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MACA STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE!

Who else wakes up with a sweet tooth in the morning? I DO! I love to indulge in the sweet treats of breakfast such as waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, you know all the bad sugary carb loaded breakfast ideas that we should all just stay away from. So I came up with a smoothie that satisfies my sugary cravings without feeling guilty. 

I give to you the Maca Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 scoop Organic vanilla protein

1 Tablespoon Organic Maca powder

1/2 cup Frozen strawberries 

1/2 Banana

7 grams coconut oil 

3-5 Ice cubes 

Water

Dash of Cinnamon 

Sprinkle of chia seeds

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  • Place protein, maca powder, strawberries, coconut oil, cinnamon, 1/2 cup of water and a few ice cubes into a blender. I personally used my NutriBullet.
  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.

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  • Transfer smoothie to a drinking glass.
  • Sprinkle chia seeds on top.
  • Place bananas on top. 
  • ENJOY!

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Why Maca powder you ask? Maca is a cruciferous vegetable, like broccoli. The taste is a combination of butterscotch nutty, and almond butter. There are many benefits that this super food has such as;

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases energy and stamina
  • May improve memory
  • Elevates menopause symptoms in women
  • May increase libido
  • May shrink prostate

Quick disclaimer, please consult your doctor before ingesting, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding ,due to the effects Maca powder has on the hormones.

KETOGENIC CHOCOLATE BALLS!

OK friends who here has a sweet tooth every once in awhile? I have to admit when my sweet tooth takes a hold of me, I find myself over indulging in the sugary filled snacks that leave me feeling guilty immediately afterwards. I wanted to try and figure out a recipe that would satisfy my cravings, but also not have me feeling like I need to go run a marathon to burn off the calories I just ate. So I found and tweaked this recipe just a bit to fit my likings.

I give to you Ketogenic Chocolate Balls! You’re welcome!

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This recipe serves 20, yes you read that right 20! So don’t be stingy, share with your friends and family or whoever needs a healthy alternative snack to curb their sweet tooth.

Ingredients: Makes 20 small balls 

1 cup Coconut oil

1 Cup almond butter

1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder

1/4 Cup Organic White Flour

1 Cup Cashews 

Serving size 1 small ball

Calories: 201 calories 

Carbohydrates: 6.2 grams

Fats: 18.4 grams

Protein: 3.3 grams

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  • Heat coconut oil and almond butter on low heat in a saucepan. Slowly stirring until ingredients completely mixed.
  • Mix dry ingredients, cocoa powder and flour together in a mixing bowl.
  • When wet ingredients are completely mixed, combined the dry and wet ingredients together in big bowl.
  • After all ingredients have been mixed, place mixture in the refrigerator for 20 minutes until mixture has hardened into a batter like consistency. See photo below.

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  • While mixture is hardening, place cashews in a food processor. Chop until you have created small grain-like pieces.
  • When batter has hardened remove from fridge.
  • Using a tablespoon, spoon out small hand size balls and roll until smooth. Warning this part gets messy.
  • Place ball in cashew mixture until ball is completely covered in cashews. 
  • Repeat until all the batter has been used. 
  • Place balls in a container and place in your fridge until ready to eat. 
  • Store in fridge when not eating, they will melt if left out.

TA-DA! There you have it Ketogenic Chocolate Balls! I hope y’all enjoy these magical little bite size deliciousness as much as I do! 

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