Delicious and healthy Almond Butter-Cocoa Balls

Almond Butter Cacao Balls

I was almost in hibernation mode, spending my day under a warm woolen blanket, recovering from a flu, when I felt this urge to devour something sweet. Since, I don’t eat gluten which also means that I don’t keep cookies or any other sweets (except chocolate) in my house, I had no choice but to improvise. It had to be something which did not require baking.  This delicious treat is gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar free. Cocoa is a top source of antioxidants, contains an abundance of magnesium and zinc among others,  raw honey contains immune boosting and anti-viral properties, is super high in B vitamins and promotes sleep. Almonds are filled with minerals such as magnesium, copper, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and B vitamins, and hemp seeds are an excellent source of essential fatty acids.

So, here is my creation:

INGREDIENTS:

• 1/4 cup of organic almond butter

• 1/8 cup of cocoa powder

• 2 tablespoons of raw honey

• 2 tablespoons of crushed almonds

• 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds

• 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds

• 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract

• a dab of chili powder

• grated coconut flakes

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Put all the ingredients, except coconut flakes, into a bowl and mix with a fork until the mixture comes together and ball starts to form. You could use a food processor, however I decided to use a fork (trying to conserve energy).
  2. Take a spoonful, roll it in the palms of your hand in a ball shape and cover with coconut flakes. Set aside in tupperware container, or any other container to be stored in the fridge.

Enjoy it with a cup of tea.

Bon appetit !

 

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