ROASTED ALMOND & COCONUT COCAO ENERGY BALLS

It’s TREAT TIME!

Although, I should probably rephrase; It’s GUILT FREE TREAT TIME!

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If you’re anything like myself, and 90% of the rest of the world when it comes to the love you might have for chocolate, then you should totally try this recipe, especially if you’re on the health waggon and like to keep your calorie intake on the down low (literally).

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 20 pitted medjool dates
  • 3 table spoons of cocao powder (I used Cadbury cocoa powder)
  • 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • 50g grated 80% dark chocolate (I used Lindt)
  • 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons water

WHAT TO DO:

Before we get started, preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Lay your cup of almonds out on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes, once your oven is ready.

After your almonds have been roasted, place in a blender/ NutriBullet and blits until you appear to have almond flour. Pour flour into a mixing bowl.

Place medjool dates in your blender and blend with 2 tablespoons water. Add the remaining ingredients and blitz. Scoop your mixture into the mixing bowl with the almond flour. Melt the coconut oil and add to the mixture. Mix and fold by hand to make a beautiful chunky mix of chocolatey goodness! The consistency should be thick.

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Grab about a tablespoon (rough amount) of the mixture, squeeze the mixture tightly before rolling into a ball.  You should have enough to make about 20 energy balls. Once you have used all the mixture, refrigerate for an hour to all the balls to set.

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And it’s THAT EASY! All that’s left to do is serve and enjoy!

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

xxx

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HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE OATS

Hello all you Magnificent Maggies!!!

Pondering upon the same thought as me?? Chocolate in one’s breakfast? Why YES, young las, that IS CORRECT!!

Take a read below and let your Groovy Gretel do the cooking this morning. Starting your day off with chocolaty goodness is bound to set you up for the best one yet.

Chocolate Oats Ingredients

Chocolate Oats Ingredients

The below Ingredients are fit for one Hungry Heidie.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 a cup of raw rolled oats
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of Cocoa
  • A handful of Beautiful Blueberries
  • 1 Boisterous Banana
  • A tablespoon of honey
  • A shot of coconut cream

Cooking Steps:

This is such a quick and easy brekkie to make, and that’s why I love it.  Pop your ½ a cup of raw rolled oats and 1 cup of water into the microwave for 2 minutes.

After that, mix your 1 ½ teaspoons of Cocoa into your bowl of oats that is no longer rolled, but ofcourse cooked!!! Mix your tablespoon of honey into this moment of beauty and stir like a Speedy Gonzales.

Once that is done and mixed to perfection, cut your Boisterous Banana into pieces and add to your mixture. Add your handful of Beautiful Blueberries and shot of coconut cream.

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Handful of Beautiful Blueberrries, chopped Boisterous Banana and a shot of coconut cream looking wonderfully dashing this morning!!!

And Vwaaalah, your very own creation!!

And there you have it, your very own HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE OATS. Super yummy and healthy. Enjoy your creation and have an extraordinary day, you Beautiful Betty!!!

Mycaila-Jade

XXX