Low carb peanut-coco balls

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These sugar free, low carb peanut-coconut balls are so soft, so delicious and they are so good for your body…that you will be addicted to them!

The on hand preparation is around 20 minutes and no baking required!
Perfect for kid parties for an easy and neat dessert idea, for unexpected visitors or just for a nice and healthy treat to the lunchbox for your child.

 

These balls are a complete food, rich in calories, vitamins and minerals.

Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. The health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss.
Coconut is rich in calories, vitamins, and minerals such as copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Coconut has many bioactive compounds that are essential for better health. The important saturated fatty acid in the coconut is lauric acid . Lauric acid increases good-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood what is beneficial for the coronary arteries by preventing vessel blockade (atherosclerosis). Physicians recommend high HDL to total cholesterol levels in the blood for the same reason. It is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and pyridoxine.
Peanuts are rich in monounsaturated fats, the type of fat that is emphasized in the heart-healthy healthy heart, peanuts are good sources of vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese and full of antioxidants.

Ingredients:

1,5 cup almond flour
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup sweetener ( I used Pyure Organic Stevia Blend )
2 tbsp powdered peanut butter ( I have used PB2 powdered peanut butter) or!-  2-3 tbsp Peanut butter ( I have used Smucker’s Organic Creamy Natural Peanut Butter )
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

( + 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut for the balls to roll in )

Preparation:

1.  In a bowl mix all ingredients until well incorporated. You have to get a very soft dough texture what can be still moulded.
( If your dough is resulted too hard you can add more coconut milk and/or coconut oil, until you get the desired soft texture.
If your dough results too soft you can add some more shredded coconut to harden it. )
2. With wet hands form balls with approx. 1-1,5 inches diameter.
3. Roll each ball in the shredded coconut to cover the entire surface of the ball with the shredded coconut.
4. Place them in a dish and let them chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Approx. for 20 servings.

Nutritional facts for the whole amount:

Fat: 167 g
Carb: 34 g
Protein: 48 g

( Approx. 1.7 g carbs each ball )

Tips:

Do not worry if the dough is too soft, while chilling in fridge it will get a bit harder!
You can also roll the balls in chocolate sprinkles ( but in this case you have to calculate the extra sugar content! )
If your child reacts badly to peanut try my Chococo balls what is the same recipe only instead of the peanut we put cocoa powder in it:

Low carb ChoCoco balls

 

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