Power Balls (Paleo, Vegan)
  • 1 heaping tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tsp raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 to 2 tsp coconut flour, sifted (more or less, as needed; see directions)
  • ½ tsp raw honey (or other sweetener for vegan option--such as maple syrup, stevia, coconut sugar, agave nectar; adjust amount as needed)
  1. Using a small spoon, mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Let sit about 2 minutes. See if you can easily roll the mixture into a ball. It should be only slightly sticky.
  2. If the mixture cannot be rolled into a ball easily, mix in up to 1 tsp more coconut flour and let the mixture sit again for about 2 minutes.
  3. Roll into two balls, each about the size of a nickel in diameter. Or make one larger than the other if you’ll need more of power hit at one time of the day than the other.
Makes two balls. One serving.
I used barely filtered raw honey from our bees, so mine had some beeswax in it and, therefore, was thicker than most honey. Therefore, I only had to add one tsp of coconut flour, but with thinner honey and/or thinner almond butter, you'll need more coconut flour to get the right consistency.
Recipe by gfe--gluten free easily at http://glutenfreeeasily.com/paleo-vegan-power-protein-balls/