Coconut Date Balls

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

November 26, 2016


Craving something sweet but trying to stay away from sugar? For the Recipe of the Week we decided to bring you a nice treat that will satisfy your sugar cravings and will keep you more satiated. The beauty of this quick snack is all you need is two ingredients: coconut flakes and dates. It takes about 20 minutes to make and produces 20-30 little treats! Each Date ball only has 3g of sugar!

Coconut Date Balls

Coconut Date Balls are a tasty snack to have throughout the day.
Print Recipe
CourseDesserts
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings20 servings
AuthorBryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Coconut Flakes
  • 8 Pitted Dates

Instructions

  • Pour the coconut flakes into a food processor and turn on high. Let it blend until it becomes coconut butter (takes roughly 10-15 minutes).
  • When the butter becomes mostly smooth, start to add in the dates one at a time. If you add in too many dates, it can make the butter difficult to roll into balls.
  • Blend until the mixture is a good consistency to form into balls.
  • You can place the Coconut Date balls into the freezer to store for longer.

Notes

Macronutrient Ratios:
Fats:
61%
Proteins:
4%
Carbs:
35%
*Quick note, the more dates you add into the mixture, the sweeter the mixture will be, but the tougher it will be to roll up into balls. You can add in more coconut flakes to fix the consistency, or add in coconut oil.*

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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