Raw Chocolate Almond Vitality Balls

July 25, 2017homemade
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This snack is a true treasure, to the palate and the body!  The shredded coconut meat, along with the coconut oil, help the body access and use stored fats for energy.  It is also high in lauric acid, which helps bring balance to the intestinal flora.  The coconut and the almonds boost the protein profile, making this a snack that will satisfy your hunger and keep you energized for a while!   The bar is sweetened naturally with dates, and flavored with real vanilla and sea salt — all adding their contributions to flavor, but also bring an impressive list of minerals and micronutrients that your body will love.  This may become a favorite!

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbl Cacao Powder
  • 2 Tbl Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbl Almonds
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Meal
  • 1/4 Cup Medjool Dates
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut, shredded
  • 1/3 Tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/3 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 4 Tbl Water

Directions

  • 1)

    Coarsely chop some of the almonds and dates. Set aside.

  • 2)

    Combine all other ingredients into a food processor.

  • 3)

    Blend thoroughly, adding water to bind and create a smooth consistency.

  • 4)

    Remove from processor and add the coarsely chopped dates and almonds.

  • 5)

    Put this glob of ingredients onto a baking sheet or pie tin, pre-coated with coconut oil.

  • 6)

    Press the “dough” evenly to create a ¼-½ inch thick layer. (Alternatively, you can roll and form small amounts of “dough” into small 1” balls.)

  • 7)

    Put into fridge or freezer. Cut the layer into three pieces.

  • 8)

    TO SERVE: Ready to eat directly from the fridge or freezer! Tasty as is, or alongside some fruit! Delightful and sustaining!

5 Comments

  • Anna Rakoczy

    October 9, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I made these the other day and they were so delicious & satisfying! Check out my photos in our Facebook group:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154806700622595&set=pcb.1517328405028590&type=3&theater&ifg=1

  • Janice Suggs

    August 25, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Could I use almond flour in place of almond meal?

    1. homemade

      August 25, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Absolutely Janice! They are the same thing 🙂

  • Tammy

    September 19, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Does anyone have the carb count ?

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      September 19, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      Hi Tammy,
      Thanks for reaching out! We don’t actually track the calorie, fat or carb of our recipes. The reason is because tracking calories, carbs etc is not sustainable, easy – or fun! – for most people! And research shows that it does not lead to lasting results for over 99% of dieters. Instead, we teach our Members a new way of cooking & eating for Nourishment and Satisfaction, where you get to eat the foods you love, until you are satisfied – and discover a healthy eating lifestyle you never want to stop! This is what works for long term results, and our Members LOVE the freedom of never having to count another calorie or carb ever again. Our recipes are fast, easy to make, nourishing and naturally low in carbs, calories and sugar compared to most processed food or convenience food options. We’ve helped thousands of members to lose weight and manage or reverse conditions ranging from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many more. If you do need track nutrients for a specific medical condition, you can enter our ingredients into a tool like this: https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp. Hope this helps!

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