A Healthy Recipe from Sting's Chef Joe Sponzo

A yummy treat from Sting's Chef!

Chef Jeff

What do celebrities eat at holiday parties? We asked alignyo contributor, Joe Sponzo for the inside track. As Sting and Trudie Styler’s personal chef for over 15 years, he’s helped the couple celebrate the season with festive and healthy recipes. Make Joe’s vegan and macrobiotic Sticky Brown Rice Balls, a dish he served at Sting and Trudie’s last party. Every bite you take, every ball you make - will be a hit. Grab the recipe below.

Have a ball at your next holiday party:

Balance it out

Joe says it’s important to balance out the sugary desserts and heavy protein meals of the holidays with more alkaline foods. “The last gathering at Sting and Trudie’s home was for 35 people and I served 15 different small plates. It was balanced with acid and alkaline foods so guests had a beaming evening and an energetic morning.”

A sticky situation

Joe says if you snack on these brown rice balls throughout the day, you’ll eliminate sugar cravings and have long-lasting energy.

Sticky Brown Rice Balls with Tahini Dressing

  • 2 cups cooked short grain brown rice
  • 2 umeboshi plums OR
  • ½ avocado OR
  • Cooked leftover vegetables, minced (steamed sweet potatoes highly recommended)
  • 2 sheets of nori
  • 2 tsp. toasted brown and black sesame seeds (Gomasio)
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