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My Raw Chocolate Superfood Protein Bars – NOW AVAILABLE TO YOU!

My Raw Chocolate Superfood Protein Bars – NOW AVAILABLE TO YOU!

Raw Chocolate Superfood Protein Bars

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 I have been making these Amazing, Great-Tasting, Nutrient-Dense Protein Bars for years for myself and my family. I am now happy to announce that I am making them available to YOU!

Each bar is hand-made with quality, organic and natural ingredients and superfoods.  Only the BEST for my family and YOU!

What makes these bars so nutritious is that the ingredients are raw foods, so they retain their vitamins and minerals, unlike many cooked and processed foods. And because they are blended they are easy to digest. The balance of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in these bars makes them perfect after a workout, as a quick snack, a meal replacement, while hiking or playing hard, for days out with your kids, or for a natural energy boost. 

They are a Super-premium “Meal in a Bar“.

* Raw *

* Gluten-Free *

* Dairy Free *

* Soy Free *

 * Hand-Made With Love for Extraordinary Health *

* Made Fresh to Order *

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For these bars, I use Organic Superfoods for Nutrient Density and Energy along with tonic Herbs for Adaptability & Muscle Repair. 

INGREDIENTS:

Dates, Almonds*, coconut flakes*, Walnuts, Raw Cacao Powder*, Dandy Blend™, Sunwarrior™Blend Protein Powder*, lime juice*, coconut oil*, Maca powder*, cinnamon and sea salt. (* denotes ORGANIC).

Each bar is approximately 2.8 oz and 2″ X 3″ X 5/8″ in size. Because they are handmade, some variation in size and weight can occur.

Dates have a natural balance of many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium and potassium. They are high in fiber and a great source of energy.   Dates are rich in Polyphenols, a plant antioxidant that has a high capacity for reducing oxidative stress.

Almonds are a unique package of nutrients – a great source of highly absorbable protein (6 grams per ounce) along with dietary fiber, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, iron and vitamin E.

Coconut Flakes are rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal, as well as boosting the immune system.   It’s also a great source of healthy fats.

Walnuts pack a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids! They are rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E.  Walnuts are one of the best plant sources of protein!

Raw Cacao powder (Navitas Naturals) is one of the richest sources of immune-boosting antioxidants found in nature. It provides important minerals including magnesium and iron. Raw Cacao is also a concentrated form of healthy dietary fiber. All raw cacao products contain the unique alkaloid chemicals theobromine, phenylethylamine and anandamine that help you feel happy.  Raw cacao is energizing, adaptogenic, mood enhancing and simply great tasting.

Dandy Blend™  is a delicious herbal beverage with the taste, body, and texture of coffee. Dandelion root is what makes Dandy Blend unique as it contains over 50 trace minerals. Certified gluten-free due to a special extraction process.

Sunwarrior™ Blend Protein Powder is a unique, raw, plant-based protein with a complete amino acid profile exceptionally high in Arginine, Lysine, Leucine, and branched chain amino acids.  Warrior Blend is an easily digestible, nutrient filled superfood perfect for anyone who wants to amplify their health and fitness levels. Best of all, it tastes phenomenal.  

Lime Juice is valued for culinary purposes as a preservative and flavoring, as well as for its nutritional value.  A good source of vitamin C and Dietary fiber, it helps facilitate digestion and may prevent constipation.

Coconut oil is about 50 percent lauric acid, a rare medium-chain fatty acid that supports healthy metabolism and is now being studied for its anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial health-protecting properties.

Maca (Navitas Naturals) Due to its extremely rich nutritional value, this root not only aids recovery but also promotes rapid healing and eliminates different kinds of stress related problems.  Peruvians believe that even a small amount of maca can sustain performance and energy for hours.

Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde, a potent anti-inflammatory phytonutrient. Plus, it’s anti-microbial, a great source of chromium which helps control blood sugar and boosts brain function. It also contains manganese, calcium, iron and fiber.

Sea salt contains trace elements and minerals.

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My Raw Chocolate Superfood Protein Bars are handmade fresh to order by me in small, individual batches with love and positive energy. Each order will take several days to handcraft, wrap, and travel to you. Please place your orders with this in mind.

**  Please store the bars in the refrigerator upon arrival for they are perishable and this ensures a longer shelf life. They will last several weeks sealed in the fridge.  Bars can be frozen for longer life – thaw before eating. **

Indulge your friends, family, and colleagues with my Raw Chocolate Superfood Protein Bars for
activities, parties, meetings, workouts, snacks and just all round “good sharing”!

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Check out testimonials about the bars already!

