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1/2 cup soaked nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, or pistachios), 1/2 cup soaked seeds (pumpkin, sunflower), 1/4 cup almond butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1 cup soft pitted dates, 1 tsp vanilla extract, pinch of salt, 1/2 cup shredded coconut for rolling.
1. Soak the nuts and seeds overnight, rinse and drain them.
2. Place them in a food processor fitted with the S-blade and pulse until broken down in small pieces. Place the mixture into a bowl.
3. Cut the dates into pieces with a knife and place them in the food processor. Pulse the machine until the mixture forms a thick paste. Add a little water if needed.
4. Transfer them to the bowl. Combine with almond butter and melted coconut oil, add vanilla, a pinch of salt, and mix until all ingredients form a dough.
5. Refrigerate for 1 hour before shaping into balls and rolling them into the shredded coconut.
These healthy balls are easy and quick to make, you can whip them up anytime you have a sweet craving or need an energy boost. Made with healthy fats with nuts and seeds and healthy sugar with dates, they are an ideal snack before or after a workout. I like to sneak in a tablespoon or two of raw cacao nibs. You can shape the dough into balls or cut into bars. Make ahead of time and keep in fridge or freezer for an instant treat. Soaking the nuts and seeds overnight helps to remove enzyme inhibitors and enhances digestibility.
Gluten-free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian.
Alexandra Le Ny Health Coaching