From the SuperValu Tastings –  Helen’s chocolate balls

These went down such a treat today in SuperValu  – as promised sharing is caring!!!

The perfect snack combining slow releasing carbohydrates with healthy fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. I normally freeze them and have 1 or 2 as a snack when the chocolate urge strikes. You can coat these with shredded coconut or cacao powder.

protein balls

 

Helen’s healthier version of Ferrero Rocher

I made these chocolate balls a couple of weeks ago and all I can say is that they were absolutely delicious. I got the chocolate hit I was looking for and they probably took no more than 5 mins to make. They are my healthier version of Ferrero Rocher. They are all a good source of healthy fats, some slow releasing carbs, protein, fibre and antioxidants to boot, as well as vitamins and minerals.

Buy the ingredients and you will have them on hand when you need them. If you plan ahead you won’t be tempted to tuck into the biscuit tin. So now you can have your cake and eat it…..just be mindful of portion sizes not all in one day. Be nice to yourself, you deserve it!

Ingredients:
8 tablespoons of porridge oats (1 cupful)
15 dates
1 tablespoons of coconut oil – solid (organic extra virgin)
2 large handfuls of mixed nuts (hazelnuts work really well)
3 tablespoon of pure maple syrup (
2 tablespoon of raw cacao powder ( I used Iswari raw cacao available from SuperValu Tramore) which is high in vit c, calcium and iron

Method:
Blitz all ingredients in the food processor. Shape into 20 small balls, roll in cacao powder and refrigerate for an hour to set. Then enjoy! Each ball is 75 calories so these are treats. Good source of vitamin e, manganese, potassium and the B vitamins

 

Peppermint energy balls

My version of after dinner mints!!

Ingredients

225g of dates (if you can get your hands on Medjool dates do)
140g Whole almonds
3 tablespoons of coconut oil – solid (organic extra virgin)

1/2 tablespoon of spirulina powder (Rich in carotenoids pigments, antioxidants, and the highest natural source of plant protein!)

2 tablespoon of raw cacao powder ( I used Iswari raw cacao available from SuperValu Tramore) which is high in vit c, calcium and iron

¼ teaspoon of organic peppermint extract

Method:
Blitz all ingredients in the food processor. Shape into small balls, roll in cacao powder and refrigerate for an hour to set. Then enjoy!

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Orange and chocolate truffles sprinkled with Goji Berries

Ingredients

225g of dates (if you can get your hands on Medjool dates do)
140g Walnuts
3 tablespoons of coconut oil – solid (organic extra virgin)

3 tablespoons of Goji Berries  (high in fibre, protein, iron and anti-oxidants)

2 tablespoon of raw cacao powder I used Iswari raw cacao available from SuperValu Tramore which is high in vitamin c, calcium and iron

Juice and rind of half a juicy orange

Method:
Blitz all ingredients in the food processor. Shape into small balls, roll in cacao powder and refrigerate for an hour to set. Then enjoy!