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ALMOND BUTTER COCONUT BALLS

ALMOND BUTTER COCONUT BALLS

As you may have seen on IG, this last week has been a whirlwind of activity for me. After months and months of searching for a kitten (it’s incredibly competitive in this town), we managed to find the perfect one a mere 10 hour drive away ūüôĄ. Yet within minutes of coming home, kitten in tow, I got a text asking me to head to NYC for a once in a lifetime adventure. Ten hours latter I was heading to the city to meet up with my friends Gab and Jodi¬†for an intensive week of cooking (I’ll share more about this later in the fall), shenanigans , and non stop travel.

As much as I love being in the city, heading on an adventure, whether it be a 9 hour car ride or a 8 hour flight, can be stressful and wreck havoc on my¬†eating routine¬†(and seriously, airport food? Yikes). I don’t know about you, but having go-to nutritious snacks to munch on along the way is crucial to my overall health, happiness and positive feelings.

These simple energy balls are something I’ve been keeping on hand the last few months for times just like these. They’re perfect to pop when you’re running late and don’t have time to stop and make a proper snack, or (while I wouldn’t encourage eating on the run) they are wonderful to grab and take with you. They come in handy even when we’re not in a rush but are just in desperate need of something sweet and cookie-dough like to accompany our afternoon coffee break.

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ALMOND BUTTER COCONUT BALLS

Print Recipe Here

1/2 Cup Almond Meal
5 Dates, Pitted
1/2 Cup Almond Butter (or nut butter of choice)
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
3/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Pinch Sea Salt
1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/8 tsp. Cinnamon

Coconut and Cacao Nibs for rolling (Optional)

  1. Add the almond butter, dates, coconut oil, almond meal, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon in a food processor and puree until pretty smooth (there may still be a few pieces of coconut). Using a Tbsp. scoop, roll small balls of the dough and toss them in coconut or cacao nibs to coat. Freeze the balls on a parchment lined tray to set. Once they are set, transfer them to an airtight container. They will last in the freezer for at least a month.

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xox Sophie

4 Comments

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    Emily
    June 14, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Love little snacks like these! I don’t keep them on hand often enough. Your version here with the almond and coconut sounds so simple and appealing. Love dipping them into those cacao nibs for a bit of crunch too. Glad to hear your finally found your little kitten- I’ll have to look up photos on IG!

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    Jessie Snyder
    June 14, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Congrats on your sweet new kitten Sophie! How exciting, you’re so cute. And cannot wait to hear all about this NYC adventure too! Enjoy your week playing with your new furry friend girl ūüėČ and YES to all the healthy snacks, these sound amaze-balls (I had to).

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    Obat keluar nanah dari penis
    June 16, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Wow amazing .. i want to try the recipe

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    Jodi
    June 19, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Yay for new four legged friends! Your kitchen is so adorable – I hope that he/she is cuddly and that there are a lot of nap snuggles in your near future. Can’t wait to hear about your NYC adventures! I always love a good travel snack xx

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