding what is working for me at the time.

I enjoyed the turkey & I definitely enjoyed my whole dinner.
I was focused more on being with my family.

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Angie set a beautiful table!

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*I snacked on raw veggies & hummus while waiting for dinner.

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*While watching football on their new, super small, TV. Winking smile

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*Her grandma made some amazing looking desserts
& my mystery bars joined the sweet spread!

After dinner, everyone took a bite of my MYSTERY DESSERT & had to guess what the secret ingredient was!

It was hilarious!! I totally suggest doing this. My future sister-in-law guessed every single ingredient minus the main one-She even dug out a CHIA SEED!

She was serious. 

My brother finally guessed it!

Can you guess the secret ingredient?

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Let me introduce you to my new creation that I am slightly obsessed with.

Apple Pie Chickpea POWERblondies

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2 cans white beans or garbanzos (drained and rinsed)
1 cup quick oats (ground into flour)
1/4 cup protein powder
-I used vanilla brown rice protein powder.
1 TB Chia seeds
1/2 cup coconut milk (divided)
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBcinnamon
1TB pumpkin pie spice
Dash of sea salt
2 apples – 1 chopped & 1 sliced
1/2 cup coconut sugar (or stevia or sweetener of your choice!)
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*Found this at Whole Foods!

Instructions:
Blend chickpeas & about 1/4 cup coconut milk in a food processor until VERY smooth.

Pour into a bowl & mix in all other ingredients (additional 1/4 cup coconut milk) minus the coconut oil.

You will need to heat up your coconut oil –
I put the 3 TB in a pot on the stove on low heat and melt down.
Once melted, add to the batter along with the 1 chopped apples!

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Pour into a 13×9 baking dish & top with sliced apples.

I also sprinkled some more coconut sugar on top!

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Cook at 350F for 40 minutes. Let stand at least 15 minutes to cool & set.

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OH EM GEE.
These things are super thick & nutritious!!

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After thanksgiving, I was super full, so once we came home I had some room for this topped with some sunflower seed butter & cacao nibs for a thanksgiving night time treat!

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It was amazing with a cup of tea!

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So from me to you – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

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Also, a new CHALLENGE is coming up within the next few days
with an AWESOME prize for the winner!
Keep an eye out!! Winking smile

BE TRUE TO YOU

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