Love LaraBars? Then you'll love this recipe!
Recently I completed the Whole30. Once I was finished I was looking for healthy snacks that would not only be acceptable for my improved way of eating, but that would also be something I could put into my kids lunch boxes. I began playing around with healthy cookies and balls. Along the way, I picked up a Larabar at the store one day. Can you say De-Lish? So I decided to try my hand at making my own. I experimented a bit and landed with this recipe. Not only are they yummy, healthy, & filling, but my kids love them, too!
* 1/2 cup raw cashews
* 1/2 cup raw almonds
* 1 1/4 cup medjool dates
* 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
* 2 tbsp coconut oil
* 1/4 tsp cinnamon
* 1 tsp chia seeds
* pinch of salt (optional)
Place all ingredients into a high powered blender (I use the Ninja) and combine on medium-high power. Stop every so often to scrape down the sides until you reach a similar consistency as the picture above. When it's all blended, place the mixture into a large bowl. Using a regular cereal spoon, scoop a large spoonful. Use your hands to squeeze the spoonful together and form into a 1 inch ball. I usually place the finished balls into an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. Make about 20-25 balls.
I hope you enjoy these little treats as much as we do! Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Om Mama Yoga
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