Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Coco Balls

Definition of positive addiction: A beneficial habit - where the benefits outweigh the costs.

As a breast-feeding mama, my baby sucks the energy right out of me. To get some extra oomph, I've resorted to chocolate. Raw cocoa to be exact. Wandering through my local health food mart I discovered Coco Balls. These balls of joy are filled with healthy, energy producing ingredients such as dates, apricots, nuts, flaxseed and coconut. In the name of health, I have become addicted to these delectable treats. Going for a walk to get some "alone time" has become an excuse to spend time with my friend Coco.

Fortunately, I have an excellent book called the Thrive Diet by triathlete, Brendan Brazier, which gave me ideas on how to make my own Coco Ball recipe. Here it is:

1/2 cup raw cocoa powder
1 banana
1/2 cup dates
1/4 cup walnuts (or any other nuts you like)
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor except coconut. Once you have a sticky mixture, roll it into balls and coat with coconut. Freeze balls or put in fridge for a healthy, yummy snack.

* My Coco Balls do not look like the ones in this picture. They look like baby terds.

1 comment:

  1. They probably taste significantly better than baby terds though.