Chocolate Orange & Chia Superfood Balls
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Recipe type: Chocolate Orange and Chia No Bake Energy Balls
Cuisine: Snack, Treat
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Serves: 16
 
Simple and delicious "no bake" chocolate orange and chia energy balls. These are high in protein, antioxidants, omega 3 and fibre. Perfect for those on the go and can keep in the fridge / freezer for weeks!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (100g) Almond butter
  • 1tbsp Orange juice
  • 1.5tsp Organge zest (about one medium orange worth)
  • 2 tbsp Chia seeds (plus extra for decorating)
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 140g Medjool dates (weighed before the pits are removed)
  • 100g pecan nuts
  • Pinch of salt (this can be optional)
Instructions
  1. In to the food processor place the pecan nuts and dates, pulse for 1 minute until paste like consistency
  2. Now add in the orange zest, almond butter, chia seeds and cacao
  3. Blend until fully combined for about 3-4 minutes
  4. Once mixture is sticky, roll in to bite sized balls
  5. Optional: Add 1-2 sea salt flakes to the top of each ball
  6. Decorate accordingly. I like to roll half the batch in extra chia seeds and the other half I put a pecan nut on!
  7. Place in to freezer for 1-2 hrs to set, then remove and keep in the fridge in a sealed container (or you can leave them in the freezer until you want them)
Notes
It storing in the freezer make sure to take them out 1 hr before serving (as they will be very very hard)
Recipe by THE LOW CARB KITCHEN at https://thelowcarbkitchen.co.uk/no-bake-chocolate-orange-chia-energy-balls/