Raw Vegan Cookie Dough!!! Low fat, vegan and nut free baby! Just the way I like it on a high carb lifestyle. My recipe makes a bunch of lovely little cookie dough balls so you can store them in the freezer and snack on ‘em whenever!! Don’t feel guilty eating the whole batch! Remember to tag me on Instagram (@raw_manda and #rawmanda) if you use my recipes so I can see your creations!!
First, blend oats until it becomes a flour. Add in shredded coconut and vanilla bean. Slowly add in dates and water. If using a vitamix, you may have to do this in 2 batches! Roll into balls and store in refrigerator or freezer!
Do you have an old pair of dumbbells that are way too light for you? Here’s an exercise circuit you can do! The circuit alternates 1 minute of a back exercise with 1 minute of a cardio exercise for a total of 6 exercises that you can repeat for 3-4 rounds:
1- Back: Reverse fly in warrior 3 position 2- Cardio: Shadow boxing 3- Back: Swim kicks 4- Cardio: Shadow boxing in a static plié squat position 5- Back: Y-raises 6- Cardio: Running man in a static lunge position
Alternating Crunch to Opposite Leg -Lie on your back with the ball between your feet. Extend your arms straight up above your head. Lift your head, inhale and crunch up, tapping your hand to the opposite shin. Exhale, slowly return to starting position and repeat with the opposite arm. Do 15 alternating reps. WORKS ABS, CORE, OBLIQUES
Jackknife w/Ball Passing- Lie on your back with the ball between your legs and your arms fully extended behind your head. Lift your head off the ground, inhale, squeeze your glutes, and crunch up, passing the ball from your legs to your hands, and bringing the ball behind your head and extending your legs. Repeat, but this time pass the ball back to your legs and continue passing back and forth for 10 reps. WORKS ABS, CORE, HIP FLEXORS
Alternating Crunches- Lie on the ball with your back, keeping feet wider than shoulder width. Hold your head lightly with your hands. Bring your chin towards your chest. Inhale, tighten your abs, and crunch up, twisting to one side. Exhale, pause briefly, and return to starting position. Next, crunch up to the middle, then alternate crunching to the other side. Every rep should include a crunch to one side followed by a crunch up to the middle. Do 15 reps on each side.