| Jenné Claiborne | May 11, 2018 |
This blog post for Energizing Coco Date Balls was sponsored by MegaFood®. I’m one of their blogger ambassadors. All thoughts and opinions are my own 🙂. Don’t miss my video featuring this recipe, plus a couple more amazing food processor recipes.
Just as quickly as I fell in love with energy bars, I quit buying them. Their appeal is certainly in their simple ingredients, delicious taste, and convenience, but they also happen to be incredibly easy to make. For the last 6 or 7 years I’ve been making my own (and saving money in the process). If you have a food processor, then you can make your own delicious date balls too!
To make these Coco Date balls I blended caramelly dates with toasted pecans, raw cacao powder, and uplifting MegaFood® Daily Energy Nutrient Booster Powder™, then rolled them in chunky shreds of coconut. All of these ingredients help to boost your energy, and keep you full thanks to plenty of fiber.*
The MegaFood® Daily Energy Nutrient Booster Powder™ is an unsweetened blend of FoodState® B12, Chromium, beet root, eleuthero root, ashwaganda, bacopa, and green tea. You’re probably familiar with B12 for its important role in maintaining proper neurological functioning and healthy formation of red blood cells.* Chromium, on the other hand, is a mineral that we don’t hear much about. It supports the body’s metabolic processes by regulating blood sugar and helping insulin transport glucose into cells, which in turn, gives you a boost of energy!* Eleuthero, ashwaganda, and bacopa are all herbs that have been used for thousands of years to help the body cope with stress.* My favorite way to use the Nutrient Booster Powder is in date balls like these. They add a nice flavor to the balls, and certainly helps support my energy throughout the day without stimulants like sugar or caffeine.*
Energizing Coco Date Balls (With MegaFood Daily Energy)
If you are allergic to nuts, feel free to use seeds instead. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds work well in this recipe.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
- 10 pitted medjool dates
- ¾ cup toasted pecans (or other nuts)
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 2 tsp MegaFood® Daily Energy Nutrient Booster Powder™
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- Place the dates and nuts into the food processor and blend until the mix looks grainy and sticks together. Be careful not to over-process.
- Form the batter into balls, and then roll each into the shredded coconut (pressing to make sure it sticks onto the balls).
- Serve right away, or refrigerate to firm up. Keep them stored in the fridge.
Check out my other recipes using my other favorite MegaFood® Nutrient Booster Powders:
This recipe was originally posted on SweetPotatoSoul.com.