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Happy 1st Birthday Vitality Nutrition - Cake Batter Energy Bites
August 11, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday Vitality Nutrition

One year ago today I announced that I had started my company Vitality Nutrition. Vitality Nutrition is my one true love. Every morning I wake up and thank my lucky stars for the opportunity to live out my dream!

I am so thankful for the support I received throughout this journey:

  • My clients: I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity to work with so many amazing people every day. You inspire me to be the best dietitian I can be - I want nothing more than to see you reach your goals! To each of my clients - thank you for believing and trusting in me to support you on your journey
  • My parents: I am one lucky girl to have parents that never doubted my abilities. They supported me through sports, school, university, and my business. I will never be able to repay them and I don't thank them nearly enough!
  • My sister: who is the most nurturing and loving person I know. Thank you for supporting me, listening to me cry, and believing in me each and every day. 
  • Ryan Cherny: for telling me straight up to start my own business when I was doubting myself
  • Brittney Bergen: who also told me straight up to follow my dream! 
  • Kristi Jorgenson: for being there for me everyday. Your "good morning" texts helped me through the hardest year of my life!
  • Stephanie Brooks: for being my best friend and study buddy for the past 5 years. I am so grateful you believed in Vitality enough to join my team! 
  • Ashlyn Newlove: for being the best friend a gal could ask for and for all that you do for Vitality. It wouldn't be the same without you and I am so excited to have you by my side.
  • Hannah Gillon: for stepping into my life when I really needed a friend and for all your helpful accounting guidance  
  • Nutrition Class of 2016: How lucky am I to call such an amazing group of women my friends and colleagues? You are among the smartest and motivated women I know. 
  • Tarra Hall: for supporting my business from the beginning. I am so grateful for your trust in me! 
  • David and Zos: for helping me transform from an unsure University student to a much more confident (at least some days) business owner. Thank you for giving me the space to live my dream. The community you have built changes lives!
  • All of the members and coaches at CrossFit BRIO, CrossFit BRIO South, CrossFit Prince Albert - Pure Athletics, CrossFit North Battleford, CrossFit Reebok 306 & Frontier Performance for inviting me to be a part of your amazing communities. 

My sister (Hilary), Hannah, and Courtney 


Zos, Iain, Courtney, and David


Ashlyn and Courtney

The one and only Kristi J. 

My talented, smart, and beautiful classmates


Stephanie and myself

What better way to celebrate a birthday than Cake Batter Energy Bites - I hope you give this fun recipe a try! 

Note: you can search "Vitality Nutrition Cake Batter Energy Bites" to find this food in the MyFitnessPal database. 

Yields:

22 bites

Calories:
78
Fibre:
1g

Nutrition Facts

 

 

Protein: 2g

 

Fat: 4g

 

Carbohydrates: 8g

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (45g) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup (150g) dates
  • 1 cup (130g) cashews
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp sprinkles 
  • sprinkle of salt 

Directions:

  1. Add the shredded coconut to food processor and process for 5 mins, scraping down the sides as needed. You may have to add 1 teaspoon of water to help breakdown the coconut. Alternatively, you could use 1/4 cup of coconut butter (or manna)
  2. Add in the dates to the coconut and process until they are broken down into small pieces. Note: if your dates aren't moist, soak them in hot water to rehydrate them prior to adding them to the food processor. 
  3. Remove the coconut and dates from the food processor. 
  4. Add the cashews, vanilla extract, vanilla protein powder, and salt to the food processor. Process until the cashews are broken into very fine pieces. 
  5. Add the dates and shredded coconut back into the cashew mixture. The batter is done when you can roll dough into balls and they hold their shape. You will notice that the mixture starts to stick in a big ball in the food processor. 
  6. Add in the sprinkles and pulse several times to combine.
  7. Use a tablespoon to measure out each bite. It should make about 20-22 balls. 
  8. Store in the fridge or freezer. 

 

 

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