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Raw Carrot Cake Balls

Quick, easy and delicious. These No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls pack a nutritional punch but satisfy the sweet tooth. Enjoy as a snack or as dessert. Make them nut free and freeze for a quick lunch box treat your kids will love.

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup unsweet coconut for rolling

6 -7 dates (Medjool are the tastiest!)

3/4 cups walnuts (Substitute sesame or pumpkin seeds to make it nut free)

1/2 cup grated carrots

1/4 cup hemp seeds

1/4 honey (maple syrup can work too)

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cloves

Reserve the 1/4 coconut in a shallow pan for rolling finished balls. Place the remainder of the ingredients in a food processor and process until fully combined. The mixture should be firm enough to form 1 inch balls. Roll balls in reserved coconut and reiterate for a few hours. Store in airtight containers in the fridge up to 7 days. Can also be frozen for up to 60 days.

CHOCOLATE HEMP TRUFFLES

Foodie Friday
Yet another fantastic and easy recipe to heal inflammation and keep the sweet tooth happy from Julie Daniluck – Nutritionist and Educator
Ingredients:
2/3 cup        raw cocoa or carob powder
2 tsp            Ceylon cinnamon
1/4 tsp         pink rock or grey sea salt
1 cup           nut butter, well stirred
2 tsp            organic vanilla extract
1/4 cup        raw honey
24 dried       cranberries, juice-sweetened
1/2 cup        hemp hearts
Directions:
1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl to create a uniform texture.
2. Slowly add wet ingredients and combine by hand.
3. Pinch an inch of mixture, add a dried cranberry to the centre and roll into balls.
4. Coat with hemp hearts.
5. Keep chilled in the fridge until serving. Makes 24 balls.
For more great recipes and information check out her website at https://www.juliedaniluk.com

10 Health Benefits of Raw Honey

Honey has been a staple in many cultures throughout the years. Its health benefits have earned it a place among traditional medicines and today, research is proving that it can hold its own when it comes to modern medicine as well.

cc licensed flickr photo by    Vicky Brock

cc licensed flickr photo by Vicky Brock

What is Raw Unpasteurized Honey?

Raw Unpasteurized honey has not been heated, or processed in any way, although it undergoes a straining process to remove debris before being sold. This is beneficial because there is no enzyme or nutrient degradation. This ensures that you receive the most out of your honey.

Not only is the honey sold at The Granary raw and unpasteurized, it is local as well. You can enjoy your honey, and its health benefits knowing that you’re supporting local farmers. We sell it in bulk, so feel free to bring in your own jar for us to refill.

10 Health Benefits of Raw Honey

  1. Source of Vitamins and Minerals – There are a variety of vitamins and minerals in honey. Interestingly enough, the type of vitamins and minerals and their quantity depends on the type of flowers the pollen was harvested from. The most common components are Vitamin C, calcium and iron.
  2. Healthier Natural Sweetener – Because raw honey has not been processed, as white sugar is, it contains enzymes that have been filtered out of traditional sweeteners. Honey is also much sweeter than table sugar, which means you can use less of it.
  3. Low on the Glycemic Index – Raw honey has a GI score of anywhere from 35 to 48, which is much lower than table sugar. This means that the bonds, which provide energy when broken, are broken slower, providing energy over a longer period of time.
  4. Weight Loss – There are numerous recipes meant for weight loss that include raw honey, such as the very popular cinnamon, honey mix. When raw honey is consumed with warm water, it helps in digesting the fat stored in your body.
  5. Improves Athletic Performance – Honey may be valuable in boosting the performance of athletes. It’s a great way to maintain blood sugar levels, promotes muscle recuperation and glycogen restoration after a workout.
  6. Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties – Honey is often used as a natural antiseptic in traditional medicines, thanks to these properties.
  7. Antioxidants – Nutraceuticals, which are effective for the removal of free radicals from the body, are present in raw honey. Thanks to this, the body’s immune system is improved. It may even prevent cancer and heart disease.
  8. Treats Wounds – Honey is effective in treating skin rashes, burns and abrasions, thanks to its ability to reduce inflammation, kill bacteria and germs and provide a protective barrier. It may be covered with a bandage or sprinkled with cornstarch to reduce stickiness.
  9. Powerful Moisturizer – Honey can be applied directly to the skin and washed off with cold or warm water to leave skin as soft as a baby.
  10. Treats Colds and Coughs – Honey is capable of coating the throat to prevent pain associated with coughs and colds. The antibiotic properties are especially helpful in relieving irritation.

 

Source

Organic Facts. “Health Benefits of Honey.” n.d. organicfacts.net. Online. 5 May 2015.

Foodie Fridays: Herb Infused Honey

Foodie Friday

Want to shake things up? Grab an empty mason jar and some raw honey and try these herb infused honeys.

cc licensed flickr photo by Rebecca Siegel

cc licensed flickr photo by Rebecca Siegel

Ingredients

  • Honey
  • Your favourite herbs, try different combinations! Here are some suggestions to get you started:
    • Rosemary
    • Thyme
    • Sage
    • Lavendar

Instructions

Clean your mason jar (or any other glass jar) and place a couple sprigs of your preferred herbs inside. Pour your honey over the herbs and let steep for at least 5 days for maximum flavour.