Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Chocolate Superfood Energy Balls


Happy Tuesday, I totally typed Monday there and had to backspacešŸ™ˆ Obviously it's one of those days. On the bright side there's only FIVE days until Christmas!! I'm excited for Christmas this year (I'm excited for it every year) but I do need to finish up some last minute shopping. This year I got to it and got stuff done early because I was not about to be one of those people in a shopping frenzy come December 23rd and 24th.

Anywho, this weekend was pretty laid back which was very much needed after weeks of craziness with my dad in the hospital. I finally got back into the kitchen and did some much needed meal prep. One of the goodies I whipped up was these delicious chocolate superfood energy balls. They're super easy to make and loaded with vitamins and nutrients, plus they're the perfect snack for on the go!

Chocolate Superfood Energy Balls
  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons nut butter of choice- peanut, almond, coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • OPTIONAL: pinch of turmeric
  • OPTIONAL: sprinkles (<-never optional)

In a food processor place all ingredients except the sprinkles (if using). Process until everything is coarsely ground and dough like.

Add sprinkles into food processor and pulse a few times to mix them into dough.

Use your hands and scoop out 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon of dough and roll into balls. If the dough is not sticking together gently squeeze to help bind everything together. 

Repeat until all dough is gone. Store energy balls in the refrigerator for optimal freshness. 

2 comments:

  1. If I don't have dates could I try raisins for these? :))

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    1. I haven't tried making them with raisins, but I'm not sure if raisins would work. Dates act as a binder to hold things together and I'm not sure if raisins would work the same way. If you try it let me know what happens because I'm curious!

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