Alright my friends!! You asked for it. Here is the recipe for these utterly delicious (not so) little powerhouse balls. These babies are packed with healthy fats, but low in sugar. You can completely alter the recipe to work for you and your dietary needs. These balls are legit, a new staple in my home. They are great to pop in mid morning, or before a work out. Do you ever get that late afternoon crash? Usually this is around the time you want to say screw it, I’m cheating and having a sweet treat. NO. Don’t do it. Instead, eat one of these suckers to curb your sweet tooth and hold you over until din din! These are also great for adding to a smoothie bowl. If you're super hungry, throw some almond butter on top of your ball for an extra protein punch! Ok, ok, here’s it is...
INGREDIENTS (makes 10-12 balls)
3 pitted medjool dates
1 cup coconut shreds (I used lightly sweetened)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup almond butter (the extra oily kind is best)
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup raw almonds
2 tbs cacao nibs (omit if you have a caffeine sensitivity)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp almond extract (optional, but man I love that extra almond flavah)
You can totally keep the above ingredients as is, BUT if you want to enrich these balls with collagen, PLEASE DO! I added 2 scoops of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. If you’re vegan, but you still want that extra love for hair, skin, nails and bone health, check out Anima Mundi’s Plant Based Collagen! Add 2 tbs of this into your ball mix!
Simply throw all these powerful ingredients into your food processor and let run until you have a pretty packable consistency. Roll your balls out. I made mine pretty large, because I want them to be more of a snack. If you prefer little bite size guys, go for it! You can pop the balls into your freezer and they will last for months! Or if you're like me and my husband, they will go pretty quickly, so just pop them into the fridge. I like to let mine harden a bit in the fridge first before eating them, but good luck not digging in before they get a chance to harden! Haha. Enjoy! Xoxo