The closer we come to Halloween and the more often I got to a Teaching Garden planting the more I wish for healthy treats and snacks for kids to grow up with!!! Back when I was little (yawn yawn). Going trick or treating was actually the only time one could amass that amount of sugar in such a short amount of time. Now sugar is rampant and available in almost everything we eat and it is made available almost everywhere we go. Sugar is cheap. Sugar is addictive. Sugar carries a lot of weight both literally and karmically. Eating sugar causes us to store fat and prevents the body’s natural ability to digest real food and absorb nutrients which help us function at our highest level. Products that are filled with high fructose corn syrup may be cheap to buy but the price on public health, especially the health of our children, is very high. This Halloween look for alternatives to high fructose corn syrup laden products and give kids some healthy fat sweetened with Whole Earth Stevia. This is not a trick – this is a treat!!!!
Recipe Lee from America
1 cup coconut shreds
1/2 c. Coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pepitas
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup almonds
2 tbsp cacao nibs
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 c. almond milk
3 packets of Whole Earth Stevia
Blend everything in a food processor until dough is achieved. Dough will be wet, that’s good!
Roll into bite sized balls then lay flat on a air-tight container and freeze. They last for months but they’re so delicious I bet they won’t.
Remove from freezer and let thaw 6 minutes before eating for optimal deliciousness!
SUGAR FREE: feel free to remove the dates completely for ultimate low sugar.
PROTEIN BOOST:feel free to also add vital proteins collagen peptides, or a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
FAT BALL COLORING: everybody’s fat ball color will be different, due to a multitude of reasons. Coloring depends on things like which types of nuts you use (dry, raw, blanched, roasted), when you add the cacao nibs (add them the last 3 seconds of blending for a lighter colored ball), and how cold your freezer is. The coloring of the fat ball doesn’t affect the taste or the nutritional content. If you want a lighter ball, you can add more coconut butter and less coconut oil.