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September 13, 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 keeping your blood sugar stable and nourishing your body.

Today’s breakfast, my favorite Superfood Breakfast Balls, includes omega-3’s in the chia seeds, a much needed healthy fat; protein from the nuts and seeds; and sulfur in the the black sesame seeds, which is great for detoxification. Kids also love these breakfast balls — try them with your family.

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Superfood Breakfast Balls

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 20 balls

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite super green powder (optional)

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor.

If the mixture is not moist enough to make balls out of, add 2-3 tablespoons of water and continue mixing.

Scoop out mixture with tablespoon and mold into balls. Eat right away, or refrigerate. Lasts several days in the refrigerator.

Tip: Keep some in the refrigerator for days when you don’t have time to make breakfast. You’ll have a fast, nutritious breakfast that will keep you going.

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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