Let us ask you a question: Is it time for you and sugar to break up?
If you’re nodding your head yes, but aren’t sure how to beat sugar at its own game, there’s a very good reason for it, and it’s not your fault!
First of all, sugar is everywhere! It’s hidden in all of your favorite foods – think of your daily coffee drink, salad dressing, sauces, condiments, that so-called healthy yogurt snack, and your go-to protein bar.
Excess sugar, especially refined sugar, has been linked to a suppressed immune system, premature aging, arthritis, diabetes, headaches, mood swings, asthma and allergies, inflammation, and insomnia – just to name a few.
Sometimes it seems impossible to escape from sugar cravings and there is a very real biological reason for this. When we eat a lot of sugar, we develop an unhealthy balance of gut bacteria. These little microbes are hungry and they demand sugar – hence the never-ending sugar cravings.
We’re always trying to develop cleanse-friendly snacks that help satisfy those pesky sugar cravings, and today’s recipe is a perfect example!
Sunshine Bites are a yummy cleanse-friendly snack sweetened with dried fruit and packed with healthy fats and protein, perfect for satisfying your sugar cravings.
If you are ready to tackle your sugar cravings head-on, please consider trying the 14-Day Conscious Cleanse.
The Conscious Cleanse will reset your tastebuds, keeping sugar cravings at bay. How do we do this? By eating a nutrient-dense diet, you’ll be crowding out your need for filler food and addressing any nutritional deficiencies that might be contributing to your cravings.
Learn more about our cleanse here.
Enjoy the recipe!
Jo & Jules
Yield: 20-30 balls
⅔ cup raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 4 hours
1 cup dried apricots, unsweetened, unsulfured
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for garnish
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 lime, zested
⅛ tsp sea salt
⅛ tsp turmeric powder
Drain and rinse cashews. In a food processor fitted with an S blade, combine all ingredients. Pulse to combine until a sticky dough is formed. Spoon out about a 1/2 tablespoon amount of mixture at a time and roll into a ball with your hands. Roll in coconut to coat and garnish.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Jo Schaalman and Jules Peláez are co-authors of two books The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life and their brand new The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook! Together they’ve led thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They’ve been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
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