Do you ever find yourself craving something sweet during the day? I think the answer for most people is YES. Unfortunately, a lot of us, including me, have a definite sweet tooth. The only problem is that our bodies really don't need sugar (especially processed sugar), and would be much better off without it. I am a firm believer in eating sweet things in moderation, but it's so easy to want sugar more than we should probably be eating it. As a way to curb some of my sugar cravings, I came up with these coconut cashew energy balls. They have a way of feeling sweet and satisfying, without really containing much sugar at all. Also, they are full of healthy fats to keep you satisfied for a long time. I added a little bit of maple syrup for flavor and slight sweetness, but they could do just as well without it.
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup toasted coconut flakes, or shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 2 Tbs. coconut oil
- 1 Tbs. maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Place all of the ingredients in a food processor, and blend until well combined.
- Roll into bite size balls and place in the fridge.