If you are looking for a wake up call to get you motivated to start taking charge of your life and your health then I have exactly what you're looking for. You need to become more educated about your body and what food can truly do for you. If you have not seen them already, I suggest you take time to watch the documentary "Food Matters" and "Hungry For Change". You can find them on Netflix or go to their website to find the films : http://www.hungryforchange.tv/
These documentaries are eye opening, they really get you to start thinking about food as a way to nourish your body, and a way to take care of your body. Once you start seeing nutrition as a way for healing and prevention, then you will start to use healthy foods in the way they were meant to be used on this earth for our bodies.
Below I have shared with you a recipe from "Food Matters" supporters. They are Coconut Spirulina Balls that are packed with protein, fiber, and tons of green superfood benefits. If you're not familiar with spirulina, it can be purchased at any health foods store, I get mine in a container from Fruitful Yield and it will be in a green powder form. Spirulina is a dark green algae that grows on the surface of lakes, and as unappetizing as it sounds, the health benefits that come along with it are worth the effort to add it into your diet. It is high in protein, contains 8 essential amino acids, and it has chlorophyll which helps remove toxins from the blood in order to boost the immune system. Coconut & Spirulina Balls
1 cup of chopped nuts (almonds & cashews) 2 TBS coconut flour 1 tsp honey 1/2 tsp cinnamon ¼ cup coconut flakes 3 TBS chia seeds 1 tbsp spirulina (you can use any superfood green powder that you have)' ½ cup nut butter(almond, peanut, tahini, cashew) 3 TBS melted coconut oil
Place the nuts, coconut flour, honey, cinnamon, coconut flakes, chia seeds, spirulina and nut butter in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. While the motor is running, slowly add in the melted coconut oil until well combined. Roll the mixture into balls and roll in extra chia seeds or coconut flakes. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Adapted from www.foodmatters.tv