recipe

Choco Energy Balls

So, here’s the thing. I’ve been on, what most call, a juice fast! I’m just drinking healthy juices for 60 days. Fun right?

I think so! Next week I’ll be posting some wonderful juice recipes. Today, however, is FAST FRIDAY!

Have I got a FAST recipe for you! In fact it took me longer to write this post than it did to make these! I always have these Choco Energy Balls on hand. I keep the fridge stocked with these puppies and they keep all week. Anytime anyone in the house needs something sweet and filling…they grab one or two of these bad boys. They also work really well for dessert…okay breakfast too.

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I’ve talked about the amazingness that is flaxseed…so we’re good there. The great thing about these energy balls is that they are packed with protein, which is useful post-workout to help your muscles rebuild and repair.

These also are a great grab and go snack if you find your blood sugar dipping throughout the day! Low in calories and sugar, these balls are the perfect snack to help you make it through your day…and they take about 10 minutes from start to finish!

 

Ingredients:

3/4 Cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds
3/4 Cup Raw Almonds
20 Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 Tsp Ground Flaxseed
1 Tbsp Honey

Instructions:

Soak Pumpkin Seeds and Almonds in 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes.

In a food processor, add seeds and almonds (including water), dates, cocoa, flaxseeds, and honey; process until it forms a firm dough, about 2 minutes.

Remove dough and form into bite size balls. I used a large Tbsp size ice cream scoop and rolled between moistened hands. If desired, roll in additional cocoa or coconut.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. These will last about 5 days in the fridge.

 

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