COconut cashew energy balls

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Do you ever find yourself craving something sweet during the day? I think the answer for most people is YES. Unfortunately, a lot of us, including me, have a definite sweet tooth. The only problem is that our bodies really don't need sugar (especially processed sugar), and would be much better off without it. I am a firm believer in eating sweet things in moderation, but it's so easy to want sugar more than we should probably be eating it. As a way to curb some of my sugar cravings, I came up with these coconut cashew energy balls. They have a way of feeling sweet and satisfying, without really containing much sugar at all. Also, they are full of healthy fats to keep you satisfied for a long time. I added a little bit of maple syrup for flavor and slight sweetness, but they could do just as well without it. 

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  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup toasted coconut flakes, or shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 2 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor, and blend until well combined.
  2. Roll into bite size balls and place in the fridge.