Ingredients: Oats, isolated protein powder, almonds, chia seeds, coconut flour, peanut butter, coconut oil, honey, eggs, coconut sugar, Stevia, chocolate chips and a lot of love!
Oats are a nutrient-rich food associated with lowering blood cholesterol when consumed regularly. A fiber-rich food, oat, and oatmeal intake have been associated with optimal levels of viscosity in which it becomes easier for food to pass through our upper digestive tract and improve blood sugar regulation.
Isolate Protein Powder is the purest form of whey and is a complete protein. It contains all essential amino acids required for post-workout muscle repair. Isolate protein powder has also been shown to reduce tissue damage and increase performance.
Almonds are a great resource for healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. Health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. The high fiber and protein content can also help with reducing hunger and promoting weight loss.
Chia Seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and are rich in antioxidants, fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL or “good” cholesterol that protect against heart attack and stroke.
Coconut Flour is high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats and is wheat and grain free. This type of flour is also low in sugar, digestible carbohydrates and calories. It’s low score on the glycemic index also helps with blood sugar regulation.
Coconut Oil contains natural saturated fats that increase the good HDL cholesterol in the body. These natural fats have also been shown to help turn bad LDL cholesterol into a less harmful form. By increasing HDL cholesterol, many experts believe that coconut oil could be good for heart health compared to many other fats.
Honey is believed to contain many healing properties including cancer and heart disease prevention, reducing ulcers, ease of digestive problems, regulating blood sugar, soothing coughs, and sore throats, and increasing athletic performance.
Coconut Sugar contains iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium, along with some short-chain fatty acids like polyphenols and antioxidants. In addition, coconut sugar also contains a fiber called inulin, which may slow glucose absorption and explain the low glycemic index which aids in blood sugar regulation.
Stevia, a natural sweetener, tastes 200 to 300 times sweeter than table sugar. Stevia can be classified as “zero-calorie” because the calories per serving are so low. It is an excellent substitute for table sugar for individuals with diabetes or those looking to regulate their blood sugar.