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Chocolate Energy Orbs – the Perfect Gym Snack

Balls…
On a high from my lemon ball experience –
I had a go at making some more balled snacks.
These are denser –
packed with nuts, dried fruit, coconut and some raw cacao powder… because chocolate is awesome – and raw cacao is even more so!
It contains a MASS of antioxidants and magnesium – great for an after/before gym snack.
Make sure you try and use dried fruit that wasn’t preserved with sulphur dioxide – especially if you are an allergy sensitive person or asthmatic.
Sulphites are nasty buggers and your dried fruit tastes just as good without them… yes – organic, sulphite free dried apricots will be brown/black – but they taste the same… if not better 😉
If you do suffer from allergies or asthma?- read into sulphites and their reported effects on some people.
You may be surprised to find out the amount of food that actually contains them.

http://fedup.com.au/factsheets/additive-and-natural-chemical-factsheets/220-228-sulphite-preservatives

Chocolate Energy Orbs


Chocolate Energy Orbs
  • 1/2 cup whole, raw almonds with skin on (you can soak them overnight if you like)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (the more whole, the better = less oxidation)
  • 1/2 cup organic medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup sulphite free organic apricots
  • 1/4 cup organic goji berries
  • 2 tbs LSA
  • 2 tbs chia seeds (doesn’t matter what colour)
  • 2 tbs raw cacao powder
  • 3 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 or 2 tbs water – this depends how dry your mixture is after you process it
  • 1/8 cup desiccated coconut to roll orbs in

METHOD:

1. Place all ingredients, except the water and desiccated coconut, into a food processor. Pulse around 30 seconds, until everything starts to bind together. Add a tbs of water at a time – you want the mixture to start and form a big lump – moist enough to cling together but not too moist that it is soggy.

2. Take 1 heaped tbs at a time of mixture and roll with wet hands into a ball – then roll in desiccated coconut. Place on plate and put in fridge, once all rolled, to set for 30 minutes.

3. Store in a glass jar in fridge – or in freezer.

UPDATE!!!!  I added spirulina powder to my last batch of these – 1 heaped teaspoon – and they worked really well 🙂 Odd colour though… hehe! Hulk Balls perhaps 😉


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