Saturday, June 21, 2014

Coco-Nut Balls Recipe

1/2c raw almonds
1/2c raw cashews
3/4c unsweetened, coconut flakes
7 dates (pitted)
1T coconut oil, melted
1-2T water

1. Food process almonds, cashews, coconut flakes, and dates.
2. Add coconut oil and 1-2T of water (depending on texture).
3. Roll into balls (will be sticky) and refrigerate.

This is one of those recipes where you can alter it to your taste buds (and pretty easily). It has a nutty-coconut flavor (a little strong). If you are not that big of a coconut fan, I would suggest dropping the flakes to about 1/4c. This will also cut back on some of the sugar. The dates give it a sweet taste; however, this is another ingredient you can cut back on if you are not the sweet tooth. Since the balls are a bit sticky, you can add in some extra nuts for some more healthy fats and protein (It will also help to firm it up). Hope you enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (Per serving of 2 balls)
Yield: 35-40 balls
Calories: 94
Fat: 5.5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Carbohydrates: 11g
Fiber: 1.4g
Sugar: 8g
Protein: 1.4g

**Calculated using sweetened coconut flakes. If using unsweetened flakes, calories/carbohydrate/sugar content will decrease.

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