Friday, May 20, 2011

Date, walnut and raw cacao protein balls

These little balls of magic I created for my very special client Scott I have been cooking for Scott and his gorgeous partner Raelene for a month.

One of the main nutritional ingredients in this recipe is for brain health and the its walnuts. If you look closely at the walnut you will notice it actually looks like a brain, they are rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin e and also a good source of manganese and copper.

Raw cacao is also rich in minerals and there are studies linking it to increased memory and healthy brain function

These balls are so yummy and this recipe is very simple. Great as a snack to help you power on in the day.

1 cup fresh dates (take seeds out)
1/4 cup raw cacao ( I use loving earth)
1/2 cup organic shredded coconut to roll mixture in
1 cup raw walnuts
Organic coconut oil (optional)

Throw all these ingredients in to a food processor and whizz until mixture is like a dough then roll into small balls, roll in the shredded in coconut and keep in the fridge.

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