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By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Did you love donut holes as a kid? Here’s a snack that will remind you of this tasty treat without the guilt. This fun party snack (or anytime snack) is made with dried fruit and nuts and flavored with chai spices. These balls are high in fiber, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, B1, monounsaturated fats, vitamin A and potassium. They will certainly stop any afternoon sweet cravings for something that comes out of a vending machine.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1 cup of dried apricots (sulfite-free)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup nut butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp round cloves
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt

Coconut Glaze            

  • ¼ cup of melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. shredded coconut
  • Pinch of ground clove powder

Directions:

  1. Pulse almonds and the shredded coconut in a food processor until completely ground.
  2. Add the remaining chai ball ingredients and mix until well combined.
  3. Take a rounded tablespoon size and roll into balls and place onto a plate.
  4. Mix melted coconut oil and maple syrup together.
  5. Spoon glaze onto the balls and coat well and place into the freezer.
  6. Keep rolling them into the glaze to coat well, taking them out of the freezer to re-coat a few times and place them back in.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Substitutions:

Cashews – almonds, macadamias

Apricots – medjool dates

Maple syrup – honey, monk fruit powder, stevia

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Servings:12 balls

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

Article source: https://www.rebootwithjoe.com/chai-spiced-donut-holes-recipe/

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By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

I love tasty desserts especially when they’re vegan, gluten free, warm, tasty and delicious. Add this vegan apple crumble to your holiday dessert recipe list because it’s a crowd pleaser and you can make it with only a few ingredients in your fridge. Additionally, apples are seasonal right now, which makes them both more nutritious and less expensive.

Ingredients:

Apple paste

  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 10 pitted dates (small ones were used in this recipe)
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter or cashew butter
  • Dash of cinnamon

Crust/crumble:

  • ¾ cup of the apple paste
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour

 Filling:

  • 1/4-1/3 cup (leftovers) apple paste
  • 2 apples, sliced extra thin
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 8 x 4 pyrex dish with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the apple paste in the blender (apple, dates, cinnamon, almond butter) and blend until liquefied or until almost liquefied.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the ¾ cup of the paste with the coconut flour and mix until it’s sticky and clumpy. It may feel a little dry, this is ok!
  4. Use ½ of the dough from #3 and press it into the bottom of the lined dish, set the other half aside.
  5. Layer the sliced apples on top of the dough in the bottom of the dish.
  6. Using your fingers, crumble the rest of the paste mixed with flour over the sliced apples, then sprinkle the cinnamon on top.
  7. Place the dish into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, allow to cool, then serve and enjoy!

Substitutions:

If you’re not a fan of apples, you can substitute pears and/or peaches in this recipe.

You can also add different nuts as a topping as well.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Servings:4-6

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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