It's that time of the day, when you're feeling like you really gotta have something sweet...
But wait! Last night, you promised yourself that starting tomorrow you are going to make some smart, healthy lifestyle choices like getting in shape, losing weight, avoiding the candy jar at the HR office, perhaps drinking less coffee...?
Well then... This recipe of energy treats is both delicious, healthy, and will keep you feeling great about yourself.
- 1/2 cup of unsalted, lightly roasted almonds (roasted almonds are easier
- 1 tbsp of almond butter / tahini (tahini is more nutritious).
- 1.5 tbsp 100% raw cacao powder
- 5 Large Medjool dates
- 1 tbsp oats
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
From a Chinese medicine point of view, almonds are warm in nature and sweet in flavor, and goes in the large intestine, small intestine and lung channels.
They moisten the lungs, thus are good for those who are experiencing lungs dryness symptoms such as dry cough, asthma, dry skin, anti-aging.
They moisten the intestines and assist with constipation.
From a western point of view, almonds contain protein, iron, vitamin E, B1, B2, B3, biotin, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, copper, potassium, riboflavin, antioxidants, and fiber.
They reduce cholesterol, and protect the heart by preventing heart disease.
Because of their abundance with vitamin E and antioxidants, they help beautify the skin and make it smoother.
Since almonds are so filling, they can help us when we wish to keep a healthy weight.
Almonds can be a good source of "brain food" snack as all nuts and prevent the deterioration of degenerative brain diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, and others.
According to Chinese medicine view, dates are sweet in flavor, neutral in temperature and non-toxic, goes in the stomach and spleen channels.
Dates support our digestive system and keep us satiated.
Dates nourishes the blood which is great for those who suffer a deficiency.
Dates strengthen our energy and are great for tiredness.
They assist dryness and cough.
They assist in building the muscles.
From a western point of view, dates are abundant with many vitamins and minerals, some people may call them super foods.
Dates support the health of our digestive system, assist with constipation, and reduce intestinal inflammation.
Dates are abundant with iron which makes them great for anemia.
Boost energy - dates are high in natural sugars that help us feeling energized when we are feeling tired and exhausted.
Dates are abundant with calcium, potassium, and magnesium, which makes them great for supporting our bones, treating osteoporosis, they support heart health, and brain functions.
Dates are abundant with vitamin C, B, and antioxidants with is why they have a good anti-aging effect and skin rejuvenation.
Chia seeds are high in fiber, which is essential in maintaining out digestive system's health.
Chia seeds are abundant with magnesium, calcium, potassium, which is makes them beneficial for the bones and teeth.
Are abundant with omega-3 fatty acids that support our brain functions, keep us energized and help cleaning our blood.
From a Chinese medicine point of view, oats are sweet, and salty in flavor, neutral in nature, and go in the Lung channel.
They benefit our skin.
Help moisten the lungs - for cough, asthma.
Help better our digestive system - diarrhea.
Assist better sleep - for those who experience insomnia.
Lower blood sugar - great for diabetic patients.
From a western point of view, oats are rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and vitamins such as B6 and folate.
Oats benefit our heart's health and help lower cholesterol.
Assist itchy skin, and are anti-inflammatory.
Lower blood sugar.
Assist with asthma, perhaps because of its anti inflammatory effects.
1. Blend all ingredients together to a paste like consistency.
2. Create balls out of the mixture and roll them on a plate covered with
3. Let it cool in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes and enjoy!
It's best to keep your chocolate almond snack stored in your refrigerator.