Mountain of deliciousness. Clean eating does not have to be boring or without chocolate!
Before we headed out of town last Friday for our race weekend, I wanted to whip up a healthy treat for my girls to have on hand. These are totally dairy and gluten free. They are a twist on my classic energy balls/bites that I make. I also rolled these in organic unsweetened cocoa powder which added a complimentary bitter to sweet balance. Protein packed these are great for a post-workout snack or just a treat when you’re craving something chocolate. No guilt here! I store these in the fridge and love them cold. I make them bite-sized so you can pop them and go! Portable perfection. Ingredients:
1 2/3 cup of raw almonds
1 1/4 cups of Medjool dates, pitted – fresh and soft (if not soak in warm water for 10 minutes then drain well)
1 banana, peeled
1/4 cup of organic unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cups of vegan mini chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of cocoa nibs
1 teaspoon of vanilla paste or extract
Pinch of salt
Directions: Into your food processor you will add the almonds and pulse until a coarse meal is achieved. Then add the remaining ingredients. Pulse until a large dough ball forms. Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes until chilled then scoop out with a mini melon baller. Place on a platter. If you wish, roll in unsweetened cocoa powder, coconut flakes, chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips etc.
— Knead to Cook