This week’s recipe is a super delicious and nutritious treat that I created as a clean, raw and delicious way to help you power through your exams, give you energy pre-workout or simply satisfy you between meals. The coconut oil serves as amazing brain food, a metabolism boost and instant energy. The nuts and flaxseed provide protein and essential oils, and the honey and sea salt add for a salty and sweet combo you won’t be able to resist!

My sister Kate’s response: “Wait a second, these are actually really good.” My brother Ryan, seeing her reaction, took a bite of it, and said “They’re awful” with a smirk … while simultaneously piling four onto his plate and grinning. Here’s what you’ll need:

Nutty Nutrishus Protein Bites

  • 2 cups mixed nuts

    • My mix of choice: I combined 1 bag of “Go Raw” trek mix from Trader Joe’s (which is walnuts, almonds, raisins, hazelnuts) with 1/2 bag pumpkin seeds, and 1 bag organic walnuts. Then from my mixture I scooped up 2 cups worth and used it in this recipe. Be creative and use what you’d like–[ie. if you aren’t into pumpkin seeds, don’t use them, etc]

  • 1 tsp ground, golden roasted flaxseed (I used the blueberry ground flaxseed from TJ’s)

  • 2/3 teaspoon honey

  • 1 tbs coconut oil (pure, organic, unrefined, extra-virgin; such as Carrington brand from Costco)

  • 3 twists freshly ground sea salt

In a food processor or your Nutribullet: add nuts, ground flaxseed, and sea salt. Pulse until combined well and finely ground. Some of it will be butter consistency, the rest will be more of a nut “meal” consistency. Remove pulverized nuts/nut butter mixture and combine with honey and coconut oil with your hands. Add mixture back into food processor briefly to evenly combine. Remove from processor and form into 2 inch, tightly packed balls. Place in tupperware container and keep in refrigerator or freezer for easy snacking.

Bon appetit et bonne sante,

Trish

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