Monday, 19 September 2016

Meat Free Monday - Boosting Brownie Balls

You know when you're craving something sweet and indulgent however still wanting to fill your body with goodness and nutrients? Well what about a little energy bite that is the equivalent to a fudgey, delicious brownie? Well after so much request... I have great news... you're only 4 ingredients away from these amazing boosting brownie energy balls.

Energy bites are a brilliant healthy snack especially if you're on the go. If you've never made or tried energy bites then I beg of you give these a try...especially if you love brownies. Made from dates for sweetness, nuts for a good dose of healthy fats and fibre, cacao for the perfect amount of chocolate love and antioxidants. These little bites of joy will satisfy your sweet and choccy cravings while giving you a boost in nutrients, vitamins and minerals! Something that tastes 'naughty' but is still incredibly good for you. What could be better?

While being gluten & dairy free, no refined sugars, vegan and protein packed these little chocolatey bites are perfectly sweet & gooey and packed with insane flavour... oh and extremely addictive. They're the perfect little bites of health. I also added some coconut and cacao nibs to these which I have to admit made the perfect addition. The coconut added another layer or flavour while the cacao nibs added the perfect amount of crunch. 

So stop what you're doing and get these little chocolate beauties made, you wont regret it!!!

- 180g Medjool Dates (Pitted & chopped)
- 1 Cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup cacao/unsweetend coco powder
- 2 Tbsp coconut flour/ground almonds 
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup (optional) 
- Desiccated coconut/cacao nibs (optional for rolling in!)

Blitz your cashews in a food processor/high powdered blender until a flour forms. Add your dates. cacao, coconut flour and maple syrup until a sticky dough forms and all is blended together.

Once you have your mixture, use your hands to roll into balls. 

Roll in coconut and cacao nibs before storing in a container and placing the in freezer for 30 minutes. Store in the fridge or freezer.

Tuck in and enjoy! Oh and try not to eat them all at once...