Cocao Carob Power Balls

Perfectly compacted with goodies, these little snack sized super heroes really pack the power and make you feel like killing it in the gym.

 
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. 

 Add the dates, vanilla extract and juice and whizz again until the mixture starts to come together.

 Form into 14 equal sized balls and roll in coating of choice. I have gone for an array of shredded coconut, cocoa, chia and goji berries.  

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