Vegan Coconut and Cocoa Energy balls 

Vegan coconut and cocoa energy balls 

The vegan world has totally changed my lifestyle, it has turned upside-down not only my personal diet, but every decision that concerns with the protection of the planet. In fact, being vegan means combining love for oneself with that for Nature and all living species.

The things we routinely do, such as wash our hair or using make up on our face, must begin with the awareness that it is important to use products with natural ingredients, that are environmentally friendly and cruelty-free.

During these days I came across an online shop that I find particularly interesting in Mimosa Natural Cosmetics that mainly sells vegan cosmetics made only with green ingredients: from face masks, shampoos, lipsticks to face foundations and so on. In short, there is a plenty of choice websites, even for people like me with very sensitive skin.

So, today, after I had a vegan regenerating face mask, I cooked these coconuts and cocoa balls. Let us cleanse ourselves both inside and outside with this fresh and healthy recipe!

The recipe

Ingredients for about 15 balls:

  • 4 table spoons agave syrup
  • 5 table spoons bitter cocoa powder
  • 140 g dates
  • 100 g cashews
  • 4 table spoons coconut flour (put aside some more)
  • A pinch of salt
  • A handful of goji berries
  • 1 tea spoon almond flour
  • 12 baked almonds

Method:

  1. In a mixer blend dates and some goji berries to form a creamy paste.
  2. Add cashews, almond flour, cocoa powder and minced nuts.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons coconut flour, 4 table spoons agave syrup and a pinch of salt. Then, mix everything together with a spoon until you form a smooth and homogeneous mixture.
  4. Form about 12 balls with your hands and add a toasted almond in the middle of them.
  5. Roll the balls in a little coconut flour in order to cover their surface completely.
  6. Let them rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour, then serve them.

My advices:

  • You can eat coconut balls fresh, but if you prefer you can store them in the fridge for about one week.
  • If you want a totally sweet raw food do not toast almonds.
  • If you prefer, avoid goji berries.

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