These power bites are loaded with calcium and iron—through tahini, sesame seeds, cacao—and they provide long lasting energy. Just two and you’re good to go for hours!
Cacao Bliss Balls
- ¾ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup tahini
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup sesame seeds
- ¼ cup chocolate Warrior Blend protein powder
- 1 cup raw oats
- ½ cup cacao nibs
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut
Add nut butter, tahini, and maple syrup to a bowl or food processor and blend until smooth. Add sesame seeds, protein powder, oats, and cacao nibs and blend until mixture becomes like dough. Scrape down sides of food processor as needed.
Spread coconut on a plate. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and roll in shredded coconut. You can also cover them in more protein powder for a small protein boost.
Cover and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.Sugar consumption has reached epidemic proportions in North America! Most of the sugar consumed is highly processed and devoid of any real nutritional value. But before you throw everything away, it’s important to remember that not all sugar is created equally. Some sugar occurs naturally like sugar in dates, apples, and pears, while other forms are added by manufacturers.
Why should we care?Sugar undermines your health by suppressing the immune system and promoting inflammation that leads to aging and disease. It also creates an acidic environment inside your body. Moreover, there are health concerns associated with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), saccharin (Sweet’N Low), and sucralose (Splenda).
- You may be surprised to know that some refined, processed sugars turn up in high quantities in bread, cereal, energy bars, granola bars, sports drinks, condiments,and other things besides the obvious baked goods.
- One of the easiest ways to avoid artificial or unnecessary sugar is to prepare our food, including our snacks and treats, ourselves. Bake or make your own raw treatsusing natural sweeteners such as Sucanat, raw organic cane sugar, stevia (green), maple syrup, raw honey, brown rice syrup, coconut sugar, coconut nectar, molasses, lucuma powder, date syrup, and/or pureed fruit.
- If you’re craving something sweet, reach for fruit. The fiber in the fruit such as apples, pears, dates, and berries helps balance your blood glucose levels.
A note about high-glycemic and low-glycemic sweeteners.While some local sweeteners such as maple syrup and honey are delicious natural sweeteners, they are considered high-glycemic sweeteners and should be avoided by people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Instead, they should consider low-glycemic options such as stevia, lucuma powder, xylitol, and/or coconut nectar. However, if this is not a concern for you, enjoy! Honey and maple syrup also have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, vitamins, and minerals.
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