Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Favorite Power Bites

My good friend  Linda made these for me. They tasted really good. She said she would share a post about them so here you go. She is always making wonderful healthy creations. Thank you Linda for sharing the recipe with us. 

Favorite Power Bites* – by Linda Black adapted from doTerra Living Recipe
1 c. Almond Butter
½ c. + ½ c. finely shredded coconut
¾ c. dried cranberries
¼ - ½ c. raw honey (your sweetness preference)
½ c. Rolled Oats
¼ t. sea salt
2 TBS chia seeds
3 drops wild orange essential oil**
Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl reserving ½ c. coconut for later. Mix until well combined. Roll into 1” balls and coat with the remaining coconut.
Snack time! Makes 12-24 balls.
Store extras in the refrigerator or freezer.
*Use organic ingredients whenever possible. It does make a difference!
**Only use CPTG Oils (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade)
Super foods like Chia Seeds are nutrient dense foods that add a powerful punch to any dish! Legend has it that the Aztecs and Mayans used chia seeds to fuel performance. In Christopher McDougall’s book “Born To Run” he tells of a hidden tribe of super athletes called the Tarahumara who honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest OR injury. They fuel themselves with Chia Seeds. A one ounce serving of this mild tasting wonder contains…
-          a whopping 4 grams of high quality protein,
-         11 grams of fiber,
-         Omega-3s,
-         calcium, manganese, and magnesium, phosphorus
-         along with a decent amount of zinc, Vit B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
Chia seeds are incredibly easy to incorporate into your diet. Their taste is very mild which makes 
adding them to soups and sauces easy to do without changing the flavor. When mixed with water or other liquids they become a sticky gelatinous ball the consistency of tapioca. Adding chia seeds to recipes will dramatically boost the nutritional value. Add a spoonful to your oatmeal, green smoothies, coconut milk, salads, cereal, yogurt, vegetables or rice dishes.

My favorite way to incorporate chia seeds is to add ¼ cup seeds to 1 cup of coconut milk.Refrigerate it in a glass jar for 2 or more hours. This makes chia seed pudding! Add your favorite fruit (banana and berries) and enjoy as a dessert or snack! Wowzer!

Linda Black ERYT – Linda is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Holistic Health Coach, and business owner. She has been teaching yoga classes since 2001. She is a health advocate with DoTerra Oils and representative for SevenPoint2, the Alkaline Company.

With over 1000 training hours and 2000 teaching hours, she has helped 1000’s of students align, tune-in, strengthen, reduce pain, lose weight, and live healthy. Her studies include training in Ayurveda, restorative yoga practices, meditation, nutrition, business training, yoga immersions, 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher trainings. She owned a local studio for 7 years and currently teaches yoga and healthy practices in the work place.

Her passion is to help others see the beauty in themselves, connect at a deep level with their authentic self, and nurture the soul to each individual’s potential. She offers workshops, yoga classes, retreats and transformation courses throughout the year and healthy advice through her monthly newsletter.  Visit her website at

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