Welcome to the Breakfast with Jon series. If you don’t know me, I lost over 220 pounds with a holistic mind-body weight loss approach that I call The Gabriel Method. In this series I will introduce you to breakfasts that change your body on a cellular and hormonal level. No more mid-morning junk food cravings! You’ll feel less hunger, while you keep your blood sugar stable and nourish your body.
These tasty, extremely nutritious snack balls are loaded with protein, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. There’s no grains, or gluten or processed sugars to activate your FAT programs. They’re great for breakfast or quick afternoon snacks. Kids love them too!
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate Superfood Snack Balls
Serves: 18 balls
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup almonds
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
- 3 Tbsp raw organic cacao powder
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
- 1 Tbsp xylitol
- 1 tsp spirulina (optional)
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Combine cashews, almonds, chia and hemp seeds together in food processor until well ground.
Add remaining ingredients until well combined.
Form balls by shaping mixture in the palm of your hand. Store in fridge to harden.
Makes approximately 18 balls (depending on how much mix you eat along the way!)
Tip: If you live in a cool climate, you may like to melt coconut oil prior to adding to mixture. The best way to do this is using the double boiler method and keep heat low. Place coconut oil in heat-proof bowl into a pot of water. Heat slowly until coconut oil liquifies.
By: Jon Gabriel