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Steve Liberati
09-23-2007, 03:18 PM
I don't know about you but Scott's NEW and IMPROVED Chocolate Balls have become a staple item in my diet and easily one of my very best and favorite sources for omega-3 fat intake. The only thing I do different is use Green Pastures grassfed, organic, extra-virgin coconut butter that is packed with omega-3's instead of the coconut oil as the recipe calls for. Also use few drops of liquid stevia in replace of agave nectar or honey.

Probably eat wayyyy more than I should....but the rest of my diet is usually spot on (so I'm allowed a little slack here:)).

Anyway....I recently discovered something even TASTIER than the chocolate balls and that is dumping all the chocolate unto a plate after cooking it and then placing it in the freezer for at least 15 mins.

After you take it out of the freezer it turns into ONE big sheet of chocolate on the plate. Simply get a knife, break up the pieces and then spread a layer of RAW unsalted TJ's almond butter on top...

Guilt-free, truly sugar-free Reese's PB Cups.....try em for yourself!

They're slamming good!

Troy Archie
09-23-2007, 06:55 PM
tastier than shots of olive oil?

Steve Liberati
09-24-2007, 03:43 AM
well, it's a toss-up.

Mike ODonnell
09-24-2007, 08:03 AM
something about balls in my mouth....I just don't do that....

William Hunter
09-24-2007, 08:08 AM
nttawwt...

Scotty Hagnas
09-24-2007, 09:26 AM
Great idea, Steve! I'm going to give that a try. I'll have to look for the Green Pastures coconut butter.

I sometimes break off a small chunk of baking chocolate and add some almond butter for a very quick treat.

Rob Harris
09-27-2007, 08:30 PM
Dried Mango Slices FTW. Think "Fruit Rollups made by God"...

Anton Emery
10-22-2007, 08:33 AM
Mmm, that sounds really good. Is this recipe available somewhere?


Anton

Scotty Hagnas
10-22-2007, 08:42 AM
Hi Anton-

Check the back issue list, but I think it's in last year's Nov. issue of the P Menu.

Tyler Weir
11-05-2007, 07:43 PM
Dried Mango Slices FTW. Think "Fruit Rollups made by God"...

++ to that, Dried Mango is gold.

Steve Liberati
11-06-2007, 04:32 AM
++ to that, Dried Mango is gold.

Also fairly high on the gi index. Last time I had dried fruit in my house, I woofed it down in a day or two. Reason why I no longer buy it:(
Boy do I wish I was an ecto some days!

Matt Lawson
01-15-2008, 03:40 AM
how many balls does the choc ball recipe yield?

Steve Liberati
01-15-2008, 03:48 AM
Around 10 small ones at 5 grams of fat each. Funny, I gave our friends one to try this past Sat night and they almost puked. They were screaming for milk as they were trying to stomach the taste lol. Guess they'll never go mainstream. Its a paleo thing!

sarena kopciel
01-15-2008, 05:02 AM
Around 10 small ones at 5 grams of fat each. Funny, I gave our friends one to try this past Sat night and they almost puked. They were screaming for milk as they were trying to stomach the taste lol. Guess they'll never go mainstream. Its a paleo thing!

Steve I made them with subs (stevia, pecan meal in place of almond) for the CFNYC holiday party and everyone couldnt get enough. I have also given them to my coach and another CF buddy and they wee adored! It must be a healthy.

Matt Lawson
01-22-2008, 05:01 PM
almond meal is friggin expensive.

Steve Liberati
01-22-2008, 05:26 PM
almond meal is friggin expensive.

really?

I think I paid like $3 for a pound of it at Trader Joe's.

sarena kopciel
01-22-2008, 06:02 PM
really?

I think I paid like $3 for a pound of it at Trader Joe's.

Almonds have recently gone up in price and fear not, but with current almond issues (http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400306/raw-deal-for-almonds)--organic may be the only way to say almond for me!

Be wary of your almonds.

Matt Lawson
01-22-2008, 06:03 PM
16 bones at our local health food store. Im not sure there is a trader joes within 100 miles of Bristol Virginia.