One of the top questions I get from clients is what can I eat on the go?! If you lead a busy life and need to fuel up on the run...k which obviously I don't recommend, sit down and enjoy your food darn it! But if you do need to get crackin', these energy balls are great!
Also, hello mood boost! Cacao and hemp hearts are a great source of magnesium, a very calming mineral that you've probably heard me drone on about by now. But it's needed for GABA production, your brain's relaxing neurotransmitter. Cacao is also rich in antioxidants and fibre!
4 ingredients and 10 minutes. It's. That. Simple.
1 cup dates
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1/4 cup hemp hearts*
zest from 1 orange**
1. Place dates in a food processor. If dates are hard and have been sitting out then soak in boiled water for 10 minutes to soften, then drain. Pulse the dates for 30 seconds until they turn into a paste.
2. Add in cacao, hemp hearts, and zest from the orange. Pulse for another 30 seconds until all mixed together.
3. Using your palms, form into small balls. Will make 6 large balls or 12 smaller ones. Feel free to top with more orange zest or sprinkle with hemp hearts.
*I use Manitoba Harvest brand hemp hearts #hugefan.
**You can use a grater to zest the outside of an orange. I suggest buying organic since you're using the peel.