Cacao Chia Energy Balls

Makes about 30 Cacao Chia Energy Balls


1 cup medjool dates soaked
½ cup almond butter
½ cup pumpkin seeds / sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of cashews (or nut of choice) chopped
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp cacao
1tsp vanilla
1tsp maple syrup
½ cup shredded coconut


1. Remove pit from dates. Soak dates in ½ cup water. Set aside!
2. Add pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cashews, cacao and coconut to food processor. Blend until chopped but still chunky. Remove and place in a bowl.
3. Add dates and water to the food processor. Blend until smooth.
4. Add almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla to dry ingredients. Mix with a spoon or spatula until combined. Chill for 20 minutes in the freezer.
5. Remove from freezer and roll into bite sized balls. Can be stored in the freezer.

Health Benefits

Dates:  High in natural fibre, so they have a limited impact on blood sugar.
Pumpkin Seed:  Great source of zinc to help heal the digestive tract and promote better overall digestion.
Chia Seeds:  Great source of fibre, protein, Omega 3, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, and manganese.

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