Brewer’s Yeast or nutritional yeast keeps coming on my healthy food list to buy. I found out about the goodness of nutritional yeast from the Nutritional Therapist course I am doing. So after buying it a few days ago I did a quick google search for healthy recipes and picked this one firstly because it was easy (no bake), I also had most of the ingredients in the cupboard but mostly because I knew I could easily add the nutritional yeast that I was dying to use.
As myself and the husband struggle together when it comes to snacking, we decided on making and keeping healthy snacks in the fridge so we would feel less deprived. This is seriously so quick to make if you have everything in hand of course.
In no time this was made and ready to be melted in my mouth. If you know me I always find a way to leave my signature in every recipe. I added the yeast, crumbs of dark (more bitter) chocolate and coconut oil. As super tasty as this sound the first taste really put me off. I wasn’t expecting the bitter taste that comes from the yeast at all!! Yeap! but keep taking small bites and it will slowly grow in you. (not the yeast, the taste will grow in you) and you may start liking it. Even if you don’t like it have it because your body needs it. Did you know that Brewer’s Yeasts also aids in increasing breast milk production. Not that I need it but just some information. However people taking antidepressants should consult their doctor before taking brewer’s yeast.
Brewer’s yeast is also rich in selenium, a mineral essential for antioxidants benefits, and possibly offering some protection against heart disease by encouraging the production of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol and reducing levels of ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol.
It’s also a good source of B-complex vitamins, including B1 ( thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 ( niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 ( pyridoxine), B9 ( folic acid), and biotin, all of which are essential to provide energy, support the nervous system, promote good digestion and keep the skin, hair, eyes and liver in good condition.
- 1 cup oats (old fashioned or instant)
- 1/2 cup organic natural peanut butter
- Agave or honey per taste (optional)
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 2 tables spoon of coconut oil
- 1 table spoon of organic dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 3 tbs brewer’s yeast
- Add all the ingredients except the coconut flakes in a food processor and pulse until a dough is formed. You may need to add a few table spoons of water if it’s too dry.
- Make small bite size balls.
- Sprinkle the coconut over the balls and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.