“The superfood protein bars are incredible….better than anything you can buy in the store and so much healthier. My husband has eaten 2 today so far and I am trying to use control and not keep up with his count. I will definitely be reordering the protein bars.”   ~Serena A., Kansas, USA

“I love the bars! In fact my daughter whom can be picky about flavor and texture loves them. I am impressed with the quality of the ingredients they are superior bars to anything you can buy at your local health food store.”  ~Christine O., GA, USA

“Hi. Just wanted to drop you a quick note… I LOVED those chocolate protein bars. They kept me energized throughout my weekend workshop.”  ~Ilke, GA, USA

“These bars are unlike any bars I have ever had, and I have had a lot of bars!  I am very active and am on my feet all day.  They give me the energy I need to get me to dinner or to endure a tough workout.  The ingredients meld together so nicely.  They are not too sweet but sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth.  I will definitely buy more!”  ~ Stephanie W., GA, USA

  “Just a quick note to let you know the protein bars arrived yesterday and they are FANTASTIC! Thank you so very much. I love them.  I tell you they are better than any protein bar I have ever had and better than any brownie as well.  They are fresh, moist, delicious, chocolatey goodness and everyone deserves to try these.  They are the BEST!”   ~ Victoria, TN, USA

 
I was hesitant to spend the money not knowing how they would taste.  I love Larabars and I was very excited to bite into your bars and feel like I was eating a Larabar, except with a fresher and even better taste.  Absolutely love your bars!!!  They are the perfect size and half of one is good enough to satisfy my craving of chocolate for the day and it feels good to be eating something healthy.  Thanks!”  ~ Vernice, TN, USA

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HOW TO ORDER YOURS NOW!

* To Place An Order:  Email me @ kibbymiller@tds.net with your name, shipping address and the quantity you wish to purchase.  The bars are $5.00 each.

* Payment:   I accept PayPal.  Upon receiving your email with order details, I will send you a Paypal invoice.  Once payment is received, I will prepare your order from scratch and notify you when package is shipped.

* Shipping:  All items are handmade in very small batches by me. ** Please allow up to 1 week from purchase date for me to have them ready for shipment .** Thank you for your patience as I lovingly hand-make your bars.   I ship using USPS Priority Mail.  I can ship up to 12 bars for $6.50.  Over that amount, email me for a shipping price quote.

MY SHIPPING COST ALSO INCLUDES HANDLING:
This includes boxes, packing materials, trips to post office, printer ink, and the time to lovingly pack and label each order.

 *** I have no control over your package once it is in the hands of USPS so we can not issue refunds for undelivered or lost packages. You will need to contact USPS if they make a mistake with your delivery. If you are concerned about this please request that I add shipping insurance to your order. ***

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
Customers are responsible for any local fees, duties, taxes or brokerage charges that may be incurred on your package upon its arrival in your country. Please inquire with your local post office to find out the fees associated with your order prior to purchasing from me. If for any reason you do not claim or are unable to claim your package from Customs, I will not issue a refund. I ship Priority Mail International, and send tracking information with delivery notification. I can email proof of mailing to international customers and I am not able to offer refunds to international customers for undelivered packages.

RETURNS

I want you to be very happy with your purchase. However, due to the nature of the product, I am not able to accept returns.

I look forward to hearing from you and to be able to provide these AMAZING, nutritious, superfood protein bars to you, your family and friends.

Contact me @ kibbymiller@tds.net to place your order NOW!

 

May the GREENS be with You! and Be Inspired!
Kibby

Vegan Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Marinara & Italian Nut Meat + VIDEO

Vegan Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Marinara & Italian Nut Meat + VIDEO

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara & Italian Nut Meat

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This is one of my favorite meals!  I just had to share it with you, finally. It is snowing outside and COLD!  This is a perfect COMFORT FOOD dish that doesn’t leave you feeling heavy, bloated or sluggish after eating it.  My kind of meal!  This recipe is gluten free, healthy, nourishing and tastes AMAZING!  For those of you working towards a weight loss goal, replacing spaghetti squash instead of rice or pasta is a great idea.  – You will definitely notice how you look and feel.

Spaghetti squash contains many nutrients and is a great source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, Vitamin A, beta carotene, potassium and dietary fiber – plus, it’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol and has a high water content.  

Watch the easy “how to make” video!

Roasted Spaghetti Squash:

Take one spaghetti squash –  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut squash in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds. Place on a baking sheet, cut side down and bake for 30-40 minutes.

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 While the squash is cooking, prepare your marinara sauce (if making from scratch) and the Italian walnut meat.

Homemade Marinara:

  • 3 Large organic tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (soaked if dried and not in olive oil)
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves
  •  1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne (optional)
  • 3 dates (pitted and soaked)
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil

Place all ingredients in a food processor or high powered blender (Vitamix) and blend till smooth.  Taste and adjust seasonings. 

