Coco Dough (AKA Fat Balls & Protein bites & Keto balls &...)

Coco Dough  (AKA Fat Balls & Protein bites & Keto balls &...)

"Fat balls" are all the rage these days. They used to be called protein bites and before that energy bites and nut balls and on and on ... In herbal school, we called them zoom balls and infuse them with tahini, honey and powdered herbs. I decided to bring it all together and change the name again because...well I'm just not into calling them fat balls. So there...

As an herbalist I make sure to get herbs into every meal, snack, drink, smoothie and of course my skincare! 

So you will find these include some powdered herbs for extra immune boosting power along with plenty of healthy fats to feed your brain, skin and body. You really can't mess these up. Mix it up and make it your own with different nuts, spices and herbs. You can also take the lazy way out and blend it in your food processor for a while and then pour into a pan to make a "nut fudge" and store in the fridge or freezer. 

 

Servings: Makes 12-15 balls

1 cup walnuts

1 cup dried coconut shreds

1 cup coconut butter

½ cup cashews

½ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

¼ cup almonds or almond butter

¼ cup coconut oil

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp maca powder

2 tsp reishi (dried, ground)

1 tsp astragalus (dried, ground)

2-3 pitted dates

½ tsp licorice powder

Other options: cacao nibs, cacao powder, ashwaganda, cardamom, eleuthero, bee pollen, ginger, chaga

Put everything into food processor and blend until it has a dough like consistency. Use a tablespoon to scoop out into balls on a pan/baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. If you over blend, the oils from the nuts will make it a little more wet which makes the balls more difficult to form. So you can add more dried coconut or pour it into a pan to make a "fudge" that you freeze and cut with a knife–also very good. Eat as is or allow to defrost for a few minutes if you are taking them out of the freezer. If you can’t wait that long!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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