Cocoa Almond Energy Balls

Cocoa Almond Energy Balls

 was recently asked if I would like to provide a healthy snack for an event to celebrate International Women's Day at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre. I wanted to make something that tasted great, but that would be just right for all the women in the audience.  When I thought about the yoginis in my life, I started thinking about their commonalities.  Many of them are very active, very busy and don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

So, I decided to make Energy Balls.  These are such a fantastic treat for a few different reasons.  One is that they taste great.  Let's be honest, it's pretty hard to go wrong with nut butters and cocoa.   But all those nuts and seeds provide healthy fats, which means they'll provide sustained energy.  Fats take longer to digest, so these little balls will keep you going for hours, where a sugary treat or a caffeine filled beverage might perk you up quickly, but make you crash back down just as fast.  Another reason I love these balls is they are easy to make and to store.  You can whip up a batch in under 15 minutes, store them in the freezer and take them out during the week as needed.  No baking, no big clean up. 

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