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Energy balls with cashew nuts, dark chocolate and gluten-free citrus fruits less than 100 calories

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1/4 cup (1/4 cup = 40 g) cashew nuts
1 tsp (1 tsp = 5 ml) lemon zest
1 square (1 square = 10 g) dark chocolate or lime flavoroured dark chocolate as suggested
1/2 tbsp (1/2 tbsp = 7.5 ml) coconut oil
1 tbsp (1 tbsp = 12 g) maple sugar or other dry natural sugar (avoid liquid)

Energy balls with cashew nuts, dark chocolate and gluten-free citrus fruits less than 100 calories

Allow at least 15 minutes of refrigeration before eating

Features:
  • Dairy Free
  • Egg Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan

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These energy balls with cashews, dark chocolate and lemon are energizing! The little kick of the zest is really interesting when it is well dosed. I like to have energy balls in the freezer, just take them out in the morning and put them in the lunch box. A satiating delight as we like them, it’s like dessert in my opinion!

If you’re a fan of lemony delights, this recipe is for you! Don’t be afraid of good fats: this recipe contains fat and that’s a good thing! Nuts are excellent for your health. 7 grams of good fat and a tiny 3 grams of sugars per ball, it’s perfect!

Lime chocolate to push the note

You can use the chocolate of your choice in this recipe, but I like to use the lime flavoured dark chocolate made by Lindt. It adds even more flavour to the energy balls.

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Gluten-free, dairy-free energy balls

These energy balls are gluten-free because they do not contain flour or grains and are vegan because they don’t require dairy products. They are obviously without cooking, that’s the beauty of the energy balls: a few minutes and you’re done!

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A treat of less than 100 calories

Let’s face it, many of us want to live a balanced life. Eat healthy, aim for a healthy weight or weight loss, reduce your sugar intake… all of these goals are compatible with eating dessert and satisfying snacks. It’s so great that these energy balls are filling, delicious AND that they only contain 89 calories each!

Steps

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In an electric blender or coffee grinder, reduce cashew nuts to a fine powder.

2
Done

Melt coconut oil in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. Allow to cool otherwise it will melt the chocolate when blending.

3
Done

Chop the dark chocolate with a knife to form small pieces.

4
Done

Rinse and dry one lemon. It is best to use organic lemons to zest.
Using a zester or the fine side of the cheese grater, zest a lemon to obtain 1/2 tbsp of zest

5
Done

In a bowl, combine cashew powder, maple sugar, melted coconut oil, lemon zest and chocolate.

6
Done

Form 4 small balls with your hands and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to firm. Enjoy!
Optional
Putting the mixture in the freezer a few minutes before forming the balls makes the task easier and avoids sticking your fingers together.
These energy balls can be stored in the freezer without any problems.

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Raison & Gourmandise font très bon ménage dans ma cuisine! Healthy foodie @Montréal/Québec/Canada. Ma devise: poids santé & vie savoureuse. Surtout végé

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