Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dirt Balls

Decadent Dirt Balls
This treat is chock full of flavor, fiber, good fats and will satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your blood sugar level and happy.  It's gluten and dairy free and I hope you will love it! 
Prep Time:15 Minutes                                                                         
Chill Time: 30 minutes

1 cup raw cashews
1 cup rolled oats                                                          
1/4 cup chia seeds

1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup cacao powder

1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons water

1 Tablespoon Pure Maple syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes-chopped fine

1. Combine the cashews and oats in the work bowl of a food processor and pulse until as fine as breadcrumbs.

2. Add all remaining ingredients, and process until it forms a large ball.
3. Roll out 12 equal balls and pour the coconut flakes out onto a large plate
4. Roll each ball in the coconut until completely covered. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Store leftover dirt balls in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Nutritional Analysis:
Serving Size (1 Dirt Ball): Calories 200, Fat 9 g, Sat 2 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Fiber 7 g, Protein 6 g, Carbohydrates 29 g, Sodium 4 mg.

this recipe is from Dr. Mark Hyman's new cook book, The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook

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