Thursday, 12 November 2015

Sweet and Salty Energy Bites

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6 Medjool dates
1/2 cup Tamari almonds ( for paleo use plain almonds ) 
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tbsp hemp seeds 
*Yields 12 pieces 


Remove the pits from the dates and add all ingredients to a mixer and pulse till the mix becomes a crumble.
Roll into balls
You could also press the mix into a square dish and make granola bars too. I like the grab and go bites so this is why I rolled mine.

Nutritional and healthy facts on these ingredients.

Why dates?

When it comes to the number of minerals, vitamins, and health-benefiting phytonutrients in dates, suffice it to say there are a lot of them. First and foremost, they're easily digested, allowing your body to make full use of their goodness

Why almonds?

Almonds are among the lowest-calorie nuts. Per one-ounce serving, almonds are tied with cashews and pistachios at 160 calories. They also have more calcium than any other nut, plus nearly 9 grams of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, 6 grams of protein, and 3.5 grams of fiber per ounce.

Why hemp seeds?

These little seeds give you the complete nutritional power of hemp with their blend of omega-3 and omega-6 fats, high fiber content, and quality amino acid profile. Hemp seeds are also high in magnesium, a mineral that helps with relaxation, blood sugar control, blood pressure, and potentially osteoporosis, and that is generally low in women. Three tablespoons of hulled hemp seeds gives you 10 grams (g) of protein, 14g fat (mostly coming from omega-3 and omega-6 fats), and 2g fiber.

Why coconut?

Native to the tropics, coconut is used to make several nutritious foods and beverages, from electrolyte-rich coconut water to zinc-rich coconut meat. At 187 calories per ounce, dehydrated, shredded coconut -- also called dessicated coconut -- provides you with energy to get you through the day. Dehydrated, shredded coconut makes for a healthful addition to your diet, because it helps maintain healthy tissue and fights disease.

A healthy and nutritional protein loaded snack to be enjoyed from adults to the kids. Wholesome ingredients and no sugar added.  Hope you enjoy and may you be Nutritionally Well.

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