Cacao Balls

This is a super healthy, super fun discovery. Not only are these fun to eat, but it gave me a reason to bust out my little food processor.  🙂

One of the best things about this treat, are the nutritional benefits:

*Hemp– is an excellent plant source of Omega’s 3, 6 & 9 ~ a complete protein w/ amino acids, iron, magnesium, zinc & potassium

*Cacao– is rich in antioxidants, high in dietary fiber, magnesium, iron and other essential minerals.

*Goji– “arguably the most potent superfoods known”; supporting the immune system, rich in Vit A,  antioxidants, 20 trace minerals. (FYI- ounce per ounce it contain more Vit C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots and more iron than spinach) !!

*Coconut oil– healthy, plant based & cholesterol free. Delicious & can be used topically for rejuvenating skin & hair.

*Maca– is praised for increasing stamina, booting libido, and combating fatigue. It also enables the body to regulate stress factors imposed on it.

Below are the stats and info ~ ENOJY!!

1/2 c shelled hemp seeds
1/2 c cacao nibs
1/4 c goji berries
1 tbls almond butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp raw honey
1 tbls coconut oil
1/2 tsp maca
1/2 tsp kosher sea salt
1/2 c unsweetened coconut
(optional: 1/2 tsp green stevia powder)

~Put all of the yummy ingredients (EXCEPT goji) into the food processor and blend.

~Now add the goji and blend again.

~Taste test! Once you’re all done blending and adding, use an ice cream scooper to form small cacao balls. Roll the balls in coconut. Keep refrigerated or in freezer.

~Use your best judgement. This is a playful recipe where you should add more or less of the things you like. You may need to add more sweet (honey) or more salt to your liking.

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