A fun, healthy sweet treat, these Choc-Orange Balls use fresh seasonal oranges, with a bright sunny burst of orange essential oil which spreads a ray of sunshine on gloomy days and negative thinking, lifts your mood and encourage positivity. Using real food ingredients these balls are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
Zest of 1 orange
2 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut or olive oil
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup shredded coconut
4 tablespoons / 1/4 cup cocoa or carob powder or a mix of both
1 tablespoon of honey or pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons of mixed seeds e.g chia, flax, hemp, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin
10 – 15 drops of pure therapeutic grade Orange essential oil
Extra cacoa or carob powder, sesame seeds or cocoa nibs for rolling in.
- Combine the orange juice, zest and essential oils, olive or coconut oil
- Add in the almond meal, shredded coconut, cacoa and/or carob powder, mixed seeds and combine well
- Use your hands to shape the mixture into bit-size balls
- Roll the balls into the extra cocoa or carob powder, sesame seeds or cocoa nibs and place in a container in the fridge
- Serve, eat, enjoy!
Orange essential oil calms nervous states, normalises peristalsis and gastric complaints. It fights free radicals, helps insomnia, boosts immunity, circulation and helps fatigue and sore muscles.