Coconut Chia Energy Balls


Prep Time

20 minutes

Prep Notes

Do you want a sweet treat with your morning coffee, in the late afternoon or before bedtime but don't want all of the processed sugars that will spike your blood sugar, mess with your hormones and leave you drained of energy? If that was a big fat "YES" then these coconut chia energy balls are exactly what you need! These are not only sweet, gooey and outrageously delicious but they're all-natural and totally healthy for you. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber AND protein to help keep you satisfied throughout the day while keeping your blood sugar in check. I'm in love with dates as they are packed with nutrition including almost 100% of your RDA of magnesium, an essential mineral many of us are sadly lacking, in just 2 dates. The chia seeds are chock full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids along with fiber and protein, as is the almond butter and raw cacao. Coconut oil, which as we are learning more and more is SOOOOO good for not only your skin but for weight management as well. These are perfect not only for you to have on hand at all times in case of a sweet craving, but these are sure to impress your guests at your next gathering. Enjoy!

Cooking Time

N/A

Yields

18-24 1-inch balls

Ingredients

20 pitted medjool dates

2 tbsp. coconut oil

2 tbsp. almond butter

1 cup almond meal

4 tbsp. raw cacao powder

2 tbsp. chia seeds

2-3 tbsp. cold filtered water

1/4 cup shredded coconut flakes


Directions

Place all ingredients in a food processor with 2-3 tbsp. cold filtered water and process for several minutes until a sticky dough forms. Form into 1-inch balls, roll in shredded coconut and place in airtight container in freezer for 30 minutes. When they are set into firm, chewy balls, you can either keep in the freezer or the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Eat and enjoy!

Credit

Inspired by Deliciously Ella