This morning, I ate ice cream for breakfast. I shit you not, I woke up all stressed about work and the only thing that could make me feel better was drowning my anxiety in a big bowl of cereal milk ice cream. Well, at least it was cereal milk, right? That’s practically healthy!
It’s a wonder I am not the size of an elephant. And I often get asked why I am not the size of an elephant. Well, dear people, it’s because as much as I want to lead you to believe it, I don’t actually indulge in ice cream and burgers all the time. In fact, I actually eat healthy I’d say 4-5 days a week, and then on the weekends… well.
On week days, I snack on fruit (fresh and dried), I eat quinoa salads (no dressing), I drink gallons of water and then I feel sorry for myself. Haha, no just kidding. I feel good actually, especially when I find snacks that are healthy and delicious.
Which brings me to these awesome sweet potato and almond butter power balls, courtesy of Maria, the healthiest person I know 😉 Note that I made these on the fly on Friday evening and used only the ingredients that I had in my pantry. I’ll include all the ingredients from Maria’s recipe below though. This is a fantastic snack option or even a healthy dessert which can literally be thrown together in under 30 minutes. Love!
Happy healthy eating! 😀
ps. I can’t wait to share the cereal milk ice cream recipe with y’all! It’s SO good.
|Sweet potato & almond butter power balls|
|450 grams sweet potato, boiled, mashed and cooled
2 heaped tablespoons of almond butter (I used store bought, but Maria has a recipe here)
1 tablespoon chia seeds (I used white chia seeds)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
coconut oil, for rolling
unsweetened, dessicated coconut for rolling
Maria also used:
2 teaspoons raw, pure cacao powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground licorice
|Makes about 20 truffle sized balls.|