Think Outside The Capsule: Tart Cherry Coconut Bites

June 06, 2017

Think Outside The Capsule: Tart Cherry Coconut Bites

 

Welcome to the beginning of our #breakfree series, where we feature ideas and recipes for how to remix the tart cherry capsules in a variety of ways.

We'd also love to introduce our colleague Margo Malone, who created the recipe you will see here today.  Margo is a member of the Boston Athletic Association's High Performance Team.  Margo was a competitive athlete during her time at Syracuse University, and has had a lifelong passion for nutrition and understanding what fuels the body.  She even studied biology and nutrition science! As a competitor, she is always looking for creative ways optimize her nutrition.  We are so excited for her to be a part of our team!

And without further ado, here is the recipe for Margo's Tart Cherry Coconut Bites:

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of Trader Joe's coconut flakes
  • 2 tsp of black strap molasses
  • 4 tart cherry capsules (just the powder!)
  • Dark Chocolate

    Process
    1. Mix coconut flakes and VitalFit Tart Cherry into food processor 
    2. Blend until smooth.
    3. Add molasses and blend until fully mixed.
    4. Form into bite size balls.
    5. Melt dark chocolate in sauce pan and drizzle over balls.
    6. Place in freezer for 2-3 hours 
    7. Enjoy!

    Here's why she chose each of the ingredients:

    Coconut is a good source of fiber and healthy fats. 

    Molasses is a great binder and adds a hint of sweetness while also being high in iron. 

    Dark Chocolate provides a rich source of antioxidants that are perfect to compliment the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Tart Cherry. 

    Have you been using the tart cherry in any cool and creative ways? We'd love to hear from you!  Feel free to shoot us a message on FB or Instagram ( @vitalfit_nutrition ) or shoot me an email: aschofield@vitalfitnutrition. 

     


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