First off, do not be afraid or deceived by the word “fat” in the title of this post. Hopefully, by now it’s pretty clear that eating fat does NOT make you fat! I cannot express enough how much healthy-fats benefit the human body. These balls are high in healthy-fats + protein and low in sugar making them the ultimate snack for any time of the day.
I am always in search of a good snack and am a major believer in the importance in letting yourself having a snack. Listening to your body is key, so if you’re feeling hungry, don’t be afraid to have a something to eat and listen to how you’re feeling! Whether it’s a pre-workout snack, a mid-morning pick-me-up, something to tide me over between lunch and dinner, or even a night-cap, I’ll take it!
When picking a snack, I like to keep in mind the ingredients along with making sure I am choosing something that my body wants. I love snacks that are high in fats and lower in sugar because they keep me fuller longer and don’t spike my blood sugar or leave me with a sugar crash.
Now onto the start of the show – the balls! Even though they are made with no-added-sugar, you won’t miss the sweetness at all! The nuttiness from the almonds, cashews, and walnuts along with the creamy coconut butter make these to die for. Not gonna lie, I could eat 2 or 3 of these at a time (and probably more) ;). I know that you are going to love these just as much as I do!
This recipe was inspired by a recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, wellness lover, and self-care enthusiast, Lee Tilghman.
[makes 15 small balls; feel free to make them bigger/smaller for your liking]
- 3/4 cup raw, sprouted almonds
- 1/2 cup raw, sprouted walnuts
- 1/2 cup raw, sprouted cashews
- 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
- 1 + 1/2 tb chia seeds
- Pinch of pink salt
- 1/2 cup melted coconut butter (be sure to measure when coconut butter is in liquid form)
- 1/4 cup Malk unsweetened vanilla almond milk*
* Any type of nut milk will work here. I love to use any of the Malk nut milks because they are made with clean ingredients or homemade nut milk.
- In a food processor, combine the almonds, walnuts, cashews, coconut, chia seeds, and pink salt and process until the mixture resembles a coarse flour (be sure not to over process or you will end up with nut butter!).
- Add the coconut butter and almond milk and process again until everything is evenly incorporated and the mixture holds together.
- Roll into 15 balls (or more/less depending on how small/big you want them to be) and freeze in an airtight container.
- Keep them stored in the freezer. For ultimate yumminess, remove one (or two or three!) from the freezer to let thaw for 4-6 minutes before enjoying!
Lots of love, Worth