by Buffy Ellen
I love having a stash of these in the freezer at all times - perfect for afternoon tea or dessert, just pop out a few and pair with a peppermint tea. They're super healthy for you with a bunch of incredible superfoods, and will settle any sweet craving you might have in an instant. You can also add a few drops of peppermint oil to make a nice after dinner mint ball.
Plant based, made with wholefoods, vegan, sugar free, gluten free, and suitable if you're following a Paleo diet too; no one will say no to these if you bring them to the party. Soaking the nuts will remove the enzyme inhibitors and make it easier to digest all the nutrients in the nuts, but if you run out of time for this they'll still be awesome.
Makes 20 balls
*Always use certified organic ingredients whenever possible*
1 c raw nuts soaked & rinsed (check out info on soaking times here)1/3 c raw cacao powder1/3 c desiccated coconut1/2 tsp vanilla powder1 c medjoul dates (or regular dates soaked in hot water for 15 mins)2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
Optional Addins1 Tbsp chocolate brown rice/pea protein2 tsp mesquite1 tsp maca1 Tbsp chia seedsUp to 1 Tbsp yacon/coconut/agave/maple syrup
Raw cacao nibs, chia seeds, cacao powder, acai powder, maqui powder, desiccated coconut, or sesame seeds
Try them out! Let me know if you love them as much as I do.
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I'm Buffy, a food obsessed nutrition nerd, former financial research analyst and investment banker, and now - full time blogger, nutritionist and soon to be naturopath. I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my partner Tony, our two cats Zeus and Luna, and our cute-as-pie little girl Mila. Can't wait to share some healthy recipes with you! READ MORE HERE...
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