Coco-Cash-Chia-Cherry Powerbombs

I rarely make a recipe twice. I try lots, but only on rare occasions do I find myself remaking something multiple times. These Powerbombs would be one of those times.

I’ve been focusing on cutting the junk from my diet. That means any processed garbage (e.g., maltitol, aspartame, sucralose), including the protein bars I used to inhale are OUT. I’m pleased to report I’ve been making lots of progress in this area.

Additionally, I’ve been reading lots about the low-carb high-fat paleo approach to nutrition. Interestingly, there’s a lot of information out there that suggests that this approach to fuelling can be extremely advantageous for endurance athletes. The traditional view that we need to “carb-load” seems to have a few flaws, to say the least.

Enter my Coco-Cash-Chia-Cherry Powerbombs. They are the perfect afternoon snack or pre-workout fuel, and pack a ton more nutrients in them than any processed protein bar does. I’m also pleased to note they are nearly half the carbs, and double the {GOOD} fat of some of the bars I had been eating.

Coco-Cash-Chia-Cherry Powerbombs (makes 22 bombs)
1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup cashew butter 
1/4 cup chia seeds 
1/4 cup dried cherries 
3 tbsp cocoa nibs 
2 tbsp hemp seeds
2 tbsp real maple syrup 
1 tbsp coconut oil
Rolled in 2 tbsp shredded coconut

1 ball: 110 cal/ 8.6g of Fat / 7g of carbs / 3.3g of protein

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Directions

  1. Simply place all ingredients in your blender. Blend for 1 minute. Use a table spoon to measure one Powerbomb. Roll into balls.
  2. Once all mix is rolled into balls, take a ziplock bag with 2 table spoons of shredded unsweetened coconut in it. One by one, put a Powerbomb into the bag and shake around. Voila.

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Enjoy!

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