This January is sugar free and sweet taste free for me, I just like to challenge myself and detox from sugar at the same time. It's been 3 weeks since I've started and I knew it's coming - chocolate craving around `that` time of the month. So, I made this energy balls, full of good fats, magnesium from the cacao and rich in protein and it seems to me that they do the trick . The bad new is everyone else in the family likes them....
8 Tbsp ground almonds
4 Tbsp mixed seeds ( I like sunflower and sesame seeds )
2 Tbsp cacao powder
4 Tbsp peanut butter ( I like good earth )
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
2 Tbsp maple syrup ( optional )
80 -100 ml warm water
desiccated coconut for coating
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Roll into balls smaller then a walnut and coat them with coconut.
You should aim to get around 20 balls.
Keep them in fridge for up to 7 days.
note: in case you are wondering what food I am avoiding, here is a list:
all dry fruit
food from jars
what I eat:
cooked meals loaded with whole grains and pulses
lots of vegetables
full fat yogurt but small amount
cheese also small amount
home made bread
*note: I am never hungry and I don't loose weight, however, my skin glows, I am full of beans and I sleep like a baby...zzzzzzzzz
Thanks for reading! I would appreciate any comments or suggestions from you.