Sugar free eating…for vegans (five fresh recipes) | Sarah Wilson

power balls

I adore these gooey, spiced sweet potato and cacao power balls. They are a perfect snack after exercise or whenever you feel like a little extra energy!

  • 450g cooked and mashed sweet potato
  • 2 heaped tablespoons almond butter (made with 1/2 cup raw almonds, recipe here)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons pure, raw cacao powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground licorice
  • virgin coconut oil, for rolling
  • unsweetened desiccated coconut, for rolling (optional)

Combine the sweet potato, almond butter and chia seeds in a bowl.

Mix together the cacao and the spices and stir into the mixture. You should have a gooey, sticky mixture. Rub your hands lightly with coconut oil and roll the dough into about 10 balls.

Chill the balls in the fridge (20-30 minutes), then roll the balls in desiccated coconut before serving. These will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

If you’re interested in doing a 21 day sugar-free vegan challenge, check Maria’s blog here for more recipes, meal plans, tips and shopping lists. Whatta you think? Enough to turn you??


About Debbie Forbes, LMT, CPT

Debbie has been a Licensed Massage Therapist (FL LMT MA16310) for over 18 years. Originally from the Chicago area, she moved to St. Pete in 1986. Her specialties are deep tissue, Lomi Lomi, Thai Yoga massage and Stress Therapy massage. She has traveled to Hawaii, the Bahamas, Mexico and various other places to study bodywork and allied modalities. She takes from her many years of experience and multitudes of classes to structure a massage based on your needs. Debbie is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher. She believes that Integrative Systems, such as, Yoga, Massage and Personal Movement have been developed to guide us in this journey. An avid cyclist, Debbie travels around the country doing century and double century rides. She is a reluctant triathlete, cross fitter, occasional doughnut eater and is a USA Triathlon Official in her spare time.

Posted on February 6, 2012, in Nutrition, Paleo Recipes, Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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