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Chocolate Energy Orbs – the Perfect Gym Snack

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.

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


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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