Decadent (But Healthy!) Chocolate Energy Balls
Sometimes we fancy a little mid-morning or mid-afternoon chocolate treat, but commercial sweets are loaded with refined sugar and lack anything even remotely resembling a nutrient.
These raw energy balls will satisfy your sweet tooth and deliver a powerful punch of vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats. Plus the active constituent of raw cacao, theobromine, will boost mental and cognitive performance – so you may want to have one at your desk!
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- 1 cup of almonds
- ½ cup of walnuts
- 1 cup of pitted medjool dates
- 1/3 cup cacao
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 Tbsp of water
- ¼ cup of shredded coconut
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
This is a ‘no-bake’ recipe, making them pretty easy to make:
- Grind the almonds into small chunks using a food processor.
- Add all the other ingredients except the chia seeds and blend.
- Once you have an even consistency, scrape out the processor and place the mixture on wax paper
- Shape into small balls and roll in a light coating of chia seeds
- Let them firm up in the fridge for an hour or so (and keep them stored in the fridge).
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