Curious about the benefits of the items in Tosca Reno’s Healthy Fats Starter Kits? Let us shed some light on the subject!
The holy grail of healthy fats are the nutritional seeds contained in the Healthy Fats Starter Kit: chia and hemp. They are full of healthy omega 3 fatty acids that aid in reducing inflammation, enhancing immune system function and nourishing and fueling the heart. These little guys are jammed with protein and fiber to keep you full longer while also maintaining steady blood glucose levels. You can use these seeds in a number of ways for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Add them to shakes, sprinkle on salads and oatmeal, make bars, granola and cookies. These tiny seeds are highly versatile!
Almonds and Almond Butter < the best. most delicious. nut butter. EVER. Name one person who can’t put the spoon away after the jar is opened? Nut butters and nuts are another great food to satisfy you throughout the day. Always keep a baggie of nuts, or a tiny jar of nut butter on hand to snack on with an apple!
*Rule of Thumb: The correct way to eat seeds and nuts is to soak them first so you can get all of the nutrients! Soak them for 4-5 hours or overnight in cold water, drain, dry and eat!
Coconut Oil, is one of the most hotly debated healthy fats right now. Read more about “Coconut Oil – A Saturated Fat: Good or Bad?” here.
Tosca’s recommended healthy fat portion size is 2-3 servings/day about thumb size. Find out more!
Put your Kit to USE NOW! Your family will love these Power Balls in their lunches. Put your healthy fats starter kit to use with this delicious Healthy Fat Power Ball recipe:
1 cup nut butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds
2 tbsp raw organic honey
1/4 cup cocoa nibs
2 cups mixed dried fruit (ie: dates, apricots, raisins)
2 cups oats (you can get Gluten Free from Bob’s Red Mill)
2 scoops Sun Warrior Raw Vegan Vanilla (My favourite – you can sub in your favourite. You can also purchase this from Raw Elements)
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well blended. Consistency should be soft with lots of texture.
2. Roll 1inch Power Balls in your hand and coat in toppings of choice (cinnamon, coco powder, sesame seeds, shaved coconut, shaved almonds OR leave plain)
3. Store in the refrigerator or freezer…. Enjoy!