Thursday, August 15, 2013

Apple cinnamon and hemp heart balls

Ooo.. I finally got some Hemp seeds yesterday from my besty at Raw Pleasure  (Along with some other yummies I am experimenting with!! think chocolate!) and wow!! they are amazing, just ask my dog!! I have been on a roll this morning creating lots of sweet treats with them... Lucky dog!! (If !you are wondering in Australia and New Zealand Hemp seeds are labelled "Not for human consumption")


These balls are light as they don't contain any nuts and there sweetened with fresh apple and some sultanas(raisins), team that with cinnamon and coconut and you have Heaven!! They only take 5 minutes to make and you have a healthy, nourishing snack. They are nice and soft and gooey but firm enough that they hold together well.

Check out 15 good reasons to include Hemp seeds at that bottom of this post..

 Apple cinnamon and hemp heart balls

Makes: 6-7 balls (if you don't eat one or two while making them!)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup rolled oats, sprouted dehydrated buckwheat or activated almonds
2 tbs hemp seeds
1/2 organic green apple
1/2 cup sultanas or raisins (dates would work too)
1/2 tsp each of ground cinnamon and vanilla powder 
3 tbs dried coconut

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until sticky. Shape into balls and roll in coconut.

Best of all.. Enjoy!

NOTE:

I used oats to keep the fats a little bit lighter as there are super healthy fats in the Hemp seeds.

Here's 15 reason why you Hemp seeds are so good for you... 

  1. They help build and repair cells through the protein they naturally build.  The protein that is built from hemp seeds  is more readily absorbed and recognised by the body than meat protein or the whey protein you will find in most protein shakes these days.
  2. Hemp is super high in Essential Fatty Acids, which are essential for healthy heart, brain, digestive function, glossy hair, healthy nails and glowing skin.
  3. A great energiser – perfect for a little boost at the 3pm sugar low.
  4.  Like oily fish, walnuts and flaxseed, hemp is jam packed full of omega-3 fats.
  5. Hemp seed is also one of the few plant foods that provide all the amino acids that make up a complete protein. This makes it a great food source for vegetarians.
  6. It is a sustainable food source, especially in a time where over-fishing is a concern.
  7. Hemp is detoxifying for the body, it helps draw toxins out of the body and aids the liver in burning fat.
  8. Supports a healthy metabolism and fires up the fat burning process.
  9. Hemp is high in minerals, vitamins, fibre.
  10. Helps to balance and restore your hormones.
  11. Is a great beautifyer - builds healthy hair, nails, teeth and skin.
  12. Aids in lowering cholesterol.
  13. The essential fatty acids work as an anti-inflammatory, and can promote healing for problems like eczema, asmtha, acne, allergies and rheumatoid  arthritis
  14. Are rich in disease-fighting, plant-based phytonutrients.
  15. Filled with  anti-aging antioxidants such as vitamin E.
Source: Zenspiration


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