Healthy Snack w/c 16/7/18

Raw Chocolate Energy Balls

(coated with coconut)

Ingredients:

Dark Tahini

Honey

Cacao Powder

Coconut Oil

Avocado

coatings: shredded coconut.

Nutritional Info, per ball

  • 100 kcals

  • 7.5g fat

  • 5g carbs

  • 4g sugars

  • 2g protein

So what do these little beauties give you:

  • Coconut oil - does a whole host of things for you; helps increase good cholesterol and reduce bad cholesterol, reduces the risk of heart disease and promotes heart health, protects the liver, boosts the immune system, helps improve memory and brain function, improves energy levels and endurance and improves type 2 diabetes. It quite brilliant!

  • Cacao Powder - contains high levels of antioxidants which absorb free radicals, helps to prevent cancer, a plant source of iron, a good source of magnesium and calcium and it is a good mood elevator and anti-depressant.

  • Honey - acts as a probiotic, helps blood sugar control, aids recovery during training and strengthens your immune system.

  • Tahini - this ingredient alone is packed with mineral such as phosphorous, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron as well as vitamin E, vitamin B1,2,3,5 and 15. It is a good source of calcium, promotes healthy cell growth, helps maintains healthy skin and muscle tone. And high in protein and good fats.

  • Avocado - These lovely things contain monounsaturated fats which are good for heart health and for helping you feel fuller for longer. They are also a good source of soluable fibre and packed with iron, copper, potassium, vitamin B, folate but you need to keep an eye on the amount you eat because they are high in calories due to the fat in them but it is good fat and fat your body can use.

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