These delicious little breakfast bites offer just that: a tasty burst of protein, satisfying fats and a dash of natural fiber in just one chomp. Make them ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator if you know your week is going to be a hectic one. Pop a few in your mouth on your way out the door and you will be good to go!
1 cup soaked raw cashews
1/2 cup soaked raw walnuts
6 dates, pitted
2 tablespoons cold pressed coconut oil
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 tablespoons coconut flakes (additional coconut flakes for garnish)
2 tablespoons whole chia seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ tsp natural vanilla or ¼ tsp natural almond flavoring
3 drops liquid Stevia (optional)
1 tablespoon Carob powder (or Cacao powder)
Handful of carob or dark chocolate chips (okay, maybe not for breakfast…)
Add dates to a food processor or high power blender, and pulverize into a paste. Add coconut flour, your choice of nuts (soaked for one hour, rinsed and drained well), and drizzle in melted coconut oil. Blend until nuts are just about smooth and oil is well combined. Add remaining ingredients and process until combined. Remove by the tablespoon and shape nut mix into a ball. Roll through coconut flakes to cover. Eat immediately or toss onto a sheet of parchment paper to keep in the refrigerator for later.
Note: if the food processor you are using introduces a lot of heat or you are making this recipe in a warm environment, you may need refrigerate the nut mix prior to shaping so as to prevent a melty mess on your counter top. This and other delicious recipes are found at http://blog.radiantlifecatalog.com/?Tag=Recipes