These energy balls are a great healthy snack for the go, and take less than 10 minutes to prepare. They offer a satiating combination of fiber, protein, healthy fat and complex carbohydrates and are easy on the budget too!
In addition to being delicious and convenient, they are also great for gut health, especially constipation, with the added benefits of the chia seeds and prunes. Kids love them too!
*makes around 8-10 energy balls
1 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup prunes
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup almond milk
3 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp organic peanut butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1. Blend dates and prunes with 1/3 cup almond milk
2. Add rest of ingredients and blend until soft
3. Roll mixture into 8- 10 balls and coat with coconut flakes
4. Store in container in the fridge or freezer for at least 30 minutes until they harden
5. Enjoy :) The rest can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
Happy Hannukah! Celebrate the festival of lights this year with some delicious zucchini latkas; a nutritious, gluten-free, lower carb version of the traditional potato latkas. I love these because they remind me of the delicious potato latkas my grandma used to make us this time of year for Hannukah, with the added nutrition of zucchini. Plus, they only take about 15 minutes to make!
Often, with our busy lifestyles, it can be difficult to plan ahead healthy meals and snacks. Taking the time to enjoy our food is ideal but sometimes we need a snack to take on the go which is where energy bars or bites come in!
Some of you may have heard of or tried LaraBars which are sold at most health food and grocery stores and are great because they contain a minimal number of ingredients. I would love to share with you my own "Lara bites"! These bites are vegan, gluten free and contain lots of fiber, protein and healthy fats, leaving you feeling satisfied and energized!
This is one of my absolute favorite recipes and is super easy and fast to whip up! It's nutrient dense containing organic cacoa which is considered a super food due to it's high antioxidant capacity and bio-availability as well as avocado, a nutrient powerhouse known for it's high content of potassium and mono-unsaturated fatty acids.
Dr. Lara is a Naturopathic Doctor who is passionate about helping and empowering her patients in their journey towards lifelong health and wellness!
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