Here is another recipe that I shared on my Instagram account this week and I wanted to be sure to share with my blog followers here too. These Chocolate and Peanut Butter Power Balls are delicious and made with nourishing ingredients. They have a light dusting of flaxseed meal on the outside–plus more of it in the inside too!
Flaxseed meal provides healthy fats (omega-3s), lignans, which offer antioxidant benefits, and is fiber rich, containing both soluble and insoluble fiber. It’s best to eat flaxseeds ground to maximize the body’s ability to access its nutrients. Whole flaxseeds can pass through the intestinal tract–undigested! Milled or ground flaxseed is the same as flaxseed meal. Be sure to store flaxseed meal in the fridge or freezer to keep the healthy fats in the seeds fresh and the flaxseed meal from losing some of its nutritional power.
Russ and I found a similar “ball” on our recent adventures in Charlottesville, Virginia. Truthfully, I bought 3 for us to share from a local coffee shop. Truthfully- we ate all 3 within seconds. And truthfully, Russ immediately when back to the coffee shop for FIVE more balls. So, I think we liked ‘em.
These make a delicious sweet treat after eating a meal or as a quick pick me up mid-day.
For the low FODMAP elimination diet followers, limit to one per serving. (You can certainly enjoy more if you tolerate–or over the course of the day.)