March 7, 2017

Cacao Coconut Protein Bites (made with Almond Pulp) + almond milk

Cacao Coconut Protein Bites (made with Almond Pulp) + almond milk

I officially deem these sustainaballs. Because they are made so sustainably!! And they’re little bites / balls! Made my own almond milk, and then used the leftover pulp to make into chocolate energy balls. AND even used the almond milk in the balls. Everything came full circle with the ingredients. Hence they’re in the shape of a circle. Recipe below + learn a bit more about chaga (one of the ingredients) at the bottom of the post!

almond milk:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 4 cups filtered water

cacao coconut bites

Let sit overnight. In the morning, drain and rinse almonds. Put in blender with 4 cups water. Blend until smooth. Strain with a cheese cloth or almond milk bag.

Save leftover almond pulp and spread it on a tray. I sprinkled mine with cinnamon. Preheat oven to 200. Keep in oven 2-3 hours, until dried. Transfer to food processor and blend. HOMEMADE ALMOND FLOUR.

What you’ll need:

  • almond flour from 1 cup almonds, soaked over night, then blended with water to make almond milk (recipe above)
  • 1.5 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp cacao magic (or chocolate plant-based protein powder of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1 tbsp cacao bee honey (or regular honey / maple syrup / 1 date) (cacao bee honey ingredients: raw honey (unfiltered!), Cacao Magic, organic cacao powder and cacao nibs, organic maca, organic mesquite, organic reishi, organic chia seeds, organic vanilla, organic hemp protein)
  • 1/2 tsp he shou wu (I use Root and Bones brand)
  • 1/2 tsp chaga (I use Root and Bones brand)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (I did a few sturdy shakes)
  • 1/4 cup homemade almond milk

Combine all in food processor. Pulse until a dough forms. Form into bites. Sprinkle with cacao powder.

For other ideas with left over nut pulp, check out this turmeric almond flour cracker recipe.

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In one study, chaga extract in mice was found to suppress TNF-α related pathologic conditions (TNF-alpha is an inflammatory marker, so this just means it decreased inflammation and conditions that cause disease). It is an immune enhancer during chemotherapy (1), as well as has anti-hyperglycemic (decreases blood sugar) and antioxidant properties.

(1) Kim, Y-R. (2005). Immunomodulatory activity of the water exctract from medicinal mushroom Inonotus obliquus. Mycobiology, 33(3), 158-162. doi: 10.4489/MYCO.2005.33.3.158

 

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