my lifestyle has changed a lot over the last few years…. it all started with watching “that sugar film“, which led to more research…
finding out how much our bodies don’t like refined sugar was life altering.
giving up on refined sugar doesn’t mean that i miss out on yummy things – in fact, cutting out sugar means all the stuff i used to think were mediocre, have gone and taken on a completely new lifeform.
here is a favourite snack of mine – bliss balls are SUPER expensive in cafes…. make them at a fraction of the price, chuck them in the fridge and they will last for ages!
you can modify recipes as much as you like – use different nuts, remove the cacao – add dates or dried apricots instead of maple syrup. experiment!
2 cups cashews – toasted
1 cup pecans (or almonds, or walnuts, or peanuts)
2 tblsp peanut butter
2 tblsp 100% canadian maple syrup (if you dont get the 100% you will find yourself with a maple syrup full of refined sugar! eek!)
3 tblsp cacao
chuck all your ingredients in a food processor, and then blitz.
take 2 tablespoon or so out and check the consistency, it should easily form into a ball, without being too sticky.
taste the mixture too. adapt as required.
if its too sticky, add some more nuts or cacao.
if its too dry, add peanut butter
if its too sweet, add peanut butter
it its not sweet enough, add maple syrup and a few nuts