Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 12 February 2019
Are you trying to get off sugar? Still craving that sweet snack in the afternoon? Want to avoid going crazy eating chocolate this Valentine’s Day? Here’s what I use as a healthy alternative when I’m looking for a sweet treat. They are great to pack in kid’s lunch boxes as well.
The serving size for this recipe is two poppers so try not to eat five or six. I keep them in the freezer after I make them to keep them less accessible to overeating.
Makes 3 dozen
1 cup almond butter
1.5 cups unsweetened coconut, shredded
8-10 figs or dates
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup ground flax
4 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp cocoa
1-2 scoops protein powder (chocolate or vanilla) splash of vanilla
1. Mix all ingredients in food processor until paste forms.
2. Form into bite sized balls with your hands.
3. Refrigerate and enjoy!!!
Now I would love to hear from you! What healthy alternative do you have for a treat? Leave a comment below and I’ll be back next week on Doctor as Teacher Tuesdays.
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