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October 2, 2013

Welcome to the Breakfast with Jon series. If you don’t know me, I lost over 220 pounds with a holistic mind-body weight loss approach that I call The Gabriel Method. In this series I will introduce you to breakfasts that change your body on a cellular and hormonal level. No more mid-morning junk food cravings! You’ll feel less hunger, while you keep your blood sugar stable and nourish your body.

These tasty, extremely nutritious snack balls are loaded with protein, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. There's no grains, or gluten or processed sugars to activate your FAT programs. They're great for breakfast or quick afternoon snacks. Kids love them too!

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate Superfood Snack Balls


Serves: 18 balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 3 Tbsp raw organic cacao powder
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1 Tbsp xylitol
  • 1 tsp spirulina (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Directions:

Combine cashews, almonds, chia and hemp seeds together in food processor until well ground.

Add remaining ingredients until well combined.

Form balls by shaping mixture in the palm of your hand. Store in fridge to harden.

Makes approximately 18 balls (depending on how much mix you eat along the way!)

Tip: If you live in a cool climate, you may like to melt coconut oil prior to adding to mixture. The best way to do this is using the double boiler method and keep heat low. Place coconut oil in heat-proof bowl into a pot of water. Heat slowly until coconut oil liquifies.

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Jon Gabriel
Jon Gabriel

In 2001 Jon Gabriel weighed 409 lbs. He'd tried almost every popular diet available without success. Not only did he fail to lose weight—he was steadily gaining. Overweight, overworked and unhappy, Jon was ready to give up.

Then on September 11th 2001, Jon received a wake-up call. He was scheduled to fly from Newark to San Francisco that day, and it was only by chance that he was not on the United Airlines Flight 93 that was hijacked by terrorists and crashed in Pennsylvania with no survivors.

Jon realized that life was a precious opportunity not to be wasted. He realized that his weight would eventually kill him and decided to do something about it. Over the next two and a half years, Jon lost over 200 lbs without dieting, pills or surgery. He also stopped feeling stressed and overworked and started living the life of his dreams. His book The Gabriel Method is an international best seller, translated into 14 languages, with over 350,000 readers worldwide. Learn more at TheGabrielMethod.com