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Cherry Chocolate Almond Bliss Balls

June 7, 2018

Cherries. Chocolate. Almonds. Need I say more?!?

In all honesty, though, these scrumptious little no-bake energy bites make a great quick snack, dessert, or breakfast-on-the-go. They are packed with fibre, protein, healthy fats, disease-fighting antioxidants, and my favourite energizing adaptogen, maca.

Maca is a great superfood booster and its slightly earthy, butterscotch taste blends well with chocolate. In addition to providing extra vitamins and minerals, maca is recognized as a herbal “adaptogen”. This means it helps the body to regulate cortisol levels and deal with stress. Maca may actually help to relieve anxiety while boosting mood, energy, concentration, and even libido.

Cherry Chocolate Almond Bliss Balls

EASY | SERVES 12 BALLS (More or less depending on the desired size!)

Ingredients:

  •  1 cup raw almonds
  •  1 scoop natural protein powder OR 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds
  •  1-2 servings collagen peptides (omit for vegan)
  •  2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  •  2 Tbsp Organika Gelatinized Maca powder
  •  1 cup pitted Medjool dates (10-12 dates)
  •  1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  •  1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  •  A couple drops pure almond extract (optional)
  •  1/2 cup diced dried cherries
  •  1/4 cup raw cacao nibs

Directions:

  • Put almonds, protein powder or hemp seeds, collagen, cacao powder and maca into blender container. Blend until well-chopped.
  • Add the dates, coconut oil, vanilla and almond extract. Blend until a uniform paste is created, scraping the sides and bottom with a rubber spatula as needed.
  • Add the dried cherries and cacao nibs and pulse several times to mix or until desired texture is achieved (we like the nibs to provide a bit of a crunch).
  • Scrape mixture onto a plate or parchment paper. Roll into balls. Dust with cacao powder as desired.
  • Enjoy as-is or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for a week, or the freezer for up to 2 months.

Directions:

  • Put all of the ingredients except toppings in a bowl or divide among single-serving mason jar(s) and stir well to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for a minimum of 6 hours).
  • In the morning, stir, add toppings and enjoy!

Cherry Almond Overnight Proats can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

 

By: Dr. Tara Sunshine (@drtarasunshine)

Tara is an avid traveller, fitness enthusiast, and aspiring chef who endeavours to inspire others to experience the joy & richness of life.

Disclaimer

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