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Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls

Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls made with almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin, dates, protein powder, and more! These warmly-spiced energy bites are quick and easy to make in the food processor. This post is Sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. Check out more delicious healthy recipes, snag coupons and find stores near you at BobsRedMill.com! Pumpkin season …

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Superfood Blueberry Dark Chocolate Energy Balls

Energy balls with dried blueberries, dark chocolate, almonds, walnuts, dates, pumpkin seeds, flax seed oil, and more. This easy and nutritious snack recipe is a great low-sugar alternative to packaged snacks.

Superfood Blueberry Dark Chocolate Energy Balls made with walnuts, almonds, dates, flax seed oil, and more! A healthy snack recipe | TheRoastedRoot.net #paleo #vegan #healthy

You may have noticed a theme with my snacks section of this site. Let’s face it – they’re mostly nut-based and they’re mostly balls. The  amount of snack recipes I share in comparison to main dishes is pretty dismal by virtue of the fact that I’m not a big snacker.

But when it comes to nuts, seeds, and dried fruit all balled up together in an energy bite? Sign me up.

When I head out of town for a long road trip or go for a long jaunt in the mountains, I’ll often snag some balls in case I have to go more than a few hours between meals. I don’t rely on store-bought snacks, as I find they contain too much sugar and/or contain ingredients I try to avoid.

For this rendition of energy balls, I used all superfood ingredients to generate a ball that is jam packed with healthy fat, antioxidants, minerals, and all sorts of health benefits. PLUS they taste like blueberry chocolatey goodness, which is a major win in my book.

Superfood Blueberry Dark Chocolate Energy Balls made with walnuts, almonds, dates, flax seed oil, and more! A healthy snack recipe | TheRoastedRoot.net #paleo #vegan #healthy

Let’s chat about superfood.

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Cranberry Orange Protein Balls (Paleo)

Tangy, nutty, zesty cranberry orange protein balls made with all whole food ingredients. A healthier grab-and-go snack option. For me, there’s something very gratifying about enjoying a small sweet treat after each meal. Even breakfast! I don’t consume very much sugar (especially not refined sugar), so I find my classic Paleo Fat Balls, Chocolate Fat …

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Paleo Eggnog Latte (vegan)

Paleo eggnog latte with homemade vegan eggnog. This festive beverage is naturally sweetened and dairy-free.

Paleo Eggnog Latte - dairy-free, refined sugar-free, vegan, and delicious! | TheRoastedRoot.com

As you know, I’m a daily drinker of the bulletproof coffee, but from time to time, I enjoy an afternoon homemade coffee treat such as a Pumpkin Spice Latte, or an Eggnog Latte. While I do enjoy a nice holiday-inspired treat, I’d choose a hot beverage over a Christmas cookie if you can believe it.

There’s something about sipping on something warm, warmly spiced, festive, and ever so slightly sweet that just brings all the holiday cheer to your heart and soul.

Sometimes that special something is straight up coffee and whisky during a day of snowboarding, and sometimes that special something is an eggnog latte.

After whipping up The BEST Vegan Eggnog a couple weeks back, I went on an Eggnog Latte kick (using decaf coffee, because girl’s gotta sleep, you know?).

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The Best Vegan Eggnog in All the Land

Creamy, naturally sweet dairy-free vegan eggnog made with all plant-based whole food ingredients. This healthier eggnog recipe is goof-proof and tastes like the real deal!

The BEST Vegan Eggnog! - dairy-free, naturally sweetened, paleo, and plant-based. An easy goof-proof recipe. | TheRoastedRoot.net #drinks #holiday

If these walls could talk, they would tell you how assertively I’ve been sucking down the ‘nog.

They’d straight up tell on me.

In all honesty, I shy away from using the terminology, “The Best,” but you guys…this really is THE BEST VEGAN EGGNOG TO EVER WALK THE LAND <- All caps for emphasis.

Seriously, I’m shocked by how seamlessly this recipe materialized out of the ether…it basically walked right up to me, smacked me ever-so gently on the face and said, “Make me, you silly woman.” You think I’m kidding, and I’m not.

This ‘nog was made for you and me.

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Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake (No-Bake & Vegan!)

Creamy paleo pumpkin cheesecake made without flour, dairy, or refined sugar. This marvelous holiday dessert recipe tastes even better than the real deal!

Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake - a no-bake vegan pumpkin cheesecake recipe made dairy-free and refined sugar-free | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #grainfree

 

Name your favorite holiday dessert. Annnnnd GO!

I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours.

Alright, okay, I’ll divulge…Pumpkin cheesecake has always been one of my favorite desserts for not just the holidays but all of fall and winter. I have a long-standing history of making it multiple times during the cold months.

This paleo pumpkin cheesecake essentially combines my No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake  with my Paleo Pumpkin Pie for that timeless creamy sweet cinnamony tangy treat.

Both the pie crust and the filling are prepared using a food processor or blender, and there’s no oven space necessary – a huge win when you’re preparing a big feast and oven real estate is in short supply.

Plus, you can make this recipe far in advance (up to 7 days) and store it in the freezer until your holiday gathering. Just note the cheesecake will take a few hours to thaw, so be sure to work thaw time into your planning process.

The pumpkin filling is made using soaked raw cashews (just like a vegan cheesecake), pureed pumpkin, coconut milk, coconut oil, pure maple syrup, fresh ginger, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Blending all these ingredients together results in a silky-smooth, thick and creamy filling that tastes just like Thanksgiving should.

Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake - a no-bake vegan pumpkin cheesecake recipe made dairy-free and refined sugar-free | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #grainfree

While I love using raw nuts (pecans and walnuts are my favorite) and dates for the crust, you can go with your favorite gluten-free or grain-free pie crust. I’m super into the nutty texture of the crust and think it lends amazing flavor to the pie.

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Paleo “Oatmeal” Cookie Energy Bites

Energy bites made to taste just like an oatmeal cookie! If you love the flavor of oatmeal cookies but can’t tolerate oats, this oat-free paleo version of energy bites is perfect for you! This healthy snack recipe includes walnuts, pumpkin seeds, dates, cinnamon, and raisins for an infusion of plant-based protein and healthy fat. These …

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Vegan Bourbon-Orange Sweet Potato Pie

Silky-smooth bourbon-orange sweet potato pie is a unique take on the classic dessert. Dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and grain-free, this healthier dessert is vegan and almost paleo! You know what goes really well with sweet potatoes? Bourbon.  And orange. Evidence? I made this discovery a few years ago when I randomly added booze to my mashed …

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Vegan No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Paleo)

Vegan strawberry cheesecake made grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, raw, and paleo friendly. This no-bake dessert recipe requires nothing but whole food ingredients.   Every once in a while, I’ll make a recipe that straight-up bedazzles me to the point of complete surprise. This vegan strawberry cheesecake is definitely one of those! Typically, when I crave …

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