Since I’ve started my cleanse, I’ve been on the hunt for awesome wholesome treats. It’s been 4 weeks since I’ve had refined sugar and it’s because I’ve come across great resources for nutrition tips and recipes.
I found Amy Layne‘s website (http://www.damyhealth.com/2011/04/damy-health-protein-power-balls/) when it occurred to me that I could make my own nutrition bars if I knew where to start. Amy’s website and blog are super-upbeat, positive and informative. She’s got useful information so I’m recommending you check it out. And you can follow her on Facebook, too: https://www.facebook.com/damyhealth
So I started with Amy’s recipe for DAMY Health Protein Power Balls and added the two ingredients I’ve been wanting to work with: Spirulina and Goji Berries. One tablespoon of spirulina has 4 grams of vegetable protein and goji berries are inspiring me for no particular reason. Anyway, I substituted the wheat germ in Amy’s recipe for spirulina and added the gojies and I used my own home-made nutbutter. OH! And I rolled the balls in a mixed seed mixture and used toasted flax. To make a long story short, here’s the recipe that I used (which combines Amy’s balls and my balls:)
* 1/2 cup dates
* ½ cup pecans
* 1/3 cup coconut
* 1/3 cup nut butter (with coconut)
* ¼ cup ground flax
* 3 tbsp spirulina
* 1/3 cup goji berries
1. Place all ingredients in your food processor and blend.
2. Form into 1 inch balls and roll in seedy topping.
3. Store in a container in the fridge.
*If you find the mixture too thick add ¼ cup of warm water and blend again.*For a 1 inch size ball – 4 DAMY Health Power Balls is considered a snack. If you make them larger only two.
*If you find your balls (lol) are a bit crumby add a couple tbsp of warm water and puree again.