Italian Nut Meat:

(Makes about 1 cup)

  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 2 TB. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • Bragg’s Liquid Amino’s – squirt
  • cayenne – to taste (optional)

Place walnuts in a food processor and process into small pieces.  Add the remaining ingredients; pulse to mix well.  That’s it!  Easy-peasy!  This mix will keep well in the refrigerator for about a week.

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When the squash is ready, remove from the oven and with a towel, hold the squash and scrape the interior flesh with a fork or spoon into a bowl or on plate.

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Top with marinara, fresh cut basil and Italian nut meat.  You can add chevre goat cheese if you so desire.   Enjoy!

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Kibby’s Blended Nut/Seed Milk – video + recipe!

Kibby’s Blended Nut/Seed Milk – video + recipe!

Creamy Nut/ Seed Blend Milk

*A special intro for all my lovely, true readers and viewers!  This one is for you!*

(Lolita, Ginger, Debbie, Lisa, Stephanie, Tara, Marcy, Patty and sorry if I missed anyone else – but you know who you are!)

This lovely, non-dairy milk is perfect to blend up for a menagerie of recipes.  I usually make an almond milk or a hemp seed milk, etc. but thought “why not put the two together with some other nuts and seeds and make it super special with LOTS of nutrition.”  So, a love affair was created and I had to share with you!

Nuts:  I am using almonds, which are highly alkaline in the NUT world and with a full spectrum nutritional profile.  Walnuts are chock-full of antioxidants, VitaminE,  including ellagic acid, which helps prevent cancer and boost your immune system; L-arginine, which supports blood vessel health by converting nitric acid; and melatonin, which regulates your sleep cycle and helps prevent radical damage.   Due to their high levels of omega-3s and mono-saturated fats, walnuts help the cardiovascular system in myriad ways, including preventing blood clots, erratic heart rhythms and inflammation. Eating walnuts has also been shown to lower your cholesterol while keeping a healthy ratio of HDL and LDL, add elasticity to your arteries, and even lower your blood pressure. (source)  Feel free to substitute any nuts that you have on hand in place of what I have used:  hazel nuts, brazil nuts, pecans, macadamia, cashew, etc.

Seeds:  I love healthy seeds!  I am using pumpkin seeds which contain high levels of omega-3 fats, zinc and carotenoids compounds, which are all beneficial for prostrate health.  They are also known to help rid the body of intestinal worms.   At the core of chia seeds’ medicinal properties are their high levels of heart-healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and their unique ability to absorb roughly seven times their weight in water.   Chia is particularly rich in alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, which research indicates is supportive of cardiovascular health.  Poppy seeds contain iron, phosphorus and fiber. They also contain thiamine and riboflavin as well as B vitamins.   My beloved hemp seed is also rich in omega-3 fats and an incredible vegan source of biologically available and easily digested protein.  And did you know 3 Tablespoons of Hemp Seeds = 11 grams of protein?  Pretty cool, huh!?

Recipe for nut/seed milk:

  • 4 cups fresh water
  • 1/2 cup soaked/rinsed raw almonds (soak from 8 – 12 hrs.)
  • 1/2 cup soaked/rinsed raw pumpkins seeds (soaked 1 -2 hrs.)
  • 1/2 cup soaked/rinsed raw walnuts (soaked 1 -2 hrs.)
  • 1 TB. chia seeds
  • 1 TB. hemp seeds
  • 1 TB. poppy seeds

Put all ingredients into a high speed blender (I use a Vitamix) or regular blender and blend for about 30 seconds.  This recipe yields about 3.5 to 4 cups milk.   Pour mixture into a nut milk bag or paint strainer’s bag over a bowl and gently squeeze till all the liquid is in your bowl and you are left with a bag of pulp (to be used later for crackers or pizza crust).  See recipe Raw or Baked CHEESY Almond Pulp Crackers.  I made the pulp into a pizza crust tonight and it turned out wonderful!  Just follow the recipe link for crackers above and press into a small round crust, bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes, top with desired toppings (I used some roasted veggies I had in fridge, homemade marinara, and raw goat cheese), pop back in oven for about 10 minutes and enjoy!  We loved it!

At this point, you can leave the milk as is for recipes or go ahead and enhance with a pinch of sea salt, 1 – 2 tsp. of cinnamon, vanilla bean powder, or vanilla extract for a lovely creamer for your coffee, latte’s, herbal teas, tonics, smoothies and other recipes where milk is used.   I LOVE this blend!   Store in a glass mason jar or drink immediately – I did!   In the video, I mentioned adding Dandy Blend to it – I did this afterwards with a bit extra stevia, and 1/4 tsp. shilajit (optional) and it was FANTASTIC!  Have fun with it!

 

Come share your thoughts about this recipe, variations you tried and LOVED, or what videos you might like to see next and I could possibly work on (nothing too involved though).  I only have 15 minutes to work with on these videos. :)

 

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Weekend Treats – Crazy Frozen Treats – It’s NUTS & BANANAS!

Weekend Treats – Crazy Frozen Treats – It’s NUTS & BANANAS!

Healthy Frozen Chunky Monkey Treats

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I really don’t know what to call this recipe!  It’s easy, quick, healthy and tastes AMAZING!  Has only 6 ingredients and can be made in a few minutes.  I always keep a bag of frozen banana chunks in the freezer for smoothies, quick ice creams, etc.

Ingredients:

  • Frozen banana chunks (whatever size you desire)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder or carob powder
  • Sweetener of choice (maple syrup, raw honey, yacon syrup, coconut nectar, stevia) – to taste
  • Pinch of himalayan salt

Directions:

To make your chocolate sauce, combine coconut oil, cacao powder, salt and sweetener of choice (I used NuNaturals stevia – 1 dropperful) and whisk together till smooth and incorporated.  Taste the sauce to see if you need to adjust the sweetness to your own pallet.  (*Darn, have to sample the goods!)  :)  Have the sauce in a shallow bowl – it’s easier to dip the bananas.
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Take your frozen banana chunks and dip into chocolate sauce (with fingers) and rotate till all sides are covered.  Now, immediately transfer to the chopped walnuts and rotate the chocolate covered banana till all sides are covered and place on a cookie sheet or pan (depending how many you make).  Work fast.


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This recipe gave me a yield of 18 small pieces (1″ to 3″ sizes). Once, you have made as many as you want to prepare, pop the pan into the freezer and within minutes, they should be ready to dig into.  Store in freezer bags.   I like to keep a small freezer bag of these little treats on the ready so when the “sweet tooth monster” comes a calling, I’ve got a healthy, cold treat to cool his fire.

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See, it’s so easy.  You could also substitute the walnuts for chopped pistachios or almonds.  If you don’t like bananas (what?), you could use frozen mango.  I’ve tried that and it works really well.

If you have any left over chocolate sauce or nuts, keep for topping on ice cream or add to a smoothie.  Can also combine the sauce and nuts and pour into a mini mold (or ice cube tray) for your very own chocolates.  Add the sauce to fresh almond/nut milk and warm up for a raw chocolate drink. So many choices!

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Give it a try and enjoy!!!

Weekend Treats – Crazy Frozen Treats – It’s NUTS & BANANAS!
Recipe Type: dessert, treat
Author: Kibby’s Blended Life
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
I really don’t know what to call this recipe! It’s easy, quick, healthy and tastes AMAZING! Has only 6 ingredients and can be made in a few minutes. I always keep a bag of frozen banana chunks in the freezer for smoothies, quick ice creams, etc.
Ingredients
  • Frozen banana chunks (whatever size you desire)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder or carob powder
  • Sweetener of choice (maple syrup, raw honey, yacon syrup, coconut nectar, stevia) – to taste
  • Pinch of himalayan salt
Instructions
  1. To make your chocolate sauce, combine coconut oil, cacao powder, salt and sweetener of choice (I used NuNaturals stevia – 1 dropperful) and whisk together till smooth and incorporated.
  2. Taste the sauce to see if you need to adjust the sweetness to your own pallet. (*Darn, have to sample the goods!) :)
  3. Have the sauce in a shallow bowl – it’s easier to dip the bananas.
  4. Take your frozen banana chunks and dip into chocolate sauce (with fingers) and rotate till all sides are covered.
  5. Now, immediately transfer to the chopped walnuts and rotate the chocolate covered banana till all sides are covered and place on a cookie sheet or pan (depending how many you make).
  6. Work fast.
  7. This recipe gave me a yield of 18 small pieces (1″ to 3″ sizes).
  8. Once, you have made as many as you want to prepare, pop the pan into the freezer and within minutes, they should be ready to dig into. Store in freezer bags.
  9. I like to keep a small freezer bag of these little treats on the ready so when the “sweet tooth monster” comes a calling, I’ve got a healthy, cold treat to cool his fire.
  10. See, it’s so easy.
  11. You could also substitute the walnuts for chopped pistachios or almonds.
  12. If you don’t like bananas (what?) you could use frozen mango. I’ve tried that and it works really well.
  13. Give it a try and enjoy!!!
Notes

If you have any left over chocolate sauce or nuts, keep for topping on ice cream or add to a smoothie. Can also combine the sauce and nuts and pour into a mini mold (or ice cube tray) for your very own chocolates. Add the sauce to fresh almond/nut milk and warm up for a raw chocolate drink. So many choices!

 

 Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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