Today’s recipe is all about sneaking your greens in. These power balls are packed with greens, but they taste just like chocolate and I’m confident even the pickiest eaters will agree!
These power balls make for a great mid-afternoon pick me up or after dinner treat. Since these power balls are nut free they’re school safe and are a great addition to your kids lunchbox.
How did I pack so much nutrition into these chocolate balls? Genuine Health greens+!
Why did I use greens+?
PACKED with fruits and veggies: Genuine Health greens+ is the ONLY superfood proven to give you the highest concentration of fruits and veggies.
Balance your pH: Why do you want a balanced pH? Having a balanced pH (more alkaline rather than acidic) is ideal for optimal health. It will boost your energy, lower your risk of cancer, and help you shed weight naturally. Foods laden with sugar, dairy, and wheat are very acidic to the body, whereas fruits and veggies are alkalizing. Genuine Health greens+ gives you a nice big dose of fruits and veg, helping you balance your pH!
Increase your energy: Along with having an acidic pH, being deficient in certain nutrients can leave you feeling tired and lethargic. Genuine Health greens+ gives you a huge dose of vitamins and minerals, boosting your energy!
Another reason for your low energy could be a build-up of toxins in your body. We are constantly surrounded with toxins – conventional make-up, deodorant, plastic bottles, pesticides etc. Genuine Health greens+ will help you detox some of this junk.
Antioxidants and Polyphenon protection: The antioxidants and polyphenon’s in greens+ helps protect your cells against free radical damage; this is great for anti-aging and skin health! Antioxidants and polyphenon’s also protect against heart disease, cancer, and Altzheimers disease.
Non-GMO: I love that greens+ is labeled non-GMO. GMO’s are a hugely debated topic, but the bottom line is that they have not been proven 100% safe for long term consumption. It’s not yet necessary for brands to label foods containing GMO’s so it’s important to make sure you’re buying products from a brand you trust.
1.5 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)
½ cup cocoa powder
3 Tbsp greens+ (I used Original but I’m sure it would be great with any flavor!)
¼ cup coconut oil (melted, can do this in the microwave for 30 seconds)
2 Tbsp maple syrup
½ Tbsp vanilla extract
1. In a bowl combine coconut, cocoa powered, and greens+
2. Add coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla, stir to combine.
3. Roll ‘batter’ into balls –about 1T each
4. Refrigerate for 6+ hours to allow the coconut oil to harden.
Genuine Health greens+ ORIGINAL is available in three flavours: original, mixed berry, and tangerine, and can be found at your local health food, grocery and drug retailers. Visit http://www.genuinehealth.com/where-to-buy/ to find a store near you!
To find out more info about Genuine Health check out www.genuinehealth.com and for more on greens+ check out http://www.genuinehealth.com/store/family/greens+