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SWEET SLICE OF LIFE

A Sweet Slice of Life

Hello lovelies

Yesterday I looked through my pantry, tossed a few items on the kitchen bench and started mixing up a power slice that was sweet enough to satisfy my sugar craving.

Until yesterday, I was a vegan sweet slice making virgin and got the idea from something similar that I saw earlier that day in the Wholefoods store. The slice took me literally 5 minutes to make and turned out tasting like the best muesli bar I have ever had! It’s also completely vegan and almost completely raw.

So whats in it?

Oats
Chopped almonds
Pumpkin seeds
Organic chia bran
Organic flax meal
Organic dried cranberries
Organic dried blueberries
Organic agave nectar
Organic cashew butter
Organic Coconut butter
Water

Simple instructions on how to make

In a bowl, mix in oats, chopped almonds, pumpkin seeks, chia bran, dried blueberries, dried cranberries and coconut butter. Then add in agave nectar, cashew butter and water to the consistency you would like it. Once you have thoroughly mixed all the ingredients together, simply transfer it on to a baking sheet, wrap it up and stick it in the fridge. It should be ready to eat in 1-2 hours.

Measurements aren’t provided as I don’t measure the quantities myself. I just put in how much I like of what ingredient based on my taste. On that note, you don’t have to used these exact ingredients. You can definitely mix up the fruits and try different butters if you don’t like coconut or cashew.

Enjoy.

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PAY FOR WHAT YOU EAT

The Price on What You Eat…

Hello gorgeous

I made a trip to my local Wholefoods store today and splurged on 1 green bag full of both organic and vegan groceries. It totalled to a smidge over $170. Ouch!

Not everything I eat is organic although organic is my preferance. I am prepared to pay the price if it means a healthy and cruelty free dietary intake. It also helps that I have the luxury to do so. That said the price of organic isn’t in fact much more than what I pay at the supermarkets.

The groceries I purchased are just divine and included quinoa, goji berries, coconut butter, dried blueberries, chia bran and more.

I did however question ‘how good is it really if its all packaged and canned?’ So I did some research on organic packaged foods and look what I found. http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/100-cleanest-packaged-food-awards-2013-organic

I haven’t really been able to come across any evidence to suggest that because organic food is packaged that it is any less good for you. But lets just say if I wasn’t for convenience I would be making my own cashew butter rather than buying it.

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