Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Power Balls using CocoCardio

I tried making my power balls recipe with the addition of the 'Coco Cardio' I purchased at iHerb. The Coco Cardio is a dark cocoa powder with beet and hibiscus powder added to it. These are powerful antioxidants that help oxygenate the blood and provide you with added energy. I love this stuff. I tried it in hot water as a cocoa drink for a chocolately fix, but it goes very well in baked goods, as it completely masks any flavor from the beets (they have a sweet earthy flavor). Naturopath approved!

These powerballs are delicious, high in protein, grain-free, paleo-friendly and have a good dose of fiber and healthy fat. Great for a snack or post workout. These are wonderful for children.

1 cup raw almonds - blend in food processor, then add the following:
1 cup dates
1/2 cup coconut flakes
4 tbsp Coco Cardio
1/2 cup hemp hearts (you could also use a combo of chia and ground flax)

if the mixture doesn't stick together after processing, add a couple tablespoons of agave or honey

form into 1 inch balls and refrigerate or freeze!

Dr. Anna Falkowski HBSc, ND
Naturopathic Doctor, Clinic Director
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