Cocao Bliss Balls

Cocao Bliss Balls

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Say goodbye to sugary chocolate or carb-heavy cakes and instead keep a supply of these delicious, poppable treats on hand. Tasty and healthy? Yes, it's possible!

Overview

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep time: 90 mins
  • Cooking time: nil
  • Utensils: mixing bowl, 2 plates, baking paper
  • Storage: keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks
  • Suitability: vegan, low carb

Ingredients

1/2 cup macadamia butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
1-2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 cup almond meal
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup desiccated coconut, for rolling
1/4 cup chia seeds, for rolling

Instructions

  1. Place macadamia butter, coconut oil, honey and cacao in a bowl and mix until combined (you might need to melt the coconut oil in a warm water bath first).
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients (except coconut & chia) until combined.
  3. Place mix in fridge for 1-2 hours until firm.
  4. Mix & spread desiccated coconut and chia seeds on a large plate.
  5. Remove from the fridge and roll 1 generous teaspoon of the mixture into a ball with your hands. Roll in coconut & chia seeds and place on a lined plate. Continue with remaining mixture and coconut. Refrigerate again for at least 30 minutes or until firm.

Tips: instead of ground cardamon, try chili powder, orange zest or peppermint oil

Benefits

Raw cacao powder is the unprocessed cocoa bean. It is a rich source of magnesium and contains high levels of polyphenols that help to prevent degenerative diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

Chia seeds are high in fibre and also add an impressive dose of omega-3 (ALA) to any recipe.

Cinnamon has been shown in research to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. It has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve circulation, which could possibly relieve pain associated with poor circulation.

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