If you like these as much as we do, you may want to plan a heavy workout before you make them! Since they are sweetened using dates, each ball has approximately 6g of sugar, making them perfect post-soccer snacks, but not something you would want to take to the couch as you pound back a 6-pack!
Speaking of sugar, I don’t know about you, but I would rather eat my treats any day than drink them. One can of soda has approximately 33g of sugar! I can’t even fathom how I used to drink that stuff regularly. It makes me cringe now. The next time you feel the need for a soda, try adding the juice of half a lemon and a tbsp of apple cider vinegar to a glass of Perrier. It’s the best invention ever. I’m pretty sure I learned about that drink from Food Matters, so props to them for that one!
Walnut Coconut Power Balls
- 2 cups walnuts
- 1 cup Medjool dates (about 12, pitted)
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Shredded coconut for covering.
Place walnuts in a food processor and pulse until fine.
Add the dates, almond flour, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and sea salt. Pulse until thoroughly combined.
Roll into golf ball sized balls and roll in shredded coconut.
Store in the fridge.