If you follow me at Conscious Bites Nutrition you’ve probably heard me say, “Protein is not a powder and breakfast is not a bar.” I really believe that. Unless of course you are making your own bar. These no-bake bars are yummy and filled with all kinds of nutrient-dense ingredients. Next time you are tempted to reach for a store-bought bar, make a batch of these instead. No-Bake Chocolate Almond Bars 1/2 cup raw honey or grade B maple syrup 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil 1/4 cup almond butter 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 tsp […]
April was a pretty crazy month for me. My dad’s health was diminishing rapidly and I felt called to step away from my business for an extended time period so that I could be with him. I booked a one-way ticket to Colorado and planted myself in his world. Meals with the residents in his assisted living facility literally brought me to my knees. Being a food lover and knowing how much my dad appreciated a beautiful meal, my heart cracked open when I glimpsed the food on his plate. Needless to say I brought […]
Chocolate for breakfast can take many forms. Sometimes it shows up in a sensational smoothie. Sometimes it shows up in a lovely breakfast pudding. Yes, that’s “the cluster” you see sprinkled on top of this breakfast pudding. Today it showed up in a batch of delicious chocolate buckwheat pancakes. The beauty of buckwheat is that it’s gluten-free AND it makes a scrumptious pancake. Who wouldn’t like a little chocolate for breakfast? Gluten-free Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes 1 ounce 100% unsweetened dark chocolate (grated) 1 1/3 cups buckwheat flour 1 large organic egg 1/3 cup plus […]
There is only one flavor in the world that competes with my love of chocolate and that is pumpkin. Sometimes I simply must marry the two. Pumpkin is in the squash family so as long as the flesh of the plant is orange, any squash will do. For this recipe, I used acorn squash. You can make pudding or you can add a little more almond milk and crushed ice and turn it into a smoothie. Top it with some cacao nibs or a beautiful sliver of dark chocolate and you’ve got. . . Chocolate […]
Some people begin their day with the newspaper. Others flip through their favorite magazines while sipping a cup of hot steamy cocoa. (I know, you’re drinking coffee but this is a chocolate blog, okay?) Me? I go blog hopping. I love to see what people are cooking up and how they’re presenting their food to the world. When I found Honey & Jam, I was mesmerized. Everything about this blog is stunning—the recipes, the photography, the presentation. I even love the way Hannah managed to find the perfect typeface to offset the rustic feel in […]
This has been a CRAZY BUSY week. I love being a multi-passionate entrepreneur and all the variety that splashes into my life. But, I know I’m getting a little too busy when I’m spending more time at my computer than in my kitchen. Yesterday I decided to play with my chocolate for breakfast smoothie. I think I shocked a few of my fans when I posted this photo on my fan page. But seriously? It’s a delicious way to go green. If you’re new to my chocolate for breakfast world, I’m a self-professed chocolate aficionado. […]
Sue Ann Gleason
Sue Ann Gleason is a culinary nutritionist, radiant life expert, and writer living in the Washington, DC area with her husband John. When not working with clients, she can be found sampling exotic chocolates or building broccoli forests in her mashed potatoes.