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Cacao, Date & Coconut Bliss Balls

Cacao, Date & Coconut Bliss Balls

This is the trinity of divine: decadent cacao, sweet dates and crunchy coconut. And THEY’RE HEALTHY. Whip these bad boys up to impress your guests, or just treat yourself. These bliss balls also freeze really well, so you can make them advance and simply thaw when needed! We like to make a big batch every fortnight and just defrost a few each morning. Loaded with delicious Cacao Artesanos 100% pure cacao paste, these are the perfect pick-me up for when you need a wee energy boost.

Ingredients

  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup Cacao Artesanos 100% pure cacao paste
  • tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup extra shredded coconut for rolling

Method

Prep the dates by placing them in a bowl and covering with water. Stand for an hour, drain and remove the seeds.

Process the soaked dates, almond meal, shredded coconut, coconut oil, cacao paste and chia seeds until the mixture comes together. Transfer to a bowl and allow to stand for 20 minutes – this will allow the chia seeds to soften.

Place the coconut you set aside for rolling into a bowl.

Measure out 1 tablespoon of the mixture, (a level tablespoon), into balls. Roll the balls into the shredded coconut to coat. Hey presto!

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Banana & Cacao Smoothie

Banana & Cacao Smoothie

These smoothies are simply bang on – the classic taste of banana & chocolate, but just as Mother Nature intended! This recipe honestly couldn’t be easier – a quick and simple treat when you need a fast pick me up.

Ingredients

1 cup water
1 small banana
2 Tbsp cacao paste

Optional:
1 Tbsp of your favourite natural sweetener – we like to use agave syrup. How much sweetener you add can really depend on how ripe and sweet your banana is.
2 Tbsp almond butter
Dash of cinnamon
1 tsp maca powder – cacao tastes extra delicious when paired with maca powder, a taste sensation and superfood delight!

Method

Add ingredients to a blender and blend – hey presto!

Optional: Make your smoothie a chilled by adding a frozen banana and a handful of ice.