Pardon the name, but I honestly couldn’t think of a better one. Leave me a comment with suggestions please 🙂 These guys are healthy and they hit the spot when you’re looking for something sweet after a meal or as a little snack. We eat these almost everyday.
They are a great source of iron (2 tablespoons of cacao has 7% the daily recommended serving of iron), antioxidants, and immune building properties.
The nuts and seeds add fiber, zinc and heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
The recipe takes about 2 minutes to make so there’s no excuse not to give them a shot.
Yes, coconut has fat, but it’s good for you and it’s actually the kind of fat that helps you lose fat! A big diet mistake is avoiding fat. We need plenty of good fats in our diet. They are good for our brain, our skin, our immunity and more. If you don’t eat enough fats, you’ll end up eating empty calories somewhere else.
1 1/2 cups organic shredded coconut
1 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 Cup finely minced walnuts, pecans, and pumpkin seeds.
1/2 cup raw honey (you can use maple syrup or agave if you don’t eat honey)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine shredded coconut, cacao, and minced nuts and seeds, mix in the honey and oil, then the vanilla.
Form balls on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.