Mint Chocolate Snack Balls
Jon Gabriel is author of The Gabriel Method, a holistic, mind-body approach to weight loss that focuses on addressing and eliminating the root causes of weight issues. Based on Jon's experience of being obese and later losing more than 200 pounds, the method involves adding real, unprocessed foods into your diet and eating foods that change your body on a cellular and hormonal level. Jon is teaching the Gabriel Method (August 28-September 2).
Try these superfood snacks midmorning or midafternoon to avoid hunger cravings, keep your blood sugar stable, and nourish your body. These tasty, extremely nutritious snack balls are loaded with protein, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. There are no grains, gluten, or processed sugars. Kids love them, too!
Makes approximately 18 balls
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup almonds
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 3 tablespoons raw organic cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
- 1 teaspoon spirulina (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Combine cashews, almonds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds in food processor until well-ground.
Add remaining ingredients until well-combined.
Form balls by shaping mixture in the palm of your hand. Store in refridgerator to harden.
Tip: If you live in a cool climate, you may want to melt the coconut oil prior to adding to the mixture. Place coconut oil in a heat-proof bowl into a pot of water. Heat slowly until coconut oil liquifies.
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