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.
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.
Recipe Compliments of:
Sandra Shields, Certified Health Coach