When I say goodies, here is what is great about them: almonds are rich in vitamin E; an antioxidant that helps protect and repair the body, they also sustain lean muscle. Vanilla helps relax your nervous system, reduce inflammation and enhances mental performance. Cocoa; the real superhero, it is the highest known antioxidant. As well as being rich in mgnesium, iron, cooper manganese, riboflavin and essential micronutrients, it also makes you happier and smarter – bring on the cocoa thats what I say! Cinammon optimises insulin efficiency, regulating your sugar levels. It also boosts mental performance. Lastly, Carob; it is high in vitamin E and calcium, it aids digestion and lowers cholesterol as well as reduces the risk of lung cancer.
This will make 14 balls, you will need:
- 1 1/2 cups almonds
- 4 tbsp vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp carob powder
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 20 dates, pitted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp ground cinammon
- Zest and juice of 1/2 orange
Whizz up the almonds, protein powder, carob, cocao, orange zest and cinammon in a food processor until crumbly.