3 Healthy Chocolate Snacks to Make as a Family

Posted by Courtney Robertson on Feb 22, 2017 /  comments

Almond Butter Banana Protein Truffles

Ingredients


½ cup pitted Medjool dates (about 7)

⅔ cup unsalted almond butter

1 banana, peeled and diced

½ cup organic rolled oats

1 tablespoon coconut flour

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon sea salt


Directions


Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.


In food processor, pulse dates until a thick dough forms. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until fully combined.


Roll into balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Chill until firm. Transfer truffles to sealed container and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Makes 15.


Hidden Greens Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients

1 avocado, pitted and flesh removed

2 cups nut milk (like almond or coconut)

½ cup baby spinach

2 Medjool dates, pitted

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

½ tsp vanilla extract

 

Directions

Combine all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth and creamy. To correct to desired consistency, thin with more milk or water or thicken with ice cubes. Pour into chilled glasses.

Serves 2.


Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding with Toasted Coconut

Ingredients

1 ½ cups unsweetened plain coconut milk beverage (not canned)

⅓ cup chia seeds

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder

2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave

1 teaspoon salt

⅓ cup unsweetened coconut chips or shredded coconut

Fresh  fruit, for serving (optional)

 

Directions

In a large bowl, whisk milk, chia seeds, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt until combined. Set aside for 30 minutes and whisk again before transferring to airtight container. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours, or overnight.


In skillet, toast coconut over medium heat until light brown. Stir chilled chia pudding well before spooning into bowls. Garnish with toasted coconut and fresh fruit, if using. Serve chilled.

 

All recipes from Alive.com

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