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This was the very first recipe I made when I started The Earth Diet, and it has really stood the test of time (with a few updates, of course). This iteration appears in my newest book, Anxiety-Free with Food, and is a great pre-yoga snack packed with antioxidants to usher you into a zen state of mind while fueling you with energy. The chocolatey goodness in this recipe comes from cacao powder, the virgin chocolate bean full of healthy fats, stress-fighting polyphenols, and neuroprotective flavanols (another compound found in plants).
Makes 12 balls
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then roll the mixture into 1-inch balls with your hands. If dough sticks, add more nut meal; if too dry, add water.
- Store in the fridge for up to two weeks or freezer for three months.
- For added texture and nutrients, roll your finished chocolate balls in hemp seeds, shredded coconut, goji berries, or chopped walnut pieces.
- Cut back on sugar by substituting 2 tbsp of sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) for the honey.