Coconut Cashew Energy Balls

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Aimee Lecointre

I don’t know about you, but my snack game is strong. I wanted to share one of my favorite snacks with you guys. They are nutrient dense, high fat, high calorie, and delicious! Plus they are super easy to make.

Coconut Cashew Energy Balls

You’ll need:
1 cup cashews
½ cup raw cashew butter
2 tbsp raw coconut butter
2 dates (remove the seeds)
2 tbsp collagen*
½ tsp flaky sea salt
2 tsp almond milk
¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (to roll the balls in)

Place all those ingredients, except the flaked coconut, in a food processor and blend. It’s going to take a bit, probably around 10 minutes. Every few minutes stop the processor and scrape the sides with a rubber spatula so everything gets well combined. When everything is well combined roll the mixture into balls about the size of a tablespoon. I used a small cookie scoop which made portioning them easier. Roll in unsweetened coconut flakes and refrigerate for a few hours to set. Store in refrigerator for up to a week.

They taste like little balls of cookie dough but they are good for you!

You’ve probably noticed there isn’t much sweetener in these little balls besides the dates. They also don’t taste super sweet. That’s on purpose. One of the best things we can do for our health (CF or not) is to stabilize our blood sugar levels and focus on cutting out or decreasing the amount of added sugars in our diets.

*The collagen is totally optional. However, I highly recommend it. It’s great for health hair, skin, and nails, but it’s also amazing for gut healing. And all of us with CF could use some help  with  healing our  guts. Plus it adds protein. The two brands I recommend are Great Lakes and Vital Proteins. Be sure to use collagen (which blends and dissolves easily into anything, hot or cold) and not gelatin (which is used to make things like Jello).

Enjoy, and don’t forget your enzymes!

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Aimee Lecointre is 31 years old with CF and is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and registered yoga teacher. She is passionate about helping the CF community through movement and nutrition. In her free time you can find her hiking the beautiful mountains in UT, paddleboarding, doing yoga (in a studio, outdoors, or on a paddleboard), skateboarding, writing, reading or cooking! You can visit her website at www.thenourishedbreath.com, follow her on Facebook at The Nourished Breath or find her on Instagram @thenourishedbreath.

 

 

 

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