Chocolate and Coconut Energy Bites

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Had a lovely day in sunny Kingston visiting a friend yesterday. That was until Amelie screamed the whole car journey home. A journey that should have taken 1 hour 20 minutes took me 2 hours 30 minutes. I had to keep pulling up at the side of the road to settle her. Every time I settled her and continued driving the whole drama started again. At one point I thought we might as well set up camp at the side of the dual carriageway for the night. Then last night I saw every hour roll by with a baby that wouldn’t sleep *yawns and rubs eyes*. Think it’s going to be one of those days today, so I have made these healthy chocolate energy balls this morning. This is my ‘go to’ snack in an attempt to get me through the day.

Inspiration

When I used to work in London there was a very well known health food shop next to my gym and they used to sell these tasty protein balls, but at £1.80 for only one they are quite expensive. I never thought to make my own, until this morning. So here’s my own version. Packed with so many energy boosting ingredients.

1 cup Almonds

10 Dates

1 tablespoon Coconut Oil

2 tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder

2 tablespoon Chia Seeds

2 tablespoon Flaxseed

2 tablespoon Desiccated Coconut

1 tablespoon Maca Powder

So easy to make – literally throw everything in to the blender and blitz for a few minutes. Roll in to balls and put in the freezer for an hour. They can then stay in the fridge for you to eat as and when you wish (will last a few weeks but will probably be gone in a day).  These are so healthy for you – nothing but goodness in them. They will give you an energy boost without that horrible slump a little while later. Full of heart healthy fats such as omega 3, which will lower cholesterol, blood pressure and reduce heart disease. Full of vitamin E, iron, magnesium, zinc and antioxidants which will keep your skin, hair and nails glowing and healthy. Check out my ingredients page for the full health benefits, there are far too many to list here!

Go make them – and enjoy!

xx

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