This means no processed or enriched foods. No white sugar, white flour. No foods that we can't explain every ingredient in it. (sorry about the double negative there)
After a few days of reading lots of labels we have found a good system. Its amazing how much food has sugar in it, even "healthy" foods. We've been very creative and not depriving ourselves of the recipes we love, just learning to cook and prepare them with whole, organic and healthy food.
Because our bodies were so used to all the sugar they were getting from artificial sweetners to salad dressings to coffee creamers to breads, we went through some SERIOUS sugar cravings in the beginning.
So I hit the internet and found these lovely little balls...
...thats what she said.
- 1 cup of oats
- 1 cup of toasted coconut
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate. (I used 73% dark chocolate bars and chopped them up)
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (you could substitute half almond butter if you wanted)
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/3 cup of honey
Turns out there is a fine line between TOASTED coconut and BURNT TO A BLOODY CRISP coconut
I'm not exactly sure what I meant by "whole energy" but it sounded convincing.
If you are the calorie tracking kind you will be happy with the nutrition breakdown I have for you.
- Add dried fruit
- Use agave syrup or maple syrup
- Add nuts
Let me know what you think of the balls you create!