Bliss Balls with Walnuts and Cacao! Can you say YUM! I didn’t even get to try these puppy’s before they were gobbled all up!
Super quick and easy to make …
- Cacao x2 Flat Tablespoons
- Walnuts – small handful crushed
- Pumpkin seeds – half handful
- Chia Seeds – x1 Table spoon
- Raw Honey x1 Heaped Table spoon
- Maca Powder x1 Flat Tablespoon
- Coconut Syrup/ agave Syrup – drizzle
- Coconut – small handful
- Almond Milk – add to make sticky consistency (NOT runny)
Mix all together and it will come to a sticky consistency. Roll in your hands and roll in coconut or some Chia seeds to seal and place in the fridge for 1 hour to set. ALL DONE – Super healthy Beneficial treat!
Facts and Benefits of Walnuts:
Walnuts may help reduce not only the risk of prostate cancer, but breast cancer as well. In one study, mice that ate the human equivalent of 2.4 ounces of whole walnuts for 18 weeks had significantly smaller and slower-growing prostate tumors compared to the control group that consumed the same amount of fat but from other sources.
Walnuts contain several unique and powerful antioxidants that are available in only a few commonly eaten foods. This includes the quinone juglone, the tannin tellimagrandin, and the flavonol morin.
Walnuts contain a number of neuro – protective compounds, including vitamin E, folate, Omega 3 fats, and antioxidants. Research shows walnut consumption may support brain health, including increasing inferential reasoning in young adults. The beneficial dietary fat in walnuts has been shown to improve metabolic parameters in people with type 2 diabetes. Overweight adults with type 2 diabetes who ate one-quarter cup of walnuts daily had significant reductions in fasting insulin levels compared to those who did not, and the benefit was achieved in the first three months.
Furthermore, be aware that walnuts are highly perishable and their healthful fats easily damaged. If you’re purchasing shelled walnuts in bulk, avoid those that appear shriveled or smell rancid, or that you cannot verify are fresh. Walnuts should be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator or freezer, whether they are shelled or unshelled. Walnuts are great as a quick snack, but if you’re not a fan of their flavor, you can still get their therapeutic benefits by blending them into smoothies. Or you can try one of the other healthful nuts available.