No Bake Energy Bites

When we look at the grocery store, premade bars and snacks can be expensive and loaded with things that we might not really want in our home.

Energy bites are a favorite, quick snack(sometimes even a quick meal on the go) in our home.

The nice part about them is that this is a base recipe meaning that you can add in your favorite protein powder or swap out chocolate chips for nuts or raisins or even a healthy candy-coated chocolate :) 

So lets get to it!
No-Bake Evergy Bites
* 1 cup organic rolled oats
* 2/3 cup organic shredded coconut flakes(unsweetened because the sweetened is loaded with things we don't want or need)
* 1/2 cup creamy nut butter(we prefer peanut butter)
* 1/2 cup ground flaxseed(healthy fiber or add in some protein powder)
* 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips(this can be left out or you can change it for something fun10
1/3 cup honey(raw is what we use)
* 1 Tbsp chia seeds(optional but so good that I think you should add it :) )
1 tsp vanilla extract

Go ahead and add all of these ingredients to a bowl and mix well!
We tend to make a 3x-4x a normal batch but we are feeding a small army plus they keep well in the freezer.
Once they are mixed well, you can roll or scoop them into 1 inch balls. 
Place them on a cookie sheet(I line mine with parchment paper for easy clean up) and freeze them for 3-4 hours. 
Then store in a ziplock baggie in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 6 months.
Okay, I literally laughed out loud because I am lucky if they last a week here!! 
So there you have it a healthy and super easy recipe everyone in your house will love!
Some fun additions that we like to add are essential oils like cinnamon bark, clove, nutmeg & ginger.
Be creative!

Please share ways that you make energy bites! I am always looking for new ideas!!

God Bless!
Amanda 

DIY Beach Waves (light hold hair spray)

DIY Beach Waves (light hold hair spray)
So, I do not wash my hair every day and have little tricks that help me to keep my hair manageable and not gross ;) 

I do up days, dry shampoo, headbands, scalp treatments, and one of my summer favorites- beach waves!!

Beach waves is a nice non-toxic way to get a little bit of texture and hold for your hair. 

Click here for a quick video on how I make it!

DIY Beach Waves (thank you for sharing this Lindsey Elmore)
This spray will give a bit of texture and manageability to hair.⁣
Ingredients⁣
* 1/4 teaspoon epsom salt⁣
* 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt⁣
* 1/8 teaspoon citric acid⁣
* 1 tablespoon vodka⁣
* 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil⁣
* 1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil⁣
* purified water, hot but not boiling⁣
* 4 drops cedarwood essential oil⁣
* 4 drops bergamot essential oil⁣
* 3 drops tangerine essential oil⁣
* 2 drops spearmint essential oil⁣
Instructions⁣
1. Combine salts, citric acid, vodka, jojoba, and vitamin E oil in a small spray bottle.⁣
2. Add hot water to almost fill the bottle. Attach sprayer and shake vigorously to dissolve salts.⁣
3. Open the bottle and add essential oils.⁣
To Use⁣
1. Shake gently to incorporate before each use.⁣
2. Spray generously on damp hair.⁣
3. Scrunch hair with hands to encourage waves, and allow to air dry.⁣

I just love what it does for my hair and hope that you do too!

God bless!
Amanda
 
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