Is there such a thing? The good news is… YES!!!! There is, plenty of them too.
Born and raised amidst French baguettes, pain au chocolat and patisserie, believe me, when it comes to finding a way to eat the things I love without the guilt, I accept the mission!
Over the years I have experimented and I can’t say I never failed, but that is how I perfected those yummy treats. Amongst a good dozen, here is one that is not only guilt-free but also full of goodies. And I am talking GOODIES: if you can think of any healthy seeds, most of them will be found in this ball of goodness. High in fiber, they also contain healthy fats and vitamins, minerals and antioxidants you need. Did I mention they are also delicious? The recipe I initially got inspired by is from Kind Earth, I then do what I always do and made it my own….
PART 1 – grind ingredients in a mixer until nice and smooth powder meal
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 3 tbsp flax seeds
- 2/3 cup of almonds
PART 2 – pour into a big bow and add the following ingredients:
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- Cinnamon (I put a heaped tbsp, at leas)
- 3 tbsp of raw cacao
- 3 tbsp of coconut oil
- ½ tsp vanilla paste
- 2 tbsp rice malt syrup
- 2 tbsp of apple sauce
- 2 tbsp almond meal (depending on how wet the mix is)
Stir well and once all mixed together – press down with a wooden spoon to form a nice condensed mixture. The mixture needs to be moist enough to be able to use the contents to make little bowls about the size of a big walnut. I roll mine in shredded coconut mainly because it looks better 😊
When you attempt to roll the balls in your hands if they stick a little too much this is where you add a bit of almond meal to dispose of them onto baking paper and into an air tight container. I put mine in the freezer straight away so I don’t waste them and take them out in the morning before I head to work. Delicious snack and great protein boost. Also a great chocolate fix for me 😊
Have a try and let me know. Next I will try without syrup and instead with prunes (the lowest GI sweet alternative I know) – Who said no sugar meant no treats!?