Raw Energy Balls for Chocolate Lovers. ~ Anzhela Shurina

Via Anzhela Shurinaon Aug 7, 2013

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A healthy, raw chocolate dessert—in 20 minutes!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a sweet tooth.  And I’ve always been a passionate chocolate lover.  The problem? Chocolate is not exactly the healthiest things to eat, at least not conventional chocolate.

When I switched to raw-vegan diet, I thought the hardest thing for me would be to stop eating chocolate, but to my surprise, I didn’t have to do that!

I can be a raw vegan and still enjoy my chocolate treats! And these treats are not only a great feast for the taste buds, but are also healthy and good for the waist line.

Here is my favorite recipe for a raw, vegan chocolate treat that is easy and fast to make, as well as delicious and enjoyable!

Raw energy balls for chocolate lovers.

Ingredients (makes about 12 balls):

  • 3 cups coconut flakes

  • 1 ¼  cup raw cacao powder

  • ½ cup coconut sugar, powdered in a spice grinder

  • ¼ cup raw agave syrup

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 1/3 c.  coconut oil (melted)

  • 12 cashew nuts

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients (except cashew nuts) and stir well to combine. Using a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon, place one cashew nut in the center of each spoonful of dough.  Roll the dough into balls using your hands and coat in coconut flakes.  Place on a clean tray and refrigerate to firm.

Enjoy this feast for your taste buds without guilt; they’re good for your health!

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Assist Ed: Katherine Spano/Ed: Sara Crolick

About Anzhela Shurina

Anzhela is a nutritionist/personal trainer and athlete, raw vegan educator and chef.  She is passionate about health and fitness, delicious and healthy raw vegan foods and vibrant life.  Her mission is to teach how to get into best shape possible physically and mentally through healthy diet, lifestyle and fitness naturally and easy. She believes that when you have healthy, vibrant body your whole life becomes a pleasant never ending adventure full of happy moments.  She author of two e-books : “51 recipe for Ideal Body”, “Exercise and Fitness for Busy People” that you can download on her website when you subscribe to the newsletter.  Contact Anzhela at her website, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, or through email.

“When you are at peace with your body, you are at peace with the whole world.” – Anzhela

 

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One Response to “Raw Energy Balls for Chocolate Lovers. ~ Anzhela Shurina”

  1. Zoe Rei says:

    That looks delicious! I'm definitely going to try this sometime. Though I'll substitute the agave (and coconut sugar) for a dash of honey because every time I see agave as an ingredient I think of this article:
    http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/10/agave-the-

    and besides honey comes in glass instead of plastic.

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