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apple cinnamon energy balls (AIP, paleo, gf, df, nf, ef)

apple cinnamon energy ballsI was making a batch of protein balls for my husband to take to work and thought I’d have an experiment with some that don’t have nuts or protein powder (so really not protein balls at all!).  I think my tummy needs a little rest from nuts-every-day at the moment, so that was my motivation.  So here are my apple cinnamon energy balls – they taste quite light and fresh.

  • 200g fresh dates
  • 1&1/4 cups toasted shredded coconut (plus a little extra for decoration at the end)
  • 1 large granny smith apple, finely grated
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  1. Pit the dates and process in food processor/blender until finely chopped.
  2. Add rest of ingredients and process until mixed – can pulse if you like a chunkier texture. You may need to add a little more coconut if the mixture is too wet.
  3. Roll into balls and sprinkle with extra shredded coconut if you wish.
  4. Refrigerate or freeze.

Makes 10-12.  I keep mine in the freezer.

pomegranate gummies

IMG_1596I have been reading a bit lately about the benefits of grass-fed beef gelatin for joints and connective tissue, so I decided to buy some to check it out.  The gummies are  a cross between jelly and a gummy bear. You can’t taste the gelatin so even my kids like them!

  • 1 cup fresh juice (I used pomegranate juice – can use other liquids like kombucha too)
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed gelatin (I used the red container from Great Lakes Gelatin)
  1. Heat juice & honey in a saucepan until almost boiling.
  2. Sprinkle gelatin over the juice and whisk together until dissolved.
  3. Pour into silicone moulds – I used ice-cube trays but you could use mini-muffin pans.
  4. Refrigerate for a few hours then pop them out of the moulds.
  5. Store in the fridge.