These gluten & grain free Rum Balls are the perfect way to get the party started during the holidays! Chocolate and rum come together in this recipe to make a rich and soul warming treat! Enjoy this healthy spin on rums balls any time of the year–not just the holidays.
My love for rum balls dates back to my little Jen days. My Nonna (a.k.a. Ma) use to make them for the family around Christmas time. Not sure who inspired her to make rum balls since they’re not a traditional Italian recipe, BUT I’m glad she did because they were delish!
Since my craving for rum balls is still strong, I decided to put a healthy spin on this popular treat which can be enjoyed any time of the year–not just the holidays.
Most traditional rum ball recipes are packed with low-quality and inflammatory ingredients like vanilla waffers, confectioners’ sugar and corn syrup.
Instead of using vanilla waffers, I use a combo of almond flour and shredded coconut, which creates a great gluten free base. I also kicked nasty corn syrup and confectioners’ sugar out and replaced them with a natural and pure sweetener, maple syrup.
The combination of coconut, rum and chocolate makes this a delicious treat you’ll crave all year round. Give this easy, no-bake recipe a try!
For a alcohol free and kid friendly version, omit rum and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup.
These gluten & grain free Rum Balls are the perfect way to get the party started during the holidays! Chocolate and rum come together in this recipe to make a rich and soul warming treat! Enjoy this healthy spin on rums balls any time of the year--not just the holidays.
3 Ways Gelatin Can Support Gut Health and Digestion
1. Aids in gut repair. Gelatin is beneficial for preventing intestinal damage and repairing the lining of the digestive tract, thereby preventing “leaky gut”. The gut lining is one of the body’s most important lines of defense, since it keeps food particles, bacteria and yeast inside the digestive system (where they belong) and prevents them from entering the bloodstream, which triggers inflammation.
2. Promotes enzymes and stomach acid that break down food. When you don’t produce enough enzymes/stomach acid, you can experience common digestive problems like heartburn, gas, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, etc. Older people often experience more digestive problems because their stomach acid decreases during the aging process and is worsened by increased stress levels. Gelatin can improve your ability to produce stomach acid and enzymes that are needed for proper digestion and nutrient absorption.
3. Improves bloating and constipation. Gelatin is capable of absorbing water and fluids, which helps prevent fluid retention and stomach bloat while improving constipation.
Jello is a great and easy way to add gelatin to your diet. Give my Lemon Raspberry Jello recipe a try. It’s healthy jello for adults and kids!
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding is an easy and delicious way to add chia seeds to your diet! Naturally sweetened with maple syrup & bursting with the rich flavour of chocolate. This wholesome recipe makes for a great snack or dessert, especially when a chocolate craving hits!
3 ways chia seeds can support your digestive health …
1. Loaded with fiber! Chia seeds contain 11 grams of fiber per ounce, which will give you 44% of your fiber needs for the day.
2. Promotes regular bowel movements and prevents constipation. Because of their high fiber content, chia seeds help increase stool frequency which can be beneficial if you suffer from constipation.
3. Prebiotic for good gut bacteria. The fiber in chia seeds act as fuel for your beneficial gut bacteria, which are not only essential for good digestive health, but for overall health too.
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding is an easy and delicious way to add chia seeds to your diet! Naturally sweetened with maple syrup & bursting with the rich flavour of chocolate. This rich & wholesome recipe makes for a great snack or dessert, especially when a chocolate craving hits!
Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
Store in a glass container or jar in the fridge. Let sit for a minimum of 1-hr before consuming. The longer you let the chia seeds soak the more delicious this pudding becomes (I like to soak them overnight).
Pumpkin Muffins make for a healthy breakfast, snack or treat during the autumn. These muffins are soft, moist & full of fall flavour! In addition, they contain nutrient-dense protein and healthy fats that will help to fuel you right. This recipe is free of gluten, grains & dairy, making it the perfect paleo treat!
Five reasons to love pumpkin muffins …
These muffins are easy to make with basic & wholesome ingredients. Only one bowl required!
They’re gluten, grain & dairy free, yet they’re fluffy, moist and delicious. No one will know the difference.
They’re naturally sweetened with maple syrup, rather than loaded with refined sugar or artificial sweeteners.
These muffins feature warming pumpkin pie spices so they taste even better with your favorite pumpkin latte. It’s a match made in pumpkin spice heaven!
They freeze well and thaw out fast at room temperature or defrost them in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds, or until gently warmed through. You can also get them a little toasty in the oven or toaster-oven.
3 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp nutmeg
1 ½ tsp allspice
1 ½ tsp cloves
I recommend buying organic ground spices to make this blend. Mix spices together in a bowl and store in a small glass jar. Feel free to double or triple this recipe so you have plenty of pumpkin pie spice for the season.
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Pumpkin Muffins make for a healthy breakfast, snack or treat during the autumn. These muffins are soft, moist & full of fall flavour! In addition, they contain nutrient-dense protein and healthy fats that will help to fuel you right.This recipe is free of gluten, grains & dairy, making it the perfect paleo treat!
1. Place all ingredients (except for toppings) into a food processor or high speed blender.
2. Blend until you reach a smooth and creamy consistency.
3. Chill avocado mousse in the fridge for a cool dessert.
4. Add toppings and enjoy.
Want to turn this healthy dessert into a nutrient-dense breakfast? Add 1 scoop of protein powder to the list of ingredients and blend. If you’re using my recommended PurePaleo protein, I suggest leaving out the honey/maple syrup/stevia since the protein powders are sweetened with stevia. Add more coconut milk if needed.
Hi! I’m Jennifer …
My mission is to help women heal their gut, lose weight and feel great through simple and delicious smoothies, whole food nutrition & healthy lifestyle habits.