In our final episode of “Feel Good,” wellness chef Sophia Roe whipped up a recipe simple and delicious enough for a kid, as well as the kid in you… starring LAKA Living!
Sophia Roe is a chef, wellness advocate, and food & feelings enthusiast, whose work centers around making the language of wellness more diverse, more inclusive, and more accepting. Enter “Feel Good.”
One of Sophia’s very favorite things as a kid was a Rice Krispie treat. So it comes as no surprise that she took on the challenge of updating something so classically nostalgic, with a nod to wellness to boot (of course). Because she believes that LAKA Living’s Adaptogenic Cookie Dough “has ruined all other nut butters because it is really THAT good,” Sophia gave it a starring role in her latest recipe, a cute little cereal bar snack that’s great for guilt-free on-the-go eating. SCORE!!
2 1/2 cups GF cereal of your choice
1 tbsp vegan butter of your choice, or coconut oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
½ tsp sea salt
2 tbsp hemp seeds
Large stock pot
Mix all ingredients (except cereal and hemp seeds) together in a large dutch oven pot on super low temperature. Mix until thoroughly incorporated. Take off low heat. Add in cereal, one cup at a time, stirring constantly to evenly coat/saturate cereal. Set aside, and let cool for 5-6 minutes. Place hemp seeds on a flat plate or surface.
To form into balls: Fill a bowl with ½ cup of water. Dip hands into water, and grab about 4-5 tbsp of cereal mixture. Be sure mixture has cooled — it may not hold its shape if still hot. Form mixture into a ball between your hands, and then directly roll in hemp seeds until coated to your liking. Set the cereal balls on a large plate or sheet pan until you have them all formed. Be sure to wet hands between shaping to keep mixture from sticking to your hands.
Place plate/sheet pan in the freezer for 20 minutes, or until they properly set. Remove from freezer and dust with cacao powder! You can store them in an airtight container in the freezer or refrigerator for up to 3 days, if they last that long!
Sophia finds purpose in being a resource for her audience and educating them on how to cope with stress and live a healthy and meaningful life. She leads transformative workshops and retreats illustrating the power of a safe, open forum for storytelling, community, food, and healing. Sophia resides in Brooklyn, NY and is currently penning her first book, which is slated to launch in 2020.
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Imagery by Michael Persico.