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Cacao Chia Seed Bliss Bar

Cacao Chia Seed Bliss Bar

Cacao chia seed bliss bar is an excellent recipe for up styling the taste of these real foods.  It is a great way of keeping energy up throughout the day and for balancing blood sugar levels.  I like to have a batch of these chunky little numbers in my fridge ready for any snack attacks, before and/or after exercise nibbles and those after school hunger episodes, which seem to be enormous with three children.  I am always trying to sneak cacao and chia seeds into everything because they are packed with nutritional goodness.

Afternoon snacks can be one of my weaknesses if I haven’t balanced my blood sugars throughout the day.  Enjoying a good energizing breakfast is the magic trick for balancing blood sugar levels.  Mornings at my house are often busy with making breakfast for my gang and getting all the school lunchboxes packed but we all love sitting down for breakfast together.  Our breakfast chats start our day off on the right foot and get our blood sugar levels balanced for the day.

If prefer soaking the nuts overnight as this activates the nutritional enzymes of the nuts.  For the rest of the recipe simply add all the following ingredients into the food processor and whizz until mixed.  If you prefer your bliss balls smoother just keep whizzing away for a bit longer.

Ingredients

1 cup dates

2 cups cashew nuts

1 cup pecan

1 tsp matcha green tea

2 tbs coconut oils

5 tbs cacao

5 tbs chia seeds

1 cup goji berries

Method

Sometimes I like to add some matcha green tea, spirulina or a mix of super greens to the recipe.

These bliss balls are packed with antioxidants, brilliant for digestion and a good source of protein and fiber.  In other words nutritional powerhouses.  I sometimes sneak them onto my desk when I have my morning shot of bulletproof coffee.  Naughty but with no guilt, they are that healthy.

Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), which is a type of fat that behaves differently from other fats.  MCFA fats can be absorbed straight into the cell where it can immediately be burned up as energy, making it less likely to be stored as fat, so great for weight loss!  Also contains high levels of lauric acid, which helps to strengthen the immune system and has the ability to attack viruses, bacteria and other pathogens so great protection against candida and yeast infections.  This is the best oil to cook with as it won’t turn into harmful trans-fats when heated at higher temps.  You can substitute coconut oil for unhealthy vegetable oils or margarine for baking or stir-frying.


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