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Naturally Made Raw Coconut Maca Chia Power Balls

Image   I don’t have a lot of extra time on my hands to workout since I am a stay-at-home mother of 20 month old twins.  Life is so busy!  I commit to making it to the gym two days a week and three if I am lucky!  The other days I try to stay active and will take the boys for a run in my jogging stroller or a walk to the park.  In any regard, when I am able to hit the weights, I want enough energy, power and stamina to lift heavy and lift hard.  I want a power workout!  I have one hour to get as much done as I can, so it has to be good.  These power balls are a fantastic way to incorporate these special super foods God has blessed us with.  I have already talked about the benefits of adding Maca to your diet (here) and Chia seeds (here) but this is a delicious, healthy treat to add and have as a snack or dessert!  Maca is not only known for its ability to increase stamina, but also fertility and libido… so be prepared! 😉

I also want to share the benefits of raw cacao since I have incorporated it into a couple recipes now.  Here are the top five benefits of raw Cacao according to Livestrong.com:

  1. Eating raw cacao helps the body repair itself and resist free-radical toxins
  2. Promotes cardiovascular health
  3. Protects against toxins
  4. Rich in magnesium which helps balance brain chemistry
  5. The antioxidant flavanoids helps with circulation, regular heartbeat and blood pressure

Naturally Made Raw Coconut Maca Chia Power Balls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
  • 6 Tbs Organic Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp Organic Vanilla
  • 3 Tbs raw Organic Maca
  • 2 Tbs Raw Cacao
  • 2 Tbs Raw Organic Honey
  • 1/3 cups Chia Seeds
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Add Coconut and remaining ingredients to your food processor, except Chia seeds.
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Pulse to blend. It will look like this when ready for the next step.
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Put Chia in a small dish. Roll Maca dough into a ball in your hands and then roll in the Chia Seed.
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Continue to roll the the dough into balls and then into the Chia Seed. I press the seeds into the dough a bit to make sure they hold.

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They are sweet, delicious, and oh so good for you!  Your body will thank you!  Store in the refrigerator.  Keeping them cool will harden them a bit because of the coconut oil.  Enjoy!

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7 thoughts on “Naturally Made Raw Coconut Maca Chia Power Balls

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  2. Oh my goodness….I made these today and they are AMAZING! I’m not sure I believe they are healthy. Perhaps in moderation 😉

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