Things that go with coffee☕️

It was just over a year ago when I met this beam of light at the restaurant I manage. She came in all quiet like for a bite at the bar. She wanted something vegetarian and obviously that peaked my interest, as I too am a veggie, and that kinda got our friendship rolling. I believe in my heart that people come into your life for a reason. I know for sure she certainly did. We had more in common than I thought. We touched on many topics. I asked her if she was on Instagram and she shyly said yes. I went on it and saw she had over 2400 followers and I was like WHAT??? YA you're on Instagram (she's doubled that since then but who's counting😜)! But it was our chat about recovery that really connected us. I knew God had sent her to me. And I'm very grateful for it. 

About 4 months after our first encounter I went on a major life trip. I went to become a certified yoga teacher and traveled Bali, Thailand, India and London England. We stayed in touch on social media and upon my return connected in real time. I taught a yoga class at the MaRS building and invited her to come along. 

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I had made some superfood power balls for all the practitioners after class as a treat. And according to my dear friend (@thelittleblackcoffeecup) that's where the idea was born for this collaboration.  She emailed me and proposed the idea... #thingsthatgowithcoffee being the tag she was working on.  

 Grammin

Grammin

She came over with a fantastic bag of coffee, a hand grinder and her camera and we got to work. 

 Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter

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 Getting messy  

Getting messy  

 Rolling

Rolling

As she snapped away I got messy making balls. It was such a lovely afternoon. Please go follow her amazing Instagram account @thelittleblackcoffeecup and go to her website to read her version of that day's events☺️ 

Superfood Energy Balls

*makes about 2 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats (I used Bob's Red Mill's gf)
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Desiccated coconut (plus extra for topping)
  • 2 tbsp. Hemp seeds (plus extra for topping!)
  • 1 tbsp. Chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup Carob Chips
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup Ground Flax
  • Handful of Pumpkin Seeds
  • Handful of Sunflower Seeds

Method:

  1.  Stir to mix.  Use your hands!!  Roll into balls.
  2. Balls should be sticky.  Roll into topping of choice (hemp, cacao, chia...)
  3. Store your Superfood Energy Balls in the freezer!
  4. Enjoy!!
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