Inspired by Dr. Mark Hyman
These tasty treats come loaded with healthy fats, protein and some good carbs to satisfy any sweet tooth and win the afternoon snack war.
Blend the carrots and the dates together in a food processor for about 2 - 3 minutes or until evenly combined.
Add the nuts and process for another 2 - 3 minutes or until a smooth texture forms. Scrape down the sides of the processor bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and the spices and blend.
Form the balls by rolling the carrot mixture into desired size. I like about 1-inch diameter in size. Roll the balls in the flakes to coat. I've also used Hemp Seeds or sesame seeds as the coating. All are very tasty!
Refrigerate for up to a week.
inspired by Gluten-Free Goddess
Gluten-free, dairy-free rich dark chocolate brownies - good enough to serve to company! Last time I made these, I indulged my passion for dark chocolate and sea salt by sprinkling a little coarse ground sea salt on top along with the chocolate chips - heavenly!
5 ounces high quality 70% cocoa dark chocolate
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup sorghum flour
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 organic free-range eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon organic vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Dark chocolate chips for the top
Chia seeds top the charts as a nutritional powerhouse. They contain Alpha-linoenic acid - a healthy omega3 fatty acid, Calcium - which controls blood sugar levels and maintains bowel health, Iron - which is responsible for carrying oxygen to muscles and organs, Magnesium - which supports a healthy immune system and maintains normal muscle function, Protein - the body's main building material and crucial for cell repair. All in one tiny little seed!
Place rinsed cashews, water, maple syrup, lemon and vanilla into your high speed blender. Blend on high for about 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass storage container and then add chia seeds. Wisk to blend. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or preferably, overnight. To serve spoon into bowls or as a desert, use pretty glasses and top with berries and sliced almonds. Serves 2 - 4
For variety, try 1/4 teaspoon almond extract or 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
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If we haven't met ... Hi! I'm Jennifer Lloyd, a Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach. I am passionate about living a life of health and vitality and inspiring my clients to take their own lives to the next level.