Updated: Sep 14, 2018
Looking for a guilt-free chocolate treat? Whether you need an afternoon pick-me-up, are an avid snacker, or have a seemingly insatiable sweet tooth, these superfood cacao energy balls may very well be what’s been missing in your life.
This recipe is:
Easy to make
Packed with antioxidants
Full of healthy fats
Mood & energy boosting
Perfect as a snack and/or dessert
Here’s a quick run down what makes these superfoods, well, super *wink.*
Cacao is a good source of iron, calcium, and magnesium, and it contains more antioxidants than blueberries. It’s also contains a notable source of theobromine, a bitter alkaloid, which has a very similar molecular component and effect as caffeine.
Camu Camu and Baobab are both high in Vitamin C, so they both aid in boosting energy levels. Dates are high in fiber which helps with digestion, are full of disease-fighting antioxidants, and are great natural sweeteners.
Enough chit chatting. Let’s make these delicious chocolate orbs.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Spoon or whisk
Blender or food processor
¼ cup of Sun Potion’s Cacao Bliss Alchemy Blend (https://amzn.to/2w6f7z1 )
¾ cup of 100% cacao powder https://amzn.to/2PrfjAX
½ cup of coconut oil ( https://amzn.to/2PHOhW4 )
10 medjoolmenjool dates (pitted)
Unsweetened coconut flakes https://amzn.to/2N1Nb5r
(Optional) 1 tbsp Tablespoon Camu Camu powder https://amzn.to/2PoUshq
(Optional) 1 tbsp Tablespoon of Organic Baobab powder (link) https://amzn.to/2wbUctq
(Optional) Maple syrup to taste
In a large bowl, lightly mixcombine Sun Potion’s cacao blend, 100% cacao powder, camu camu powder, and baobab powder.
Pour in coconut oil and stir until there are no more chunks. If the mixture is too watery, add more cacao powder; if the mixture is too thick, add more coconut oil. Set aside.
2. Blend or process dates until the consistency becomes sticky, thick, and paste-like..
3. Add dates into the cacao mixture and stir until combined.
4. Add a handful of unsweetened coconut flakes into the mixture and stir until coconut flakes are completely coated.
5. Use your hands to roll mixture into bite-sized spheres.
6. (Optional) Roll cacao balls in coconut shreds to make them look like ferrero rocher *drool.*
Transfer the cacao balls onto a plate.
7. Enjoy now, or store in the fridge to munch on the next day!
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