This recipe is GF, Vegan, Paleo, Dairy free
These little cashew, coconut and raspberry bliss balls are the perfect snack to make at the beginning of the week, leave in the fridge and take for snacks each day for work. Kids will love these, they provide a good source of slow release energy. The natural sweetness is provided by the raspberries.
For this particular recipe, I added some extra sprouted brown rice protein powder which was gifted to me by Goodness Me Box from Tony Sfeirs, you can buy the rice protein here, its not actually that bad. For this recipe you do not have to add extra protein, but it is an option. As I have mentioned in previous posts, protein is really good to help replenish, repair and protect your muscles, tissues and skin.
Why are these balls good for you;
Cashews are fab. They contain the essential amino acid (protein) tryptophan, this is the chemical that helps the body make serotonin – the happy hormone, this will help you maintain feelings of wellness, positivity and generally good vibes. I like to think of them as nature’s very own anti-depressants.
Almonds are a good source of protein which will aid in nourishing, repairing and replenishing your cells, muscles and skin. They are a good source of vitamin e which is also an antioxidant.
Raspberries are a good source of vitamin c to help with your immunity. They are low in kilojoules, but high in fibre (this will help with the digestion of the protein from the nuts and optional powder) and potassium (which will help with your fluid balance in the body and help maintain a steady heartbeat)
Shredded coconut is full of the good fats (monounsaturated) to help nourish your skin, hair and tissues. The fibre will also aid with the digestion of the protein and also help your digestive system generally.
Enjoy these, try making on the weekend and see if they can work as a good nourishing snack in between meals if you are peckish.