It’s sweet, it’s rich in superfood, it’s decadent and no baking required on top of all — it is here, the Cacao-Coco Energy Balls recipe.
These sweet energy balls are made of whole foods- uber rich in fiber and loaded with superfoods, that having just one or two are satisfying and surprisingly filling. Most energy bars you find on the market are loaded with sugar, preservatives, artificial colours and other toxic ingredients so I began experimenting with superfoods to aid my sweet tooth.
Pleased to find how simple it’s to whip up these guys, I began making batches to treat my clients and yoga students. Hit after hit – I thought it’s only fair to share them with you – my blog readers as well.
These are my thing lately. Hot summer days with sweets fillings minus the hot baking in the kitchen—- yes, yes, YES!
I find myself having one or two in between my teaching schedule as a quick pick-me-up or as a snack on a plane to keep me from munching on unhealthy airplane foods. My partner likes them before a run or workout to give him that extra boost of energy.
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup almond meal (I use the meal from Frothy Almond Milk recipe)
- 15 dates, soaked in hot water for 10 min
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- couple pinches of salt (I use himalaya salt)
- optional: 1 tsp of vanilla extract (I like the scent)
- 1/4 cup dried coconut flakes
- Remove dates from water separating dates and warm water.
- Add to blender or food processor: drained dates, chia seeds, almond meal, coconut oil, cacao powder, maca powder, salt, optional vanilla extract and 3 tbsp of water from soaking the dates.
- Blend or pulse all of the ingredients until they begin sticking together.
- Take desired amount of dough and roll them into little balls in your palm.
- Roll and cover these balls in dried coconut flakes.
- Spread them and chill in refrigerator or freezer. (They are best served chilled, I think.)
- Store them in airtight container for up to one week or serve and share with your loved ones.
makes about 13 – 15