MACA ROOT ENERGY BALLS
Sooo I've been thinking about wanting to make something like these for a WHILE.
I have like a billion powders and superfoods in my cabinet so I've kind of figured that I have everything I need but it was just a matter of putting of everything together.
Of course I was wasting life the other day on Pinterest and I came across this recipe (plus all the popsicle recipes that I'm going to start working on today haha)...
So the recipe is super easy. I was stoked because I already had everything so I didn't even need to go to the store which is always a plus.
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 6 TBS organic coconut oil
- 2 TSP vanilla
- 3 TBS maca root powder
- 2 TBS Raw Cacao Powder
- 2 TBS Raw Honey
- 2 TBS Walnuts
There's so much goodness happening in this recipe it's insane. Okay, let's start with
Maca root is my go to. I put it in my coffee, my smoothies and now in this recipe. It is a superfood from peru that balances hormones.
I've had girls e-mail me and tell me that they had horrible acne breakouts after getting on birth control and after 2 weeks of using maca root their skin was totally clear! It also helps with periods, PLUS it's a natural energy booster which I LOVE!
Check out my Coffee Free Morning Energizing Drink here which is packed with maca root.
Cacao powder is a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant. It also has 40 times the amount of anti-oxidants as blueberries, it is the highest plant based source of iron and it is packed with magnesium which is like a natural stress reliever.
These are the two main ingredients in these little energizing snacks that I'm obsessed with but of course honey has it's own benefits and coconut oil is an excellent source of saturated fats (healthy fats) which increases healthy cholesterol.
WHAT TO DO:
- Blend everything together
- Roll into about 12 small balls
- Place on parchment paper
- Freeze for at least 1 hour before eating
- Store in the fridge in an air tight container!
I've been having one at a time as a little snack if I'm in a hurry or one at night when I get home from work if I have a sweet tooth.
ENJOY! & PLEASSSSE let me know if you have any other recipes ideas like this!