I am obsessed with these strawberry energy balls I eat a few times a week. I created these vegan strawberry keto crave crushers to combat my sugar cravings during the afternoon slump. For Valentine’s Day, many people crave chocolate and strawberries, so what better way to combine these two flavors and still stay on track with your nutrition. This keto strawberry dessert recipe is truly the best recipe if you’re looking for a strawberry keto recipe or have a craving for strawberries while on keto. For anyone who has a craving for strawberries on the keto diet, try making these strawberry energy balls to kick those cravings to the curb.
Chia Seed Health Benefits
The chia seeds provide a massive amount of nutrients for a few calories. They are packed with fiber, as well as protein. They also contain high amounts of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids.
Almond butter provides our body with additional fat for energy and crushes any cravings that we are having. I prefer to use sugar-free nut butter to keep this recipe low-sugar.
The cacao nibs give this a chocolate taste without adding in sugary chocolate. If you don’t mind additional sugar content, you can substitute it with regular chocolate chips and any nut butter you have on hand.
Nutiva MCT powder is a medium-chain triglyceride powder. Medium-chain triglycerides support metabolic function, as well as level out energy levels to avoid crashes. I know many of you are following a ketogenic lifestyle and this recipe is perfect for the keto diet. I love the brand Nutiva for their MCT powder with the added prebiotic acacia fiber. This fiber helps feed the bacteria inside the gastrointestinal tract, which promotes a healthy gut.
Pretty pink dust is the secret ingredient that I add to many recipes. Goji berries are full of antioxidants. For this recipe, I added powdered strawberries because they are yummy and it’s pink for Valentine’s Day.
Recipe Key Nutrients
Fiber | Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT)| Omega-3 fatty acids | Copper | Manganese | Vitamin E | Vitamin A| Vitamin K | Vitamin B2
VEGAN STRAWBERRY KETO CRAVE CRUSHER
- 2 Scoops Nutiva Organic MCT vanilla powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup nut butter of choice, I prefer almond butter
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
- 1 tablespoon pink dust (powdered goji berries) *recipe follows*
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon crushed dried strawberries (Natierra freeze-dried strawberries)
Start out by setting up your toppings on a plate. If you haven’t already prepared, “pretty pink dust” first start by grinding up a handful of goji berries in a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix. I store my “pretty pink dust” in a mason jar to add to my oatmeal in the morning.
After that, grind up the dried strawberries. Combine the dried strawberries with the “pretty pink dust”. Set out on a plate.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the MCT powder, almond butter, and chia seeds. Once combined, roll 7 balls into the desired toppings. Place each ball in a baking cup. Place into the freezer or fridge to set up for 30 minutes. Enjoy.
PRETTY PINK DUST RECIPE
This “pretty pink dust” is the secret magic topping that I came up with one day. I love the antioxidant punch goji berries provide the body. I wanted to utilize goji berries in various other recipes and decided to grind them up and sprinkle some magic onto pancakes and top my açai bowls. The possibilities are endless as to how many ways you can use this. By adding this dust, you are increasing the antioxidant level of any recipe.
1 cup goji berries
First in a coffee grinder or food processor. Then grind the goji berries until fine dust is formed.
Next, sprinkle this pretty dust on any recipe where you would like to increase the antioxidant levels.
ENJOY THESE STRAWBERRY ENERGY BALLS!
So, if you make this strawberry keto crave crusher recipe, let me know in the comment section below. I also would love to hear what you think or take a photo of your keto strawberry dessert recipes and tag me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva