Saturday, March 29, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes and Rise Bar Review!

Hello blog world!
Long time no post right?
Sorry I've been SWAMPED with school work, internship applications, LIFE, it's all so hectic! But if you want more daily updates from me, don't forget to follow me on instagram, tumblr, and twitter! I update there a lot more than here!
If you're wondering about what I'm doing NOW, I'll be having a post later about how I'm eating, working out, how I'm living my healthy lifestyle journey, etc. More #stoppingthebinge posts, more tips on how to get through this lifestyle in the healthiest, and most maintainable way! <3

BUTTT for now, I have a delicious recipe AND review!


Last year I got to review Rise Bar products, a company that has bars for ALL your needs: breakfast, energy, and protein bars! Check the link to read all about them!

This time I got to review two new protein flavors of theirs:

Cinnamon Sunflower and Lemon Cashew

The lemon cashew was surprisingly delicious! It had a great light hint of lemon, not too overwhelming at all. And I love cashew butter in general, it added a natural sweet taste, I wasn't overwhelmed by the sweetness at all!  I know lots of other bars out there contain WAYY to much artificial sugars and when you bite it it's like WHOA, I think I just got a cavity... But not with Rise Bars. Seriously, look at those ingredients for the Lemon Cashew bar:

That's why I love this company. It's so straightforward, NOTHING crazy added. Just all natural ingredients! It's AMAZING.

The sunflower cinnamon was interesting! I've never tried sunflower butter, so it was definitely a different taste than the nutbutters I've tried, like almond, cashew, peanut. But it had a good earthy taste, full of cinnamon too! My boyfriend wasn't a fan, but I actually liked the flavoring of it. Wasn't too sweet, which I like!

Both bars, since they are made from a nut base, are a bit oily when you take them out of the wrappers, but that's just the oil from the nuts :) But I did love the texture, soft to bite and chew, and the tastes were delicious as well!

Thanks so much Rise Bar for allowing me to try your new flavors!
And as a bonus, they've given a coupon code where you can save 5$ on your order!! Use the code: "5OFFRISE"


Chocolate Avo-Cupcakes

Avocado cupcakes WHAT??!
The secret ingredient that adds moistness, and super healthy benefits. AND you can't even taste the avocado!
·      2 medium ripe avocados
·      3 eggs
·      ¼ cup cocoa powder
·      1 TBS coconut flour
·      2 TBS almond flour
·      ½ tsp baking soda
·      ¼ to 1/3 cup honey
·      optional 2 TBS chocolate chips

·      Preheat oven to 350 F
·      Mash avocados well with a fork or spoon
·      Mix together wet ingredients, then add dry except chocolate chips
·      Pour into greased muffin/cupcake liners
·      Top with optional chocolate chips
·      Bake for 15 minutes or until knife comes clean