Mint Chocolate Balls are the perfect healthy treat! The rich flavour of chocolate combined with refreshing peppermint, makes these balls irresistible! These decadent bites are free of gluten, grains, dairy & refined sugar + paleo, plant-based & raw. They’re easy to make and even easier to pop!!
DID YOU KNOW? Peppermint may relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating and indigestion.
A review of nine studies in 926 people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) treated with peppermint oil for at least two weeks concluded that peppermint provided significantly better symptom relief than a placebo.
In one study in 72 people with IBS, peppermint oil capsules reduced IBS symptoms by 40% after four weeks, compared to only 24.3% with a placebo.
Additionally, in a review of 14 clinical trials in nearly 2,000 children, peppermint reduced the frequency, length and severity of abdominal pain.
Mint Chocolate Balls are the perfect healthy treat! The rich flavour of chocolate combined with refreshing peppermint, makes these balls irresistible! These decadent bites are free of gluten, grains, dairy & refined sugar + paleo, plant-based & raw. They're easy to make and even easier to pop!!
5-8dropspeppermint essential oil (food-grade), or 1/2-1 tsp peppermint extract (start with less and add more if needed)
2tbspcoconut flakes, for coating
Soak dates in water for 30-minutes and drain.
Add nuts and coconut flakes into food processor and process into a fine crumble.
Add dates, cocoa powder, peppermint oil/extract and sea salt into the food processor and continue to process until ingredients start to stick together. If mixture is too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time until mixture becomes sticky when you press it together.
Scoop out mixture with a small spoon and roll into balls.
Spread remaining coconut flakes on a plate and roll balls into the flakes to coat.
This dairy free Peppermint Mocha is the perfect way to enjoy your coffee during the winter! The rich flavours of coffee and chocolate come together with creamy nut milk and refreshing peppermint to create a comforting and delicious beverage.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between cacao and cocoa powder?
Cocoa powder is actually made similarly to cacao, except cocoa is heated at a higher temperature during processing.
Less processed cacao (to which less heat has been applied) — such as raw cacao — tends to contain more antioxidants.
In addition, cacao powder generally contains more fiber and nutrients including selenium, magnesium, chromium and manganese than cocoa powder.
Though raw cacao is well-known for being healthier than cocoa, cocoa powder is still healthy for you. When purchasing cocoa at the grocery store, it’s important to buy plain cocoa powder, without artificial flavors and added ingredients. Be on the lookout for regular cocoa powder or dutch-processed, which is dark cocoa powder.
If you buy raw cacao powder, remember that some of its antioxidants will be destroyed by heat. Consider using cacao powder in smoothies and no-bake desserts/snacks. Cocoa powder is ideal where heat is involved.
This dairy free Peppermint Mocha is the perfect way to enjoy your coffee during the holidays! The rich flavours of coffee and chocolate come together with creamy nut milk to create a warm, comforting and delicious beverage.