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goji berries 15.0% $16.99 $19.99
walnuts 32.2% $12.20 $17.99
almond milk 8.6% $2.97 $3.25

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Ingredients and Equipment

cocoa powder
cocoa powder
1 cup
figs
figs
1/2 cup, dried
flax seeds
flax seeds
2 cups, ground
goji berries
goji berries
1 cup
chia seeds
chia seeds
1/4 cup
walnuts
walnuts
1/2 cup, crushed
indian gooseberry
indian gooseberry
1 tsp.
stevia
stevia
a few drops (or to taste)
coconut oil
coconut oil
2 Tbsp.
cinnamon powder
cinnamon powder
1 tsp.
vanilla extract
vanilla extract
2 tsp.
bananas
bananas
1, big
hemp seeds
hemp seeds
1/2 cup
almond milk
almond milk
2 cups

Preparation

figs
figs
chop
bananas
bananas
mash

Cooking

cocoa powder
cocoa powder
figs
figs
flax seeds
flax seeds
goji berries
goji berries
chia seeds
chia seeds
walnuts
walnuts
indian gooseberry
indian gooseberry
stevia
stevia
coconut oil
coconut oil
cinnamon powder
cinnamon powder
vanilla extract
vanilla extract
bananas
bananas
+
  1. mix ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly mixed (2 minutes)
almond milk
almond milk
+
  1. mix until homogeneous
  2. shape into little balls (8 minutes)
hemp seeds
hemp seeds
+
  1. spread on flat surface in a thin layer
  2. roll balls in hemp seeds
food is ready!
food is ready!

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Recipe Directions

1. Chop the figs into small pieces.

2. Mash the banana into paste.

3. Mix ingredients in a bowl.

4. Mix in the almond milk.

5. Shape the mixture into small balls and roll them in the hemp seeds.

6. Place in fridge to harden. They are also yummy while still soft.

bananas

Health

Bananas are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, but a great source of vitamin B6 and a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin c, potassium, and manganese.

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None by None

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flax seeds

Health

The Latin species name usitatissimum means most useful. Flax is grown for its oil, used as a nutritional supplement, and as an ingredient in many wood-finishing products. Flax is also grown as an ornamental plant in gardens. Flax fibers are used to make linen. Flax seeds contain high levels of dietary fiber as well as lignans, an abundance of micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that flax seeds may lower cholesterol levels, may benefit individuals with certain types of breast and prostate cancers. Flax may also lessen the severity of diabetes by stabilizing blood-sugar levels. One of the main components of flax is lignan, which has plant estrogen as well as antioxidants (flax contains up to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods contain).

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Organic Flaxseed Meal by Bob's Red Mill

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figs

Health

The edible fig is one of the first plants that was cultivated by humans. Rich in fiber and the essential mineral, manganese, they were one of the Romans' favorite snacks. Munch on a fig as a healthy alternative to sugary snacks, or bake them into any pastry for some natural sweetness and crunch.

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Turkish Jumbo Dried Figs (Sulfite Free, No Added Sugar, Freshly Packed, Premium Grade) by Indus Organics

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cocoa powder

Health

Cocoa powder is one of the richest sources of flavanol antioxidants. How flavanols benefit cardiovascular health is still under debate. It has been suggested that the flavanols may take part in mechanisms such as nitric oxide and antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiplatelet effects. Benefiting these mechanisms may improve endothelial function, lipid levels, blood pressure, and insulin resistance.

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Fair Trade Organic Raw Cacao Powder by TruVibe Organics

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indian gooseberry

Health

This super sour fruit is has undergone preliminary research, demonstrating in vitro antiviral and antimicrobial properties. Experimental preparations of leaves, bark or fruit have shown potential efficacy against laboratory models of disease, such as for inflammation, cancer, age-related renal disease, and diabetes. The fruit is used in traditional Indian medicine, and is also believed to nourish the hair and scalp and prevent premