Thursday, September 12, 2019

Energy Bites and Book Review - Eat Live Thrive Diet

energy balls for snacking
Photo not from the book
These delicious energy bites are a recipe from the Eat Live Thrive Diet Book, by Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson,  which I am reviewing today . The bites are made of healthy, real food ingredients, are easily assembled , and then simply rolled into balls- no cooking necessary!

They make a delicious grab and go treat or carry with you snack that provides solid nutrients for lots of energy. Recipe is at end of post, with permission. 

I am reviewing their book today. 

Book Review

Eat Live Thrive Diet Book

Eat Live Thrive Diet is a well written, well researched, well organized, inspiring book. 

It guides the reader through a three phase diet and lifestyle program intended to "rev up your midlife metabolism."  The reader is encouraged to do self exploration using the authors' suggestions to discover the individual needs and best approach for personal weight loss.

Changing Habits for Ageless living

The suggestions are sensible, do-able, and science based. They are designed to help the reader achieve permanent weight loss and lose inches while building health and vitality. I like that part. As I am getting older, I realize that nutrients are vital to boost immunity and provide ammunition against the effects of aging. I can't bounce back the way I did 20 years ago!

I was interested and impressed by the cutting edge ideas on nutrition and healthy living, and loved the easy to read format, easy to follow charts, and helpful worksheets. These practical tools make the program easy to follow. 

The authors' provided a significant amount of explanation and information while getting to the point quickly. 

The Book is Like Having a Personal Coach

Following the book is like having a personal coach and includes lots of recipes for meals, snacks, and sides.

The Authors', Danna Demetre, RN, and Robyn Thomson, clinical weight loss practitioner,   are testaments to this diet and lifestyle plan. After seeing their photos and then watching them live on Youtube I was totally impressed and sold at how amazing they look!
They look vibrant, healthy, fit, and energetic! 

The Authors' Bios Are Impressive

Both Danna and Robyn's bios explain each of their struggles with weight and diet. It is clear that their work is a result of finding a healthy solution that worked for each of them and has worked for the many clients they have coached.

Danna has co-founded a website called, Lean Healthy Ageless! 

I was totally shocked when I read Danna's bio- she shared that she is in her mid- sixties!! 
She looks much younger.

The book really interested me because I'm always looking for ways to take my health to the next level, increase energy, and thrive!! I wasn't disappointed in what I read ; I feel this book delivers!

Weight Loss with Thriving Vitality 

Although the book's target group  is for those over 45 who want to lose weight, it is an excellent resource for any adult who wants to eat healthy real food to have more energy, feel great and thrive.  

With permission from the authors to share this recipe from their cookbook: If you would like additional free recipes, they offer some more on www.//  

This photo is not from the book

Energy Bites: 

1/2 cup of almond butter
1/8 cup raw honey
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut , plus extra for coating
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/8 cup cocoa powder
1/16 teaspoon pure monk fruit extract or sweetener of your preference to taste (optional)

In a medium bowl, add the butter, honey, coconut, chia seeds, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, and salt. Mix well. Form rounded tablespoons of the mixture into balls, and then roll them in a little shredded coconut or cocoa powder and refrigerate.

Makes 16 bites. Per bite approximately 100 calories, 5 g carbohydrate, 3 g sugar, 3 g protein,  8 g fat.

My Notes:
I added some extra cocoa to the batter for a  chocolate flavored ball.

Shared on Weekend Cooking where anyone can share a food related Post. 

Disclaimer: Although I received a copy of this book from the authors for review, all the thoughts are my own in this honest review.  


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  3. Keep on working, great job!

  4. From the listed ingredients, I know I would LOVE these too. The book seems like a keeper.

  5. I have to say I love the cover and the way the designers picked up on the authors' shirts! They do look fit and healthy, with realistic bodies. I love books with charts and worksheets, I'm going to have to see if my library has a copy. Oh and that recipe -- love having healthy snacks in the house.

  6. The recipe sounds good, and so does the book. I'll see if my library has it.

  7. Wow, she definitely doesn’t look as if she is in her mid sixties! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and the recipe

  8. This would be motivational for me trying to lose weight. It’s been so hot, hard to get out and walk. Love the healthy snacks and I agree with BFR, the cover & shirts are great

  9. As I am their target audience, I'm going to check this out.

  10. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,450. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen


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