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18 June, 2015

Date, Almond and Cacao Power Balls

Posted in : Food, Recipes on by : Reema Tags: , , ,

I’m back!! It’s been a crazy few months and it is hard to believe that my last blog post was back in March. Seriously. Where does the time go?

Unfortunately, my blog always takes the hit when life gets chaotic. This needs to change. I started writing this blog as a way to find my own little creative space where I could share my love for good food. It has always been a retreat from the madness of life as a working mum. I miss blogging!

It’s time to swing back in to action and I’m starting off nice and easy with a recipe I promised to share a long time ago!

One of my resolutions for 2015 was to adopt a healthier lifestyle and I had my work cut out for me – the chocolate and sugar addiction needed to end. I discovered the fabulous Deliciously Ella cookbook earlier in the year along with the joys of cacao. The benefits provided by cacao are immense – it is essentially pure chocolate before it gets heated, processed and stripped of all nutrition. Read more about the benefits here: https://iquitsugar.com/raw-cacao-vs-cocoa-whats-the-difference/

In this recipe, cacao powder is mixed with dates, almonds and organic virgin coconut oil to make these bite sized, guilt free dessert to enjoy after meals or as a healthy snack.

These delicious date, almond and cacao balls have literally murdered my chocolate indulgences after meals and I now make a fresh batch weekly to power me through.

Date, Almond and Cacao Power Balls

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Ingredients

1 cup almonds

1 cup pitted dates

1/3 cup raw organic cacao powder

2 tablespoons, coconut oil

Method

  1. Soak the dates for a few minutes in a bit of hot water to soften.
  2. Mix the almonds, cacao and coconut oil in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Add in the dates along with a tablespoon of the water they were soaking in and blend well.
  4. Let mixture sit in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  5. Take out and start rolling into bite sized balls.

Store in the fridge and enjoy the guilt-free treat(s) as and when the craving strikes! They are addictive.

 

 

 

 

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