Healthy Paleo Nutty Energy Balls/Recipe Share
These nutty morsels not only fill you up with healthy super-powered nutrients, but they also are low glycemic and high in fiber, and give you oodles of fat-burning energy. Try these before a workout or as a sweet satisfying dessert, or even a high-powered breakfast to go! Every ingredient in these is a virtual superfood bursting with healthy, energizing, fat burning potential.
The monounsaturated healthy fats from the nuts are good for your heart, blood vessels, skin, eyes and more. Nuts also contain a substance called ellagic acid which supports the immune system. Protein and fats in nuts fill you up, provide you with healthy fiber and lower cholesterol as well. Nuts also contain arginine and magnesium which helps to relax blood vessels, lowering blood pressure and increasing stamina. And the chia seeds in this recipe are loaded with omega 3 fats, and tons of antioxidants! They provide complete protein, along with a bushel of nutrition!
1 cup raw or roasted almond, cashew, sunflower or peanut butter (I personally like to mix almond and cashew butter as a delicious blend)
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp minced ginger (optional)
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup raisins, goji berries, or dried cranberries
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
4-6 pitted dates, or 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey (if you want this recipe as low-carb as possible, omit these natural sweeteners and use stevia and/or monk fruit sweetener instead)
pinch of sea salt
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 Tbsp of organic cocoa powder (optional)
2 scoops cold processed whey protein or collagen protein powder
1-3 Tbsp water or milk if needed to thin the mix and get the right moisture content
Mix all ingredients in bowl or food processor. Press and roll into balls or press into a square pan. I personally use a pastry cutter type of mashing device to mix this easily. Refrigerate for an hour or more. Keep refrigerated. Or freeze them if you plan to eat them over longer periods of time.
You should also know that this recipe is an almost perfect low-glycemic snack for Diabetics, due to it’s blend of fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants, and a reasonably low amount of sugars and carbs that impact blood sugar.
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