Ready to get energized? I sure am. This time of year can be draining. The days are short, the weather is shit, and it can be incredibly hard to stay motivated despite still being so busy.
I find one of the biggest struggles people have when they’re busy is finding time to eat nutritious meals. When you’re constantly on-the-go, the first thing you skip is a healthy meal and instead you reach for quick snacks that are usually loaded with sugar and not many nutrients.
In flies this fantastic recipe that is fuelling, easy and great for an on-the-go snack that your body will actually thank you for. Perfect for a busy mom, for those with a challenging schedule or are a late night snacker but don’t want to reach for that bag of chips or sugary treat.
Some of the star ingredients in this recipe that make it so good for you (while also tasting good) are coconut oil, Bob’s Red Mill carob powder and almond meal. Carob contains Gallic acid that works as an analgesic, anti-allergic, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral and antiseptic! It truly is a superstar ingredient.
This recipe is also filled with healthy fats to help burn fat from the nuts and seeds and it’s even great for balancing your blood sugar levels because of the dates which are low glycemic. This basically means that the natural sugars in the dates are slow releasing and won’t lead your body into a sugar crash like some of the not-so-good snacks we usually reach for.
One of the best parts about this recipe is that it’s incredibly versatile and there are so many variations you can make depending on what’s in your cupboard and what you like. For example, if you don’t like dates, add prunes or other dried fruit. If you don’t like cashews, add almonds or another nut of your choosing. Don’t like peanut butter? Add natural nutella. The combos are seriously endless and will ensure you never get sick of this healthy snack.
2 tbsp. Carob Powder + extra for rollings the balls – I used Bob’s Red Mill
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tbsp. hemp seeds + extra for rolling the balls
1 tbsp. peanut butter
1 tsp. maple syrup
Into a high speed food processor add all your ingredients and blend for around 2 minutes or until you can no longer see the shape or the walnuts. You want this mixture to be very well combined and easy to mould.
Once blended begin rolling into balls this recipe made 12. If you’d like you can roll each ball into something fun like more carob, hemp seeds, coconut flakes or chia!
Set in fridge for 30 minutes before eating. You can also store these in the freezer for up to 3 months or in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
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