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Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls

Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls

Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls

 

These little Energy Balls are a great way to bust a craving, with benefits! The raw cacao busts an intense chocolate craving, which can actually be your body’s way of telling you it is deficient in magnesium. Raw Cacao is rich in it! The almond butter contains protein and healthy fat, walnuts contain brain boosting Omega 3’s, tart cherries are anti-inflammatory, the honey is a natural form of sweetness, and the sea salt gives our bodies trace minerals it needs. Just one of these a day can really help reduce cravings for sweets, or why not replace these with other sweets you might reach for that don’t contain clean, health promoting, ingredients? Here’s the easy recipe! They are delicious to serve at a holiday party as a truffle.

 

Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls

 

Ingredients:

1 Cup Almond Butter, no added sugar  (I Used Artisana Brand)

1/3 Cup Raw Cacao Powder

1/3 Cup Dried Tart Cherries with no Added Sugar

1/4 Cup Raw Honey

1/8 Teaspoon Almond Extract

1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt

3/4 Cup Raw Walnuts, Coarsely Chopped

 

Directions: In a food processor, or vigorously with a fork in a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the chopped walnuts. Form the mixture into 34 balls, and roll in chopped walnuts. Refrigerate in a sealed container, or if you like them firmer you can freeze them.

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Peppermint Mocha Syrup

Peppermint Mocha Syrup

Peppermint Mocha Syrup

This recipe is for the Peppermint Mocha lovers in my life! My husband, Doug, uses it in his coffee, and my daughters like to add some to steamed almond milk for a Peppermint Hot Cocoa. They also put it on top of coconut milk ice cream! I put it out after a birthday dinner I had recently for my sister-in-law when I served the coffee, and it created a buzz! I sent a jar home with Jenni tied with red and white ribbon. It makes a very nice homemade gift or a hostess gift! It is so delicious! It is sweetened with honey, and I use raw cocoa powder and gelatin in the recipe for body and added nutritional benefits. So, if you are going to have a treat, no need to feel guilty. For my SCD friends, the cocoa powder is not allowed on the SCD Diet. It is good also if the cocoa powder is omitted if you are a peppermint lover and would like a Peppermint Syrup. There are health benefits to raw cocoa such as  flavonoid antioxidants. You can read more about the benefits of raw cocoa from ChocChick here. This is super easy to make!

Peppermint Mocha Syrup

Peppermint Mocha Syrup

Peppermint Mocha Syrup

3/4 Cup Clear Honey

1 Cup Full Fat Coconut Milk (No Additives – See In My Pantry for Brands)

2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

1/2 Cup Raw Cocoa Powder

Pinch of Himalayan Pink or Sea Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract (I use Flavorganics)

1/4 Cup Great Lakes Gelatin Green Label

Blend all the ingredients in a blender. Store in a pretty glass container. That’s it! Super easy and delicious!

Peppermint Mocha Syrup

Peppermint Mocha Syrup

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

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