Zen Cinnamon Cherry Bombs
Sweet tooth …. Clean diet…
Why should you have to choose?
As you begin to relax for the night, your mind can’t think of anything but indulging in one of your favorite sweets…
And what a GLORIOUS feeling it is when you can sink your teeth into your favorite dessert after a long day AND boost your beauty sleep?
Go ahead, take a load off and pop one of these blissful bombs into your mouth to curb that late night sweet tooth, and provide your body with relief and relaxation you deserve from the superfoods!
Last week, we discussed every way to RISE with power in the morning without the post caffeine crash. This week we are covering all the ways to ZEN out before bed, and of course in the CURED kitchen, that’s with a sweet treat!
We know how hard it can be to wind down after a long day of busyness and bustle. If you are anything like us, you are always craving a sense of ZEN. A state where your body is calmed down, blissed out state, allowing those nerves to melt away and assist you in having your best night’s rest!
The ingredients in these bite size bliss bombs are jammed packed with flavor, love, and a whole lot of healing:
You may be familiar with two of the products in this recipe: REISHI and CACAO, both were spotlighted in our Limited Edition Peppermint Hot Cacao, but if you are new here, welcome. Our recipes are developed with just as much purpose, health conscious, passion, and love that each of our products are made with:
I will be adding a natural ease into my night time self care routine, saying goodbye to the day built up stress, boosting my immune system,, and my concentration by the help of healing adaptogens What you can find in my night time supplement routine:
Magnesium: Magnesium is one of the most common minerals on earth. It’s essential for human health and is used in over 600 cellular reactions throughout your body. Magnesium supplements have been linked to number of benefits, including but not limited to: fighting inflammation, relieving constipation, lowering blood pressure, in addition to relieving sleep problems.
Studies have shown magnesium helps you not only get to sleep, but it plays a part in helping you achieve deep and restful sleep state. The group stated, exhibited higher levels of renin and melatonin, two hormones that help regulate sleep. (2)
Skullcap: Before the invention of pharmaceutical tranquilizers, Skullcap was the go to herb in many Cherokee and other Native American tribes for the relief of anxiety and nervous tension. Referred as one of the finest nerviness and antispasmodics give to humanity, by excerpts from an old herbal encyclopedia. Studies have shown since it exhibits “anxiolytic activity (in both animals and humans), as well as a resourceful remedy for insomnia. Skullcap promotes sound sleep without the unwanted side effects, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized in the morning.(3)
Passion Flower: Native to the Americas, where it has been used for centuries to heal bruises and cuts. Modern day herbalists recommend it as a powerful nerviness tonic to treat stress, anxiety, and help the mind prepare for a restful night’s sleep.
It has also been used traditionally to provide relief to women who are experiencing menopause. Common symptoms of anxiety and depression, are relieved by this herb with the alkaloids “chrysins” and “benzoflavone” present in this herb have been found to increase GABA (gamma amino-butyric acid) in the brain. GABA is one of the inhibitory neurotransmitters used by the brain to prevent over-excitement and attain balance. A brain boost with a side of a gentle anti-anxiety and mildly sedative herb that will induce a good night’s sleep! (4, 5)
Chamomile: Commonly found in tea, this herb comes with amazing properties that may aid in sleep, digestion, and overall well being. Containing apigenin, an antioxidant that binds to certain receptors in your brain that may promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia, or the chronic inability to sleep, makes Chamomile a MUST for a pre-bed supplement. (6)
However, most studies cover the benefits around promoting pre bed relaxation, Chamomile is known to relieve anxiety and depression. There is some evidence that shows chamomile reducing severity of anxiety and depression. (7, 8)
Stress free, relaxed, and ready for some chocolate? May these blissful balls and the adaptogenic herbs above to support body in finding its most calmed down, blissed out state!
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1 tsp CURED Cinnamon Honey
- 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
- ½ cup Hemp Hearts
- Add the dates to a food processor and process until broken down into pea-sized bits.
- Add in dried cherries, cashews and process until broken down into a sticky mix.
- Add in cinnamon honey and vanilla and continue processing until dough either comes together into a large ball or is sticky enough to hold it’s shape (in total will be around 5 minutes of processing).
- Roll dough into individual-sized balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
- Dip and roll the ball into the hemp hearts
- Place in freezer for 15 minutes to set.
- I like to store mine in the freezer but you can also store them in the fridge. Will keep for several months.