Brain balls

I made these on the weekend – they are ‘amaze-balls’

With Dr Libby Weaver – Source

Brain Balls

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Ingredients
2 cups walnuts, halves and pieces
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup coconut, shredded
2/3 cup cocoa powder
8 fresh dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup of water
Pinch of salt
1 to 3 drops peppermint oil, optional

Method
Combine the walnuts, sunflower seeds, dates  and coconut in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for 30 to grind the ingredients..
Add the cocoa powder, salt, water and the peppermint oil to the bowl and process until the mixture forms a paste.
Form the paste into medium sized balls by rolling a portion of the paste between your palms. Place the finished balls on a tray lined with waxed paper and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Dr. Libby’s nutritional information:
This chewy, nutty treat is an excellent source of the monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids that have the anti-inflammatory properties so necessary for healthy hearts and brain functions.  Keep these easy to make snacks on hand for the perfect after school snack for a burst of energy or as a source of vitamin E and zinc, beneficial for skin and the immune system.

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