They are a great source of healthy fats from the coconut oil.. Coconut oil is great for insulin resistance which makes it good for weight control and your metabolism. It also supports your immune system as it is has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. They even say it's good for fine lines and stops sugar cravings..maybe that's why I like it unsweetened.
Hemp protein, chlorella (in the green superfoods) and spirulina are all great sources of protein that have a balanced pH. Most proteins are highly acidic which is not good for our health. They are ok to eat but it's best that you include some highly alkaline foods with them to balance it out.
If I was to go on about the benefits of the greens superfood powder I would be here all day.. I think we all know they are a powerhouse of nutrition and if you don't then believe me they are!!
Here is the quick and easy recipe. If you are bit squeamish with the ingredients I have added some options at the bottom that will help to make them more palatable.. with time you will develop a liking for the strong green powders. I used to have to hold my nose, now I'd spoon it out of the jar if I knew the fine powder wasn't going to choke me when I breathed in!!
About 1/3 to 1/2 cup of coconut oil - melted but not hot!
Then add equal quantities of: Approx 3-4 tsp each
Green superfoods (a combination of chlorella, spirulina, barely grass, alfalfa adn organic marine plant minerals)
Hemp protein powder
You could also add:
Raw cacao powder
Maqui berry powder
Stevia or raw honey to sweeten
Add the powders to the coconut oil then mix thoroughly then spoon into a silicon mold (chocolate molds work well) then place in the fridge to get firm. Pop then out and store in a sealed glass container in the fridge for summer. In winter they would be fine left in the pantry. (as long as you don't live in Darwin or Bali! ;-) )
All of these ingredients are beneficial to your health so don't feel that you are making them less healthy. The biggest advantage of making them like this is how easy it is to control the quantities you consume. I think I will try to make the chocolate ones for my family to help them get some extra goodness into their day! :-)
I have two in the morning and two at night.. (if I'm good! maybe I did have a few extras, but hey! there good for me so that's ok isn't it?)
Second batch in 4 days!!
Next post I will add some photo's of the new garden.. the veggies are coming on great guns. I've been enjoying lots of fresh herbs and greens already.
Enjoy your weekend..