One of my resolutions for 2018 is to remove excess sugar from my diet. Sugar is added into so many packaged foods – sauces, dressing, cereals, and 98% of the PB I find in stores. I don’t buy much packaged food, but make sure the PB I buy is only peanuts and salt (no added sugar or palm oil!!) and I have made the switch to unsweetened almond milk for coffee and smoothies. Although I’ve removed a lot of the added sugars from my diet, I still have a major post dinner sweet tooth to keep in check.
I saw these coconut fat balls on Lee From America’s instagram and knew I needed them in my life. Full of fat and protein, but low in sugar, these are the perfect post dinner snack. I would also highly recommend them in the morning with coffee, after a workout, or really whenever hunger strikes.
I closely followed Lee’s recipe, but made a few adjustments, here’s what went into the blender:
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut butter (if you have not tried this before, you are MISSING out!)
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup cashews (I did salted)
- 1/2 cup almond slices
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 medjool dates (pitted)
- 1/3 cup almond milk, plus a few extra splashes to keep things moving
- 2 tbs ground flax seed
- 1 scoop Xology protein
Add all the ingredients into the //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=tf_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=juliachase-20&marketplace=amazon®ion=US&placement=B0764BD7WV&asins=B0764BD7WV&linkId=35fcbab99ad9ff02a5866e3c37e1b697&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=true&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff“>blender and blend until a doughy consistency is reach. Form golf ball sized balls, lay out on a flat cookie sheet, and placed in freezer.
That’s it! Super easy and quick recipe. Unbelievably good.
Lmk if you try them!