I wanted to share with Wellspring Blog the recipe for one of my favourite sweet treats which is low in sugar yet high in nutrients. I’ve found that lemon and coconut are flavours that work so well together.
You’ll see I’ve used maple syrup and rice malt syrup to sweeten the dish as they are gentler on our blood sugar levels. Rice malt syrup is a great sweetener as it doesn’t contain fructose. Fructose overpowers the release of our three hormones (insulin, leptin and CCK) and instead of being used for energy, it goes directly to the liver where it is converted to fat.
1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
1/2 cup of coconut or sesame seeds for coating
1 cup hazelnut meal
4 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp rice malt syrup
2 tbsp maple syrup
Zest and juice of one lemon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
A pinch of sea salt
Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend for 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture starts to mix together like dough.
Roll into small balls.
In a separate bowl, add the extra coconut or sesame seeds. Roll the balls until well coated then transfer to a plate.
Place in the fridge for at least half an hour to set.
This makes around 20 balls. Enjoy with a cup of your favourite tea.
Gina Rose x
About Gina Rose
Gina Rose is a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) student studying with Endeavour College of Natural Health who has worked in the health care industry for ten years. Gina is passionate about education and healing through harnessing the power of nature.
Gina wants to promote the importance of eating nutrient dense, delicious foods and techniques to feel empowered, confident and beautiful in your own skin by experiencing true health.