Sometimes it feels like my life is "rolling with the tide" (Jorma Kaukonen reference), but I wouldn't have it any other way despite the obligatory transition period of newness and letting go of 'oldness'.
I'm reminded of sweet words of wisdom from an old friend of mine, who, when the going got tough would remind me to "accept, detach, transcend" any difficult situation. Words to live by.
Peanut Butter Oat Bars for a yoga get-together with some sweet friends in the summer.
Now, I'm craving them all the more as I've just moved to a place that requires much walking (or biking, depending on your preference) and as such, much of my energy. These bars do just the trick; lightweight, I can pop one in my purse and it keeps me satisfied all day and all of the night (Kinks reference).
Peanut Butter Oat Bars
makes 12-16 small square bars
1 cup oats
11-12 pitted medjool dates
1 tsp cinnamon
a handful of cacao nibs (or could use chocolate chips)
4-5 heaping tbsps of organic, unsweetened peanut butter
Process all ingredients in a food processor until well combined. Press the mixture into a tray or roll into balls. Chill for at least 30 minute in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy with your morning mug.
These bars are quite the trip: dense, moist, yet light, dazzling the senses with hints of sweetness. A fab combination if you ask me. I also like that they are a little messy and not too pristine, just as nature intended.
If you are looking for something utterly gluten free, substitute the oats with quinoa flakes, or one could even try ground buckwheat groats. As for raw oats, that's your call; I seem to find they taste like soap whenever I eat them. Et toi?
To the last days of summer, dolls xo