RECIPE: Not reaching your health goals? Perhaps these Chocolate Bliss Balls may help!

Struggling to meet or stay on track with your healthy eating goals? Perhaps your overthinking it. 

Lets face it, wanting everything to be perfect ALL the time without allowing yourself anytime to relax, organise and think mindfully isn’t realistic. Is it? Staying prepared and prepped throughout the weekday may be the key to remaining dedicated to your healthy eating goals, but if you’re not the 3 P’s– positive. patient. prepared – your setting yourself up for a breakdown before you even get results! How? Read on. 

If you ask a ‘successful’ person what 3 things they believed made them ‘successful’, 7 times out of 10 their response will either be: Hard work, positivity, determination, consistency and/or being organised. If you’re willing to take time out for 1 hour once a week to plan your weekly goals and tasks, or prepare meals for the following week, the chances of seeing further results WHILE maintaining the progress YOU have already achieved, is going to be a lot higher. Easier said then done, I know. Ive been there many times! But with a Can-do attitude and inspiration and motivation to keep you inspired, you CAN achieve your goals! 

If you’re struggling to find that motivation or inspiration, try creating a “inspo pin board” using images, textography, quotes, whatever form of media you like, from Pinterest, magazines, Google etc which inspire YOU and reflect YOUR goals (long term and short term). Print them, cut them out and pin them above your wall, on your desk- a common spot your always in. This will help to remind you of what your working hard for and where you want to be, especially on days you find yourself lost. (This was me last week and I found it extremely effective, aswell as positive affirmations) 
 If things do get a little overwhelming (and they do) try and clear your head and take some time out to relax and re-focus. Get some sunshine, take your dog for a walk, visit the park with your siblings, paint, put your headphones in and listen to some Hannah Montana or calming tunes, meditate or do some yoga to this, go out and enjoy a meal with your friends or family, or if you’re a fitness fitter like me, lift some iron or do some cardio at the gym, whatever you feel relaxes you.
Trust the process and Trust yourself. When you do, everything falls into place. One of my favourite things to do when I’m stressed or lost is to bake, make lavender pillows and invent new recipes…. Here is one for you:

Chocolate Go2Go Bliss Balls

Makes: 12         Time: 20 minutes

These easy and portable bliss balls are:

  • refined and artificial sugar free
  • gluten free
  • raw
  • high in protein, magnesium, zinc
  • superfood nutritious 

They also contain:

  • omega-3: healthy hair; skin; nails | anti-inflammatory | enhances memory and concentration  
  • zinc: healthy hair; skin; nails | protects immune system from colds and flu 
  • magnesium: improves fitness performance | promotes faster muscle recovery | provides energy | supports adrenals to maintain release of stress hormone, cortisol 
  • cinnamon: stabilises blood glucose levels & binges 

Ingredients:

  •  4 medjool dates, pitted (or dates)
  • 1 tbs pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbs walnut butter (or ABC/almond)
  • 2 tbs chia or hemp powder or flaxseed meal or almond meal
  • 1 tbs coconut
  • 1 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbs of warm water
  • 1 tsp cacao powder (optional)
Method:
  1. Place all ingredients except cacao powder and coconut into food processor and blend
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of warm water at a time until mixture is thick
  3. In the palm of your hands, roll into balls 2 cm wide and then into the cacao or coconut mixture ( for a quicker and efficient coating, put toppings into container with roll balls and shake)
  4. Place into refrigerator to harden, or enjoy fresh!
Enjoy them as a post-workout snack, sweet tooth indulgence or freeze them for a on-the-go quick energy source.
NOTE: If you don’t have coconut or cacao powder you can roll them in goji berries, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts or anything dry.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you have any feedback (positive or negative) please leave a comment below, email me, or contact me through social media:  Instagram and Twitter . I would love to hear what you have to say! 

Yours in health,
K
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