Chocolate Bliss Balls
You know the day when you’re going nonstop and you just need a little snack? Or the day you’re hiking 10 miles and you need some protein and quick energy? Or just maybe the day when you need a damn piece of chocolate or else you’re totally going to go nuts?
You guys, I got you.
Make these raw cacao bliss balls and bring them into your life; they are your cure for all. Whether you need a pick me up, quick energy, a mood boost, or just chocolate – these bliss balls were meant for that very occasion.
No to mention they are so delicious and just so delightful. They taste like fudgy, rich, truffles and absolutely nothing like health food.
If I haven’t convinced you yet, here are five reasons why you need to keep bliss balls in your fridge at all times:
1. They contain almonds & almond butter. Almonds have lots of magnesium, which plays a big role in the development of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps us feel happy, blissful, and bold.
2. Chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, which may help fight against feelings of depression and fatigue in the body. Hello happiness!
3. Cacao powder is rich in zinc, which is found in nearly every cell in our bodies and vital in supporting a healthy immune system. A lack of zinc can cause feelings of depression. Cacao also contains tryptophan, an essential amino acid required to produce serotonin. Which, as already noted, helps elevate your mood.
4. Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain-triglycerides (MCT’s). These fatty acids go straight from your liver to your digestive tract, and are metabolized right away. This gives your body a quick boost of energy.
5. Every single person that I have ever fed these to absolutely loves them. So obviously, you will too.
Get ball making!
Chocolate Bliss Balls
Makes 16 little bliss balls
1 cup medjool dates, pits removed
½ cup pecans
¼ cup almonds
1 T chia seeds
3 T raw cacao powder
1 T coconut oil
1 tsp almond butter
Combine all ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until ingredients form a thick paste. Using your hands, grab about a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a little ball. Roll into chopped nuts or coconut flakes, if desired.
Store in the freezer or refrigerator.