Well, it really is that time of year. In American culture at least, Halloween is a pretty intense holiday. (ie for me- slutty college dress up weekends and stealing sisters candy) >> so not too bad.
Detox has been going well. I have been focusing on drinking a lot more water than i have been and I literally feel more hydrated. Celery and hummus has been my savior thus far. Anytime I want a light snack, i go to that. Anytime I crave salty, I go to that. Very tasteful and very healthy, good! I have also been making a lot of smoothies which are everyone’s favorite so no complaints there.
I recently was a member of Planet Fitness gyms. I have no complaints for them, there super reasonably priced and it definitely worked for me. After finally deciding to try a free three-day pass for a gym that is next to my school AND work, I fell in love. There is a pool, juice bar, inclusive classes, a sauna, you name it. $20 more than what i pay and I love it. I am very excited to into that.
Now as well all know, Halloween is near! Break out the cat ears ladies and listen up. I absolutely love baking and cooking when you are to make something that is healthy and happy you feel so much better about it.
As previously mentioned I am a lush employee and frequent with the website, blog, ect. Last fall season I made awesome vegan cookies found on our blog and want to share with you!
LUSH-Inspired Edibles: Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cookies
1 cup creamy almond butter
½ cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon sea salt
optional: ½ cup dark chocolate chips
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
Step 2: Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl, and mix until a thick batter is formed. If adding dark chocolate chips, fold them in last. Note: Because this batter is egg-free, feel free to taste-test it at this point, and adjust the flavors to your preference.
Step 3: Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, drop the batter onto the lined baking sheet, and gently press each one with a wet fork (to prevent sticking) to flatten.
Step 4: Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are golden.
Step 5: Allow to cool completely before using a spatula to remove from the baking sheet. Serve immediately, or for a firmer cookie, chill before serving.
I got about 1 dozen and a half cookies. Definitely something to warm you up while spooking around!
Let me know how they turn out if you make them!
xxelle happy halloween