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Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

By | 2016-11-08T13:16:34+00:00 March 15th, 2013|Recipes, Sugar Free Desserts|

This is one of those recipes that originated in my hippy days in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada.

We had a variety of flavours of ‘Bliss Balls’; this was a favorite.  It did have lots of honey in it though which I reduced the quantity.  You can replace it with rice syrup.  Also, it had wheat germ in it which I replaced to make it gluten free.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup honey
1 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy)
3/4 cup coconut
1 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds (for rolling)
1/4 cup currants

Directions:

  1. Blend honey and peanut butter.
  2. Mix in remaining ingredients except sesame seeds.
  3. Form into 1 inch balls.
  4. Roll balls in sesame seeds.
  5. Set on a plate or cookie sheet and let them form for 2 hours.
  6. Then store in an airtight container, each layer on parchment paper, in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Try to use organic peanut butter without all the additives. This is a good peanut butter with no unhealthy additives and is organic too. Smucker’s Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
I am a big fan of chunky peanut butter cause I like the crunch: Smucker’s Organic Natural Peanut Butter-chunky

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10 Health Benefits of Honey

By | 2017-10-29T15:41:39+00:00 April 15th, 2012|Home Page, Nutrition, PowerFoods|

Discover the health benefits of honey, one of the oldest sweeteners on earth. It is a delicious part of any dessert made with it; see some of my favourite recipes here too. Bees swallow, digest and regurgitate nectar to make honey; this nectar contains almost 600 compounds. We need our bees, so let’s do everything we can to save them and keep them here on this earth. Honey is so good we have included it in our list of powerfoods that should be in your kitchen right now.

Honey Syrup

By | 2017-10-29T15:41:40+00:00 April 14th, 2012|Recipes|

This syrup recipe has all the goodness of honey and the nutrients of molasses.  It’s also not so sugary because of the added water.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unpasteurized honey
  • 1 – 3 tsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup hot water

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a jar.
  2. Shake till all are mix thoroughly.
  3. Serve with you favorite pancakes or waffles.

Also try this delicious syrup:

                                 Orange Honey Syrup

Orange Honey Syrup healthier than sugar based syrups with an orange zing!

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What is the Healthiest Sweetener – Diana Compares 5 Sugars

By | 2017-10-29T15:41:41+00:00 March 30th, 2012|Health Tips, Nutrition|

Sugar! Yes – this is one big topic for many of us and certainly has been for me all of my adult life. I am a confirmed sugar addict.

In the following video, I compare stevia, brown rice syrup, honey, molasses, and agave, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each. I also deal with specific questions.

For a more extensive list: 19 Different Sugars But Which are Healthy

Once you admit to an addiction; that is a good beginning.  An honest sugar addict sees that it is important to take practical steps; like not having cupboards full of candies, cookies or cakes made with sugar.  I have not bought white sugar for over 30 years.

I have spent a good part of my adult life figuring out how to have sweet yummies in my life without them being harmful to my well being.

The main one I use is a properly processed Stevia because I know that one is the best for my body as it has no calories and does not put my blood sugar into swings.  There are a few others I use occasionally.

This video is a snippet of what I have learned about a few of the sugars that I use and do not use.  There are other sugars I use occasionally but did not highlight them in this class as we were about to make uncooked sweets like Raw Apricot Coconut Balls and Peanut Butter Bliss Balls.

I had no idea that it was going to be filmed; Randy just showed up with his camera and started filming my class.

More Great Articles on Sugar: 

7 Tips to Reduce Sugar Cravings

Will the Real Food Sugar Please Stand Up!