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Chocolate Energy Balls (Hormone balancing)

Kcal

90k

Fat

5.5g

Carbs

13.5g

Protein

2.5g

Useful Information

Preparation Time –

5

Cooking Time –

10 mins

Difficulty –

Easy

Portions –

10

Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons each of
    2 types of seeds (sunflower/sesame
    or pumpkin/flax)
  • 1 Tablespoon maca powder
  • 2-3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3-4 Medjool dates (or 2
    Tablespoons honey/maple syrup)
    to sweeten
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil or
    sunflower oil if the mixture isn’t
    smooth already
  • Some more cocoa powder
    or desiccated coconut
    flakes to roll

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    Spoiler alert: this recipe is designed with female hormone health in mind. You can use the right type of seeds depending on where you are in the cycle. Pumpkin/flaxseed for the first half of the cycle and sunflower/sesame seeds for the second half of the cycle.
    These energy balls are a nutritious treat full of natural sugars, which should not cause any blood sugar imbalance but rather balance them out. Maca powder is energising.

    Chocolate energy balls

     

    Method

      • In a strong blender, blend together all seeds until you have achieved the consistency of a nut/seed butter.
      • Now, blend again with the cut-up Medjool dates added. If you feel it is not runny enough, now is a good time to add a little oil and blend again.
      • When you are happy with the consistency, add all other ingredients (minus honey/syrup unless you haven’t used the dates) and blend again.
      • Fill a plate with either cocoa powder or desiccated coconut flakes (or both!)
      • Having rolled the mixture into smooth balls between the palms of your hands, roll them gently in the cocoa/coconut flakes and set aside.
      • Ideally left to store in a sealed container in the fridge, these beauties last for 2-3 days easily.

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