There is nothing worse than being hungry and opening the refrigerator to have nothing good staring back at you. I always have to have a go to food to keep me going in between meals. It keeps the peace between me and the frigerator. This is a take on my famous peanut butter balls I used to make my son when he was little. These turned into his meals they were so good, addictive too, almost like a kids version of crack...honey does that. I have changed the ingredients to an almond base because I can't with a conscience use peanuts anymore. Enough said.
I use almondsbecause of their fat content that naturally reduces hunger! These little things have omega 3 and 6, antioxidants,(which helps protects your cells) they lower LDL (the lousy) cholesterol and are full of vitamin E, magnesium and potassium, which helps oxygen and nutrients flow more freely through the blood. Good nut!
The reason for the sugar free chocolate chips is that chocolate is good for you, especially in its higher cocao percentages.. without the sugar! Image this, it has a substance called phenethylamine, which is a neurotransmitter found in the brain that acts as a mood elevator and antidepressant! Research is also saying that cocoa has the ability to boost endorphins...and may elevate serotonin. Hilarious! It all makes sense now! We crave the rush!It also can lower LDL cholesterol, increases blood flow to the arteries, lower blood pressure and provides minerals such as calcium and potassium.
Almond Butter Protein Balls
1 cup of Almond butter
1 cup of almond flour
1/2 stick of melted butter
1/4 cup of chopped roasted almonds
1/4 cup sugar free chocolate chips
1/4 cup of confectioner Swerve
1/4 cup coconut chips (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla powder
Place all ingredient into a bowl and mix together.
Roll bite size servings into a ball and place on a plate.
Refrigerate for an hour then form into balls. Keep refrigerated.