MPN™ Kristina’s Cherry Date Coconut Balls

 - a Brain Healthy Recipe[1]

 

YIELD: 24-30 1-inch Balls               Preparation time: 5 minutes

 

 

  INGREDIENTS                                                     AMOUNT

Dates, pitted 1 pound
Almond butter, raw 1/3 cup
Coconut, dried, unsweetened, shredded ¼ cup
Walnuts, raw, chopped ¼ cup
Pecans, raw, chopped ¼ cup
Cherries, dried, unsweetened, chopped  ¼ cup
Cocoa powder, dark chocolate, unsweetened 1 TBsp
Cinnamon, ground 2 Tsp +more if desired
Optional: additional ingredients for rolling balls:

Pecans or walnuts, chopped

Coconut, dried, unsweetened, shredded

Cocoa or carob powder

As needed

 

METHOD

  1. Puree dates in food processor until thick paste consistency.
  2. Add almond butter, cocoa powder, and cinnamon; pulse until ingredients are blended. Add in cherries, coconut, and nuts.
  3. Form mixture into 1-inch balls using your hands. Place balls on sheet of waxed parchment paper.
  4. Optional: Roll balls in desired topping.
  5. Store in a cool place in an airtight container or may refrigerate.


[1] Original recipe by Kristina Scangas, following the Memory Preservation Nutrition® program.  Kristina works with Dr. Emerson Lombardo at HealthCare Insights and is a graduate in nutrition from Simmons Colleg

 

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