Valentine's week is in full swing. It's a time to show our love with roses, diamonds, champagne and chocolates, right? NOPE. Sure, the sparkle on your finger is great and the scent of the roses' is magnificent. What will have you jumping out of be the next morning, without a hangover, feeling vibrant about life? Here's a hint...it has chocolate in it.
Personally, I feel the best way to show your love to someone else and yourself is by gifting something healthy for on Valentine Day.
Want a treat that’s not only healthy, but tasty and full of nutrition? One that will maybe even help you to whittle your waistline?
Introducing…. The Hemp Protein Ball.
These bite-size snacks are the perfect way to enjoy something yummy while also packing a whopping nutritional punch.
You can use any kind of protein powder for these balls, but I highly recommend giving hemp protein powder a try. Living Harvest and Nutiva are two great brands of unrefined, pure hemp protein.
This protein ball has a lot of healthy ingredients. In one serving, you’re getting:
- Antioxidants from raw cacao
- Omega-3s from flax seeds
- Magnesium for muscle relaxation from sunflower seeds
- Anti-parasitic and anti-viral properties of shredded coconut
- Metabolic boost from coconut oil
Try whipping up this tasty treat to satisfy your taste buds AND provide a whopping nutritive punch!
Below is a recipe from my Winter Rejuvenation Detox that starts Sunday, February 15. It's healthy, tasty and the perfect homemade treat for your Valentine.
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HEMP PROTEIN BALLS (Makes 5 balls)
2 tablespoons hemp protein powder
3 tablespoons hemp seeds
3 tablespoons sunbutter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw cacao
1 tablespoon honey or stevia (only a few drops needed)
COMBINE THE INGREDIENTS.Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until ingredients are combined and mixed well.
MAKE THE PROTEIN BALLS.Once ingredients are mixed well, Roll into 5 even balls. Roll each ball in a bowl of shredded coconut - feel free to dust them with more cacao for an extra boost of antioxidants. Place on a wax paper lined dish and place in freezer for 10 minutes.