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Hemp, Nut & Cacao Balls

Well, following the past hemp diary insights; a CBD oil and hemp seed overview, where we established the strong positivity of the intake, towards mental and nutritional health. It’s time to show you a solid, tasty, speedy recipe that you can store in the fridge for weeks, to energy boost you whenever needed.

The Hemp, Nut & Cacao Balls. So worth it.

A mini effort for a big reward.

Hemp seeds are technically a nut and come from the hemp plant which is the same species as the cannabis plant but a different variety. They are high in protein and the two essential amino acids omega 6 and omega 3.

They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, all of which contribute to am anti-inflammatory diet. Other important nutrients are vitamin E, poyassium, magnesium, sulphur, calcium, iron and zinc.

I love it just thrown on or in salads; grained salads are a good one with buckwheat, or even as a beautiful sprinkle to decorate a cake. I think I last had it sprinkled on a porridge… or was it thrown on the cocoa hazelnut spread on toast.

Anyway! Getting back to the happy balls!

Dates, despite their very sweet taste have a low glycaemic index (i.e. slow release of their sugars). This is due to their high fibre content. The sugar not only nutrifies you, but spreads the momentary energy high you get from white sugar to last. More like a hike or marathon in comparison to a sprint. Good maintenance of energy for the day.


HEMP NUT & CACAO BALLS

Serves:  6

Time to create: 10 mins

GF, DF, V, Ve

INGREDIENTS

8g Dates

20g Hemp Seed Hearts

10g Cacao Powder

20g Walnuts

10g Pistachios

30g Almond Meal

COOKING STEPS:

  1. Initially put 5-10g hemp seed hearts to the side for covering half the balls in later.
  2. Blend all ingredients together slowly adding up to 60ml water to ensure they don’t become too sticky. Divide into 6-8 segments. Roll into nutri-balls, half covered in the hemp by rolling after shaped.
  3. Simply keep in the fridge and enjoy.
Per Serving
Calories92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat8 g ( 12 % )
– Saturated Fat1 g ( 4 % )
– Monounsaturated Fat2 g
– Polyunsaturated Fat3 g
– Trans Fat0 g
– Cholesterol0 mg ( 0 % )
Sodium5 mg (0 % )
Potassium78 mg ( 2 % )
Total Carbohydrate3 g ( 1 % )
– Dietary Fiber2 g ( 6 % )
– Sugars0 g
Protein4 g ( 7% )
Vitamin A0 %

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