Many of us welcome a new year reset after a long year, holiday season, and a surge of delicious treats. However, it can be a challenge for adults and kids alike to adjust back to our less extravagant meals and snacks. Having these snowballs in the freezer is making a big difference for our family – they are so easy to make (kids can help!) and their nutrient dense fats make them filling and help curb sugar cravings.
These balls are packed with nuts and seeds, some of the best plant sources of Omega-3 fats. Raw pumpkin seeds are a real show stopper here with their high levels of magnesium and immune boosting zinc. We will take all the immune boosting foods please!
My kids like to eat these straight out of the freezer to “sharpen” their teeth (ha) but I prefer them slightly thawed.
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup liquid coconut oil
- 1/4 cup melted cacao butter
- 1/4 cup almond butter (watch out for nut butters with added sugar – these don’t need it)
- 1 cup nut pulp (I use the leftover pulp from making almond milk, but you can also use any combination of whole almonds, cashews, or your favorite nut)
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup flax seed
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 5-6 dates
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- dash of salt
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs (optional)
- All ingredients can be dumped into the food processor and mixed on high for about a minute until the consistency is creamy and smooth.
- Roll into snack sized balls and put in the freezer for at least an hour.