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Hemp, Cacao and Maca Superfood Amazeballs

I love to keep a stash of amaeballs in my fridge for a nutritious chocolatey treat that keeps me away from other sweet temptations.

Here is today’s experiment, which turned out delicious:

  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 8 pitted medjool dates
  • Handful of goji berries
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of desiccated coconut
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of Green Nutritionals’ Green Superfoods
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of hemp seeds (or protein powder)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of raw cacao
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of maca powder
  • Sprinkle of pink Himalayan sea salt to taste

Blend. Roll. Fridge. Eat!

Tip #1:

Don’t feel you need to blend until it turns into a paste. Chunky bits are a nice surprise!

If you have a powerful blender, you can throw everything in at once. However, for less powerful blenders it’s best to divide the ingredients up into textures and blend separately. Process the nuts and put them aside. Process the fruits and put that aside. Then process the powders. Then mix it all together by hand in a large mixing bowl, adding in the coconut oil to help moisten the mix to stick together.

Tip #2:

Lightly splash each ball with water before rolling in the coconut to finish. If the entire mix is too dry then add some water or extra melted coconut oil to the mixture to make it sticky — but not too much as you don’t want a soggy mixture. A little grit is good!

Tip #3:

This can easily become a creation of your own – it’s just a “little bit of this, little bit of that” recipe. Experiment by keeping the nuts and dates as the general base for texture, and add in whatever you like (or just happen to have in your kitchen) in terms of powders, seeds, nuts, dried fruits, etc.

LG x

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    inspiredhantz
    February 24, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Wow! Thanks. I love this.

  • Reply
    Matthew Parvis
    January 21, 2014 at 8:46 am

    How do they travel? Do they need to be refrigerated? They look pretty effing good.

    • Reply
      Lynn Gilmartin
      January 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Helloooo MP!! Thanks so much 🙂 They are best when firm straight out of the fridge, but I travel with them all the time – just keep them in a solid airtight box so they don’t squish.

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