By Chef Lauren Cox, Closer to Your Food

Antioxidants are an important part of our daily diets.  Chef Lauren shares a recipe for tasty Antioxidant Bombs that are packed full of antioxidant ingredients.

Watch this video with Dr. Holly Lucille and Dr. Jared Skowron to learn more about what antioxidants are, and how they can help heal our bodies.

Antioxidant Values of Ingredients

Goji berries 25,000   ORAC score
Pecans 17,000   ORAC score
Cranberries 9,500     ORAC score
Blackberries 5,300  ORAC score
Dark chocolate 21,000   ORAC score
Clove 314,446 ORAC score
Cinnamon 267,537 ORAC score
Ginger 28,811   ORAC score

Recipe:

2 tablespoons goji berries
2 tablespoons pecans, chopped
1 tablespoon cranberries, dried
2 tablespoons fresh blackberries
¼ cup dark chocolate chips
¼ teaspoon clove
1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger
¾ cups coconut flakes, chopped, unsweetened
¼ cup coconut oil
1 pinch sea salt

In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until well combined. The mix should be slightly tacky, but not sticky. If it is too dry, you can add a little more coconut oil. Take one teaspoon of the mix out at a time and roll into a ball, placing them on wax paper on a baking sheet.

Continue this until all of the mix is used. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes before enjoying. Store in an airtight container to keep them moist.

 


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Closer to Your Food is a wellness blog focused on eating and cooking for health and sustainability with recipes and lifestyle tips formulated around a plant-based diet and home-grown local foods. Chef Lauren Cox holds a B.A. from the le Cordon Bleu in Culinary Management with over 8 years of fine dining experience in private dining, catering and Michelan star restaurants.

 

 


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.