Raw Choc Paleo Christmas Balls!

 

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So you to can have your choc balls and eat them too..

These gems are like Powerball’s, full of protein and MCT (medium chain triglycerides) from the coconut oil, which is super great to help your body use fat as an energy source as it tells the body its ok to release fat and not store it.  It’s also awesome for you immune system and great for you skin…

Perfect after a work out or night time snack before bed as there is no ‘instant sugar’ so you body will continue to burn fat over night.  A much better option than smashing through a entire pack of chocolate Tim-Tams Mr. Hockaday! (reference to a friend who is slowly changing his eating habits and adapting to the paleo style extremely well!)

Ingredients;

  • 3 heaped tablespoons of Coconut oil or butter
  • 3 tbs raw cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup almond or flaxseed meal – or any other nuts/seeds ground or chopped up
  • 3 tbs Chia seeds
  • Stevia, honey or rice malt syrup to sweeten.  If using honey/rice malt you only need about  1-2 tbs.  (NB rice malt doesn’t contain any fructose so it won’t impact your blood sugar like honey will)
  • You can add dried fruit i.e. cherries/goji berries if you want.  Moulding the mix around a cherry would be nice.
  • Optional; 1 scoop of green powder and/or protein powder.   I find that if i use a raw protein powered it adds a nice sweetness.
  • Adding a few drops of peppermint essence makes it a bit more christmassy!

Add all ingredients in together and mix well so all dry ingredients are coated with the oil – depending on the temp in your house the oil may need to be pre-melted to mix best.

The mixture should look like the classic ‘rum ball’ mix.  If its too dry add more coconut oil. Roll in to a ball shape.

Top with a few large coconut shavings or macadamia nuts (see above)

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Set in fridge or freezer. (love the retro plate)

If you time poor, I often just press the mix into a ice cube tray.  Pop the tray into the freezer for 15min.  They should just pop out into perfect cube shapes!

I wrap them in cling wrap and store them in the freezer, that way i have a easy on the go snack that will defrost by morning tea time.  Please note that coconut oil melts easily and in warmer weather they can lose their solid shape.

They are like Powerball’s, full of protein and MCT (medium chain triglycerides) from the coconut oil, which is super great to help your body use fat as an energy source as it tells the body its ok to release fat and not store it.  It’s also awesome for you immune system and great for you skin…

Perfect after a work out or night time snack before bed as there is no ‘instant sugar’ so you body will continue to burn fat over night rather than carbs.

I’ve been making these in big batches so I can bring them to various christmas parties and dinners to have after the meal.  That way I enjoy something ‘sweet’ and not feel like I’m missing out.  And I find that the other guests really enjoy them and always end up asking after the recipe… so my friends here you go!

Elissa x

 

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About elissakerpen

HI all. I have a Bachelor Degree in Health Science specialising in Nutritional Medicine so Im a qualified Nutritionist and Food Coach. I am also a qualified Fitness Therapist and Masseuse. I have worked in the wellness and health industry for over 13 years - and I love it. But what gets me really excited in talking food - the healthy kind - and sometimes the treats. But now I work as a Food Coach helping people banish their own food myths and ideas around various diets and how they came to be where they are with their health. Im here to help anyone wanting more information on wholefoods and their truth! Hope you'll enjoy my posts. Please share it if you think someone else might benefit Elissa x

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