It's almost officially Spring...can you believe it?
Up until a week ago, I would have said YES! The birds were chirping, it was starting to get warm and rainy (unseasonably early in the year for Chicago, may I add), but noooooo, mother nature decided that winter needed one last hurrah and we got hit with a beautiful blizzard of snow.
Honestly, I love the snow. And seeing Toby, my goldendoodle pup, get SO excited about it was definitely maybe the cutest thing on the planet. Having a pup in my life again has really brought back the inner kid in me and I love it. I LOVE my goofball side, but sometimes I can get so serious with everything life throws my way that I forget to laugh and take in the little, silly moments -- you know the feeling? Having a dog again has been a great reminder to just be a GOOBER and have fun!
And what's more fun than getting back into the kitchen with some DELICIOUS chocolate-y treats (that feel like cheats!) I've been getting back into trying different thangs out and you guys, these are a freaking WINNER.
HEALTHY BROWNIE BITES
1 c cashews OR peanut butter
1 c raw old fashioned oats
3 scoops or packets of Chocolate Protein powder (I use Chocolate Shakeology for the added nutrients and 'cause it tastes like brownie batter! If ya wanna try it out, let me know!)
+ ~ 1/3 c water
1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blitz for about 1 minute, until the cashews and oats are pulverized.
2. While the processor is running, SLOWLY add water, 1 tbsp at a time, until the mixture is the consistency of cookie dough.
3. Roll the dough into golf sized balls or press into a baking dish to make bars, and store in the refrigerator!