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Coconut Truffles

May 23, 2013

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By: Coach Maria – Salus Nutritionist & Food Expert

What’s your go-to snack?

Does it contain sugar?  Industrial seed oils??  Ingredients you cannot pronounce???

Hopefully, your answers included some “no’s”!

If you’re guilty of grabbing a quick candy bar, snack out of the vending machine or even what you might think is a “healthy” granola bar (read the ingredients!), I have a better alternative for you!

These little morsels contain protein and good-for-you fats that will keep you satisfied.

Loaded with good sources of calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium (sunflower seeds!) and immune-boosting properties and medium chain fatty acids (coconut!), these bites provide a quick source of energy that does not elicit a sugar crash that is so common from other sugary snacks.

Ingredients
makes 10 truffles

1/2 c unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 c sunflower seeds
4 dates, pits removed
2 tblsp coconut oil, melted
1 tblsp peanut or almond butter
1 tblsp Good Life Chocolate Chips (gluten, dairy, soy free)
2 tblsp dried, unsweetened cranberries

In a food processor, add shredded coconut, sunflower seeds and dates and blend until finely chopped. Pour coconut oil, peanut or almond butter and chocolate chips and blend until oil is thoroughly blended into mixture. 
Stir in dried cranberries.
Form into 1 1/2″ balls.
Refrigerate until hardened (anywhere from 10-20 minutes – otherwise, they will be too soft and may not hold shape).
Enjoy!

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