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Gratitude Goodies

Every year at the Integrative Health Institute, we celebrate our anniversary by celebrating you – our community – the reason we are able to do what we do.  You are the motivation that brings us to work every day.  You are the fire behind our passion for health care.  And so we thank you!

This year I celebrated our #IHIgratitude party by making my favourite healthy vegan snack – protein power balls! We’re calling them Gratitude Goodies and the recipes are below.

Ginger Coconut Gratitude Goodies

1 cup dates (soaked)
1 cup mixed raw almonds and cashews (soaked)
1 scoop Vega vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut

Soak dates and nuts for 10 minutes in warm (not boiling) water.  Drain and place in food processor.  Pulse to mix.  Add protein powder, coconut oil and ginger.  Blend in food processor until desired consistency (I like a bit of crunch so I don’t puree until smooth).  Form balls and roll in coconut.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Gratitude Goodies

1 cup dates (soaked)
1 cup mixed raw almonds and cashews (soaked)
1 scoop Vega vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
1/4 cup Mexican hot chocolate powder (I used the one from Soma Chocolatiers)

Soak dates and nuts for 10 minutes in warm (not boiling) water.  Drain and place in food processor.  Pulse to mix.  Add protein powder, coconut oil and cacao nibs.  Blend in food processor until desired consistency (I like a bit of crunch so I don’t puree until smooth).  Form balls and roll in powdered chocolate.

Lisa Watson

Dr. Lisa Watson is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is a passionate writer and speaker and encourages her patients and readers to embrace their full, amazing, health potential. You can follow Dr. Watson on twitter at @drlisawatson or contact her at drlisa@drlisawatson.com.

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