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Maca Cacao Bliss Balls Via Balance With B

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Ever since Blair from Balance With B made these bites (adapted from Faring Well), I knew I had to make them. I honestly think the cacao dusted on the outside makes them even more desirable, don’t you??

As soon as I stocked up on sprouted almonds– almonds soaked in water for several hours to activate certain enzymes in the nut, which helps to enhance the nutritional value and allow for easier digestion– I was ready to bake. Or, cook. Okay, I was ready to use my food processor to hand-craft these delicious balls!

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After coming to the realization I needed to drastically change my intake of certain foods to avoid/improve my horrible stomach aches, I’ve opted for very low sugar, protein powder-free, superfood alternatives. Most bliss balls, energy bites and protein balls are made with loads of sugar coming from dates as #1, honey, maple syrup, sweetened cocoa powder and dried fruit. So, I’ve been coming up with all kinds of different ways to find alternatives. That’s why this Maca Cacao Bliss Ball recipe is so great! They truly taste like fudgy truffles albeit the use of many common sugar culprits.

Bliss Balls

Packing so many superfoods like hemp seeds, Maca powder, cacao powder, flaxseeds, and collagen peptides, these bites are sure to be an ideal power snack during the day. Try them below!!

 

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Maca Cacao Bliss Bites Via Balance With B
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Recipe type: Snacks
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Serves: 20-22 balls
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup sprouted almonds
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 5 tbsp homemade cacao superfood powder*
  • 1 tbsp maca powder
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins vanilla coconut water collagen peptides
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • few dashes of pink sea salt
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • *¼ cup cacao powder, 3 tbsp ground chia seeds, 3 tbsp mesquite powder, 3 tbsp cacao nibs, 3 tbsp hemp protein, 2 tbsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp maca powder. Store in mason jar at room temp.
Instructions
  1. Pulse the cashews and almonds in a food processor until a flour-like consistency forms, leaving some larger pieces if desired.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, excluding the almond milk and pulse. Once thoroughly combined, pour in almond milk and pulse until the mixture becomes a dough.
  3. Using your hands, roll the dough into smaller bite-sized balls. Option to roll in cacao powder (pour 2 tbsp cacao powder into a small dish or bowl and roll Maca Cacao Ball until completely covered.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to 7-10 days in the refrigerator.

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    luli
    January 18, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    These look amazing! I have to try them! 🙂

    • Reply
      Rachael Devaux
      January 21, 2017 at 4:18 am

      Thank you!!! 🙂

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    Meena
    January 27, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Look fab!! You’re So LIT!

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    meena arukala
    January 28, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Hello Rachael 🙂 Can you please suggest a replacement to mesquite powder? Thank you , you are such a good influence in my life, especially food and fitness. 🙂

    • Reply
      Rachael Devaux
      January 31, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      Hey girl! Thank you that truly means so much to me 🙂 You can simply disregard the mesquite powder if you don’t have!

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        meena arukala
        February 13, 2017 at 1:57 am

        no, thank you! 🙂
        #rootznutrition #kouzinifoods
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    Maddy McAlpine
    February 11, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    omg killin it per usual lady!! valentine’s day treats for sure 😉

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    Callie I
    February 12, 2017 at 12:08 am

    i’m hoping to win the paleo superfood powder!!!

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    Sarah
    February 12, 2017 at 1:02 am

    been meaning to make these!!

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    Meggie
    February 12, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Omg these balls look amazing hehehe but they seriously do!!! And I’m so excited to try them because I’ve always wanted to make some but most of them all have dates or honey, neither of which I like nor do I want all the sugar that comes with them. So thanks for this inspiring post, I definitely will be making these😋 And happy birthday🎉🎉🎉 #pb #makingitgrain😏

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    Charlotte
    June 29, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Hey! I’m allergic to cashews (and walnuts), any idea what I can sub for that (besides adding more almonds?) thanks!!

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      Rachael Devaux
      June 29, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Pecans???

    • Reply
      Rachael Devaux
      June 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      Or pumpkin or sunflower seeds!

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