Chaga, who!? Chaga, what!?
Adaptogens are popping up everywhere these days, in drinks, in coffee, in powders. But what the heck do they do? Well adaptogens do pretty much what they say, they help your body "adapt" to stressors. Chaga is an adaptogenic mushroom that Birch Boys forages from the Adirondack Mountains. It's mainly known for it's ability to give you long lasting, sustainable energy but has SO many other health benefits! It's an anti-inflammatory, nutrient powerhouse, stress reliever, and immune booster.
Chaga is something that can adapt to anyones lifestyle (see what I did there ;)) and being a fitness instructor, it's important to include something in my life that's going to keep my energy levels high, help my muscles recover, and overall keep my body (and immune system) functioning.
Birch Boys chaga coffee is my favorite product and gives me the energy boost of coffee, without the 3pm crash. I also love their maple chaga tea for an afternoon sip. It's a little earthy, little sweet, and lotta delicious. :D
I wanted to find a way to reuse my coffee grinds since I was brewing it everyday, so I came up with these Chaga-late Coffee Energy Balls! They are also made with cacao powder, flax meal, Further Food collagen, dates, and nuts, which all have their own extra health benefits.
Check out this video to find out why Iove Chaga so much and how to make these all day energy fudge-like balls!
**Always consult your doctor before consuming new supplements.**
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Chaga-late Coffee Energy Balls
1/2 cup of cashews
1 cup of pecans
1/3 cup of flax meal
2 scoops of Further Food collagen peptides
1 heaping Tbsp of cacao powder
1 tsp of cinnamon
scant 1/2 tsp of salt
5 pitted dates
1 Tbsp of Birch Boys (brewed) coffee grinds
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp of water
Place the nuts, flax meal, collagen, cacao powder, cinnamon, chaga coffee, & salt in food processor & pulse until combined (it will be a coarse flour like texture).
Add dates, vanilla, & 1 Tbsp of milk then pulse again until a sticky dough forms. If dry, add another Tbsp of water.
Roll into balls & sprinkle w/ more salt & spice. Store in fridge or freezer.
I’m Brittany and this is ME. I’m a health nerd with a sarcastic sense of humor, a smiling/laughter problem, and a niche in the kitchen. I have a passion for fitness and cooking because together they changed my outlook on life. Live for the moment and do what you love: that’s what’s important. I kick a** in Pilates/Barre and the kitchen because it’s what makes me happy, it’s what I’m good at, and I LOVE it.