Healthy snacks - Chocolate and coconut bliss balls

I'm all for snacking - it helps reduce those blood sugar dips which can make you feel irritable. By stabilising your blood sugar snacking can maintain focus and concentration.   Many people avoid snacking because they worry it will cause weight gain but people who snack within reason are likely to eat less at mealtimes.

These healthy snacks have the goodness of coconut.  Please see 'Coconut-An anti-aging wonder food'- Dates provide sweetness and almond butter provides healthy fats which lower cholesterol and so help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. For the for the benefits of cacao please see 'Surprising superfood -Chocolate'-  

Simple to make too!

Chocolate and coconut bliss balls
Makes 15

12 Medjool dates 
60g coarsely grated coconut + extra finely grated for coating (if using)
3 tbsp almond butter
3 tbsp cacao

Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly.  Roll into balls between your hands and if you wish roll them in extra grated coconut.  They will keep in the fridge until ready to eat (Hint- these taste even better next day!)

Stay healthy 
Janet x

Recipe Copyright © 2016 40plusandalliswell

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