A few things, it's day 1 of Whole30 for Jon and I and I'm. Making. It. Haha. I'm actually doing better than I thought but it's just day 1 ya'll so we'll see how this goes. I'm committed to it though...so I'm totally doing it, I just can't promise there won't be much anguish. ;) I've been wanting to make these fat balls for so long and since getting into oils, adaptogens and all those fun, natural, beautiful ingredients I was dying to use them in a super healthy recipe.
It just so happens these are Whole30 compliant. A GREAT source of healthy fats and protein. They are pretty filling and easy to grab on-the-go for a quick pick-me-up snack. They taste AMAZE-BALLS ;) and you can easily adapt this recipe to change it up.
I got the idea and the framework for this recipe from LeefromAmerica. She's my hero right now in all things health and wellness related. Please go check her out, you will love her!
1 Cup of Coconut Shreds
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (softened or melted)
1/4 Cup Coconut Butter - I like to make my own, easy recipe here
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/4 Cup Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/2 Cup Cashews
1/2 Cup Almonds
3 Medjool Pitted Dates
1/3 Cup Almond Milk
OPTIONAL SEASONINGS & OILS I ADDED TO MINE TO GIVE THEM FLAVOR & HAPPINESS
1 Scoop Vital Proteins Collagen (optional but adds lots of extra protein)
1 TSP Moondeli Energy Tonic
1 TSP Cacao
1 Drop DoTERRA Clove Oil
1 Drop DoTERRA Cassia Oil
3 Drops DoTERRA Wild Orange Oil
1 TSP Trader Joes Pumpkin Pie Spice
Using a food processor, add in Medjool Pitted Dates, Almonds, Cashews, Pepitas and Sunflower seeds. Blend until finely chopped. You're also welcome to add in a few larger chunks of almonds and cashews if that floats your boat.
Once the Dates and Nuts are blended add in the remainder of the ingredients and blend. Your dough will be a wet consistency, which is perfect!
On parchment or wax paper roll out the dough into balls about the size of a golf ball. Place in a lidded container and store in the freezer. These will last in your freezer for months (unless you eat them by then, which you will!) I recommend taking them out of the freezer and letting them thaw for 5-8 minutes before eating.
I love that these have so many GOOD for you ingredients! Have fun adapting the recipe to make it your own too! I loved the taste of the oils and the adaptogens, it made it taste like chai, and I'm down with that. ;)
Happy Monday my friends!!