Cacao is rich in flavonoids which support the heart and also reduce blood clots. It is rich in nitric oxide which relaxes the blood vessels.
10 dates (pitted)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp nut butter
Pinch of salt
2 tbsps. water
1 tsp vanilla extract
25g cacao powder
50g-100g almond flour
Blend the dates with the coconut oil into a paste. Add the cacao, nut butter, vanilla and salt then blend more to combine.
Then gradually add in the almond flour until the mixture becomes a sticky ball. Then use your hands to roll the mixture into balls. You can use cacao powder to prevent sticking.
You can also roll the balls into cacao powder to dust as a topping.
To firm up your balls you can add them to the freezer for 30 minutes or just eat as they are.
If you don’t like cacao as a topping you could use beetroot powder for pink balls, matcha powder for green, coconut or chopped nuts.
Izzy is a nutritional therapist, naturopath & herbalist. Her method is founded on understanding and treating the whole person – rather than their symptoms – with natural solutions backed by science. She has studied a wide range of healing traditions from functional medicine to Ayurveda and synthesises these concepts into her practice to meet the individual needs of her clients. Her approach combines science and biochemistry with an understanding of traditional naturopathic techniques to achieve optimum health and wellbeing through nutrition, lifestyle changes and herbal medicine. She is passionate about empowering people to take their health into their own hands and sharing her knowledge of the power of plants so that everyone can reclaim their health with a few small changes inspired by nature.