Cacao

Energy Bliss Balls

A Naturally Sweet Recipe

Cacao Energy Bliss Balls

by | Nov 7, 2019 | Naturally Sweet, Recipe | 0 comments

Time

Prep: 5 Min

In-Fridge: 30 Min

Ready-To-Eat: 35 Min

Diet

Grain Free

Gluten Free

Vegetarian

Makes

12 Energy Bliss Balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – almonds
  • 1 cup – hazelnuts
  • 1 cup – medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp – cacao ~ I like giddy yoyo brand, you can also use carob instead as an option
  • 1 pinch – himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp – hemp oil
  • 1 tbsp – raw honey

Optional Powder Additives

  • 2 – 360’ capsules by Purica ~ for stress reducing support

Instructions

Step: 1

Put in almonds and hazelnuts in a food processor ~ I use a Hamilton Beach

Step: 2

Next once finely minced, add dates

Step: 3

Once minced with dates, add hemp oil, 2 x 360’ capsules, cacao and honey

Step: 4

Once minced, take out of food processor and roll in a ball in your hands

Step: 5

Place each energy bliss ball on parchment paper on a tray ~ give minimum 2″ of space between each ball

Step: 6

Place in refrigerator for 30 mins

Step: 7

Once it has been refrigerated: you can pack in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutritional Benefits

Cacao

High in antioxidants that fight free radical oxidation. Free radicals are unbalanced compounds created by cellular processes in the body. Antioxidants are the compounds that are believed to neutralize free radicals and protect the body from their damage.

Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts also contain a considerable amount of magnesium, which helps to regulate the balance of calcium and potassium and is crucial to blood pressure. They contain high levels of vitamin E, manganese, thiamine, folate, and fatty acids: a diet supplemented with hazelnuts can help keep your brain sharp and working at its best, making hazelnuts excellent brain food.

Hemp Oil

75 percent omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in a ratio of 3:1, considered to be the optimal nutrition ratio.  Hemp oil’s antibacterial properties inhibited the activity of various types of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus.  Various studies show its benefits to support beautiful skin via  the omega 3/6 ratio as well as its GLA properties.

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Nutritional Benefits

Turmeric

Turmeric comes from the Curcuma longa plant, which grows in India and other Southeast Asian countries. It is a member of the ginger family. The dried root of the Curcuma longa plant; distinctive yellow powder, giving it the name golden spice. It Provides strong anti-inflammatory antioxidants (carotenoids, flavonoids, lycopene, anthocyanin and polyphenols) that fight free radical damage. It aids in disease prevention, by reducing the risk for cardiovascular diseases, neurological conditions, depression and/or cancer. It supports gut health and therefore enhances the overall immune system. It provides “prebiotics” that help feed probiotics.It provides live microbial cultures, also called probiotic bacteria. Reducing pathogenic bacteria and microbes.

Banana

They are 76% water and are packed with vitamins such as vitamins C and B6 and minerals such as potassium, copper, and manganese. This high water/nutrient ratio makes them a great electrolyte food perfect for busy moms, workout enthusiasts, and people on the go. Bananas additionally contain high levels of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) which along with insulin helps to promote nutrient absorption and assimilation. Bananas support the natural acidophilus bacteria in the bowel which helps promote a healthy and functional digestive tract as well as keep the immune system healthy and strong. Bananas can prevent ulcers by strengthening the surface cells of the stomach lining which helps to create a thicker barrier against digestive acid and pepsin-the two main causes of ulcers. Bananas are also an excellent food for athletes as they can help replenish energy and revitalize the body instantly.

Coconut Cream

Coconut cream differs from coconut milk in that it contains less water and more coconut, so it has a thicker, richer texture. Its ratio is 1 part water to 4 parts coconut, while the milk's ratio is 1 part water to 1 part coconut. Is packed with vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 as well as iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. These vitamins and minerals are excellent for supporting beautiful glowing skin, thicker and longer hair and nails.

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Hi I am Evi, I love sweet stuff, anytime, except maybe right before bed;-)

I don’t think we need to feel guilty or ashamed of enjoying the sweet stuff! Life has its obstacles, challenges, pain, sweat, tears, and fear; I don’t think there needs to be ANY negative connotation to the naturally sweet stuff. I think spirit/energy/universal love/god made it for pleasure. OurOm2hands stands on “holistic, sustainable, abundant intentions and actions.” THE food we make, and enjoy alone or with people we loved is meant to bring love. I want it to holistically heal and nurture you. Sustainable because it is easy to maintain and it sustains a beautiful life in you, and from the ingredients you choose that help keep the earth alive via seed, to soil. That interconnection of us and the earth is so important and what ingredients we choose helps keep it alive or not, just like the ingredients we choose for our own bodies. Abundance here with these recipes because life is meant to be celebrated, to expand the joy so more joy will grow and spread far and wide.  We are what we eat, they say, so the more love the more joy going into the food and how we eat is important and part of the holistic aspect too. You see the way the body/mind and spirit are interconnected, so too are holistic, sustainable and abundant intentions and actions 😉

On a physical level; I have shed weight over 10 lbs since I balanced my hypothyroidism. The more I ACTUALLY listened to my body/mind and spirit which DID NOT include deprivation; the more my body spoke and told me when I was full, the more my body said let’s go for a long walk, lets rest and let’s relax and watch or listen to something funny. For some of us it takes more time, or care depending on what is on our plates in our lives; with children, husbands, wives, or if we are alone; either way mustering up the courage to make a shift is the first step. I only want to inspire and bring a peace of love via these recipes.

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