Almond and raw cacao energy ball

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time --
Servings 15 balls
There's nothing easier to slip into a lunch box than a few of these mega-healthy energy balls. Super easy to prepare, every single ingredient in them is a nutritional powerhouse! That includes raw cacao powder, an ingredient that we don't spotlight often enough. Cacao powder is the product of fermentation and drying of cacao beans, which come from the fruits of the cacao tree. When we refer to "raw" cacao powder, it's because they're never exposed to temperatures higher than 42°C, which means that they're seven times richer in antioxidants than roasted cacao. Raw cacao powder is also high in minerals, vitamins, and essential amino acids. Did you know that it contains anandamide, a neurotransmitter sometimes referred to as 'the bliss molecule', which blocks sensations of stress and anxiety and promotes well-being. It's the only food that contains it, so get a bite of the bliss for yourself with these delicious energy balls!
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How it's made

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a food processor, pulse the almonds so that they're broken into small pieces, but stop before they become a fine powder. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix for several seconds until everything is blended.
  2. Roll into balls with your hands (dampen them so the ball don't stick), and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. If desired, you can roll each ball in some grated coconut or coarsely chopped nuts. The energy balls will keep in the freezer for several weeks, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Emilie Gaillet
Recipe By

Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.

Reviews

Easy and tasty Written By: Elaine
Super easy to make and it holds its shape out of the fridge. Love the crunch from cacao nibs.
nutrition Written By: julie
Another terrific recipe. Could we please have nutritional analysis?

Thank you <3

PRANA edit: Hi Julie, thanks for your review! Unfortunately we don't have nutritional analyses of our recipe.