February 14, 2013

Flaxseed, almond and cranberry bites

Perfect for keeping those hunger pains at bay in between meals, these bites are high in protein and healthy fats, yet free from sugar, meaning this snack will help keep your blood sugar levels stable and make you feel full for longer. They contain flaxseed, which is high in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fibre and low in carbohydrates. You can buy flaxseed at most groceries stores in the health food section, it looks like ground nuts. Make sure to keep flaxseed in a cool place in your pantry or in the fridge as the mix can expire if not stored correctly. These tasty little bites will keep for several days in the fridge, secured in an airtight container.

Flaxseed, almond and cranberry bites

Makes 15

  • 200 grams of almond meal (processed almonds)
  • 2 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of flaxseed
  • 4 sachets of stevia sweetener (I use Natvia brand)
  • 2 handfuls of crasins (dried cranberries)
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the almond meal and flaxseed.
  2. On a low heat, warm the almond butter and coconut oil until slightly melted. Add in the stevia crystals and mix until dissolved.
  3. Add the melted mixture into the almond meal and flaxseed. Pour in the craisins and stir until the mixture is combined. If the mixture seems to wet, you can add more flaxseed.
  4. Spoon out a small tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat until all the mixture is used. Of course, you can make them as big or as small as you like.
Calories: 70 calories per ball (if you make 15 with the above quantities)

1 comment:

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