Pumpkin Seeds – Rich in antioxidants, phytosterols and fiber, pumpkin seeds are powerhouses of nutrients. They are a wonderful source of zinc and are purported as natural anti-parasitics.
Coconut oil– Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides which are fats your body prefers to burn than store. It is also the source for caprylic and lauric acid, natural anti-bacterial and antifungal agents. Coconut oil is a saturated fat that actually helps to raise your to raise HDL and convert LDL to a healthier cholesterol.
Dates – Dates are a great source of easily digested carbohydrates, providing energy and nutrients. They are a rich source of B6, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium and potassium. Dates are also sources of beta-d-glucans and are wonderful antioxidants.
- 1 c. nuts and seeds (I usually use pumpkin, flax, sunflower and sesame seeds, macadamias and almonds
- 6 medjool dates
- 1 Tb. coconut oil, melted
- 1 Tb. maple syrup
- 1 c. shredded coconut, more if needed
- ½ c. vegan chocolate chips (optional)
Grind nuts and seeds into a flour in high speed blender or coffee grinder. Set aside.
Pit and finely hand chop dates. Put in large mixing bowl.
Add coconut oil and maple syrup to dates
Mix nut flour into coconut oil and maple syrup. Stir until well combined.
Make into a large ball and then take small pieces and form into small ball shapes.
Put shredded coconut into a small bowl. Roll bites into the shredded coconut.
Allow one hour in the fridge and serve.