Perhaps you already have a recipe for these in your kitchen, but after many trials we officially rate these as the best tasting go-to chocolate treats! We’ve boosted the gut health factor and added in Probiotic Foods for Women. Unlike some other probiotics, the Probiotic Foods blends are shelf stable—making them perfect for adding to your favourite recipes. The bacteria inside is bound to its own food source (the prebiotic) which helps make them resilient to heat, freezing and even alcohol.
Why are they called ‘energy’ balls?
Because of the superfood, raw cacao. Raw cacao contains scientifically-proven ‘feel-good chemicals’ to influence your brain and body in a good way! Ancient civilisations drank raw cacao elixirs for strength and endurance and considered it more valuable than gold. Raw cacao is also the highest source of dietary magnesium on the planet. Magnesium is needed to optimise the oxygen in our bodies to boost energy and burn calories, plus to balance brain chemistry, boost bone health and regulate blood pressure. 7 out of 10 women are estimated to suffer magnesium deficiency, which can cause anxiety, fatigue and irritability.
You’ll love this recipe as it is:
- Organic—ingredients easily available for most items
- Gluten free
- Refined sugar free
- Dairy free
- Kid friendly!
- 2 cups almond meal (or LSA mix)
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 10 fresh dates
- 1/3 cup rice malt syrup
- 1/4 cup chia seeds or linseeds
- 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs (optional crunchy addition)
- 2 teaspoons of Probiotic Foods for Women
- extra shredded coconut, chopped freeze dried berries or finely chopped nuts for rolling
- Using your blender, food processor or similar, blitz together the dates, coconut, almond meal and raw cacao powder.
- Stir through the coconut oil, rice malt syrup, chia seeds or any extras.
- Roll the mix into inch sized balls, and then roll them in your desired topping.
- Freeze them for at least an hour before serving. Best kept in freezer or fridge depending on how firm you like them!
Inspired by an original recipe by Ange at The Gratitude Project.