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Teresa Cutter’s chocolate protein power balls

In food porn, gluten free, paleo, primal, recipes, snacks on June 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

These cookies are a great source of complete protein that contain all the essential amino acids needed for repair and for a healthy immune system, also a good source of vitamin E and minerals from the almonds and fresh dates.  The  cinnamon adds a lovely flavour and also helps stabilize blood sugar levels.  If you can’t have nuts, I would grind up some lovely sunflower, pumpkin and linseeds then throw them in the mix in place of the almonds.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

http://www.thehealthychef.com/2011/09/protein-fudge-cookies/

Teresa Cutter’s chocolate truffles

In desserts, food porn, gluten free, paleo, recipes, snacks on June 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

Feel like a healthy chocolate fix ?  Well you just can’t go past these delicious chocolate truffles.  They take around 10 minutes and make a great healthy and sustaining snack.  Perfect for outdoor activities such as long bike rides, hiking, sailing, picnics, long walks on the beach or a healthy dessert to have with coffee.

Almonds are a good source of protein.  If  using walnuts they are a great source of anti-inflamatory omega 3 that is great for heart and brain health. Chocolate is associated with a reduced risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes according to studies from the British Medical Journal. Chocolate contains compounds that act as stimulants believed to boost serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain.  It contains the stimulants theobromine and caffeine that can increase alertness and give you a pleasurable sensation similar to the high people get after exercise. Dates are a good source of minerals and adding a little cinnamon can help stabilise blood sugar levels.

 

http://www.thehealthychef.com/2012/03/chocolate-truffles/