• M. Miller

Date-Sweetened Almond Butter Balls

If you're looking for an energizing allergen-free nourishing snack, go HERE for my Birdseed Balls (plus some great core moves). If you want more of a sweet healthy indulgence, say a gluten-free vegan soy-free chocolatey dessert, then stay right here, and scroll it on down!

These can be made in about five minutes (hurrah!) and are no-bake, meaning no actual baking required. All you need is a freezer to firm them up. When they are cold from the freezer but sweet and crispy, it's pretty much bliss. They are perfect to serve to guests; even non-vegan gluten-loving friends will salivate over these healthier options.

Date-Sweetened Almond Butter Balls

Yields 15-20 balls

date-sweetened crispy truffles

Ingredients:

1 cup Medjool dates

1/2 cup almond butter

(add 1-2 TBSP warm water if needed)

1 TBSP organic chia seeds

pinch of coarse sea salt (plus extra for topping if desired)

1-1/4 cup gluten-free chocolate or unflavored crispy rice cereal

optional coating:

1/2 cup nondairy soy-free chocolate chips, melted

Directions:

1. Food-process dates, then add in almond butter and chia.

2. Mix until a sticky ball forms, and pulse in cereal.

3. OPTIONAL: add 1 scoop unflavored vegan protein powder for a more protein-packed version.

4. Freeze cookie balls (recipe will yield 15 or so depending on size).

5. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler, and spread onto cookies. Sprinkle on the additional coarse salt for a wonderful taste and look. You may use a spoon to get the bottoms coated with chocolate as well then place the chocolate-coated cookies on waxed paper or similar material to easily remove them.

6. Store them in the freezer, and take out at least 20 min before serving.

gluten-free vegan truffles

Pop one or two after your fave plant-based meal for a delicious treat! Especially after a sweat sesh or ballet class, chug water then have one of these and savor it. Pair these with a salt bath for the luxurious pampering YOU deserve, girl!

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