I always seem to get a sweet craving mid afternoon, but in order to help balance my hormones, nourish my adrenals, & avoid spiking my blood sugar levels, I always make snacks that provide protein, healthy fats, & anti-inflammatory properties.
In these brownie bliss balls I’ve used:
- Almonds and walnuts which are a great source of healthy fats (walnuts are particulary high in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids).
- Cacao powder as it is a brilliant source of antioxidants that help prevent free radical damage and can help repair damage to DNA.
- Dates for natural sweetness. Although they are high in sugar, they are also high in fiber which helps slow the release of sugar into your bloodstream.
- Cinnamon; as well as being anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and being rich in antioxidants, cinnamon is great to add to anything sweet as it can help lower blood sugar by increasing insulin sensitivity.
- A few drops of stevia for an extra hit of sweetness but without spiking blood sugar levels (I have insulin resistance).
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- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup almond meal or oats
- 7 medjool dates
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- Pinch salt
- Pinch cinnamon
- 3-4 tbsp water/ nut milk
- Nkdliving stevia drops to taste (I used the caramel flavour)
- Dessicated coconut for coating
- Add everything (except the liquid) and blend
- Add as much or as little liquid as needed for the mixture to form a slightly sticky ball
- Take a little bit the mixture and roll it in the palm of your hand to form a ball
- Roll the ball in dessicated coconut
- Repeat until all the mixture is used up
I store my bliss balls in the fridge and would say they are best eaten within a week.