Recipes

Genius Chocolate Balls

This great pre-yoga snack is packed with antioxidants to usher you into a zen state of mind while fueling you with energy.

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cupnut meal (finely ground almonds or other nuts) or tigernut flour
  • ¼ cup cacao powder (I like the flavor of pHresh Products cacao)
  • 2 dates, pitted and diced
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp salt

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks or freezer for three months.

Tips

  • 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.