Go Nuts for Coconut Balls!

posted on February 22, 2014

Looking for something sweet but also so healthy?!?  Well, chew on these - Raw Coconut Energy Balls! Yummmm... For those of you with sensitivities, they are gluten free, dairy free and vegan (and for those of you without sensitivities, don't let that turn you off! I swear they are excellent!)

I discovered a similar recipe a few weeks ago and I have made them so often since, that I have changed the recipe to my liking.  Coconut, cocoa and almonds...the perfect treat to quench that sweet craving :)  Great for the whole family!

Ingredients (for approx 20 energy balls):

  • 2 cups gluten free oats
  • 1 cup organic shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup dry roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds (can use flax seeds)
  • 1 tbsp organic pure cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsps unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup organic agave
  • Optional - for an added energy kick - add 1 tsp maca root powder

Directions:

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well.

Add almond milk and mix.

Add agave syrup and warmed almond butter.

Mix ingredients together.

Create balls out of mixture by packing handfuls back and forth between your hands, until molded into tight balls (about 1 ½ inches in diameter).

Place ball into a storage container you can put in the freezer.

Repeat until all mixture is all used up.

Store in the freezer for 2-3 hours. Serve cold.

Enjoy!

If your hubby is like mine - these will be gone in no time!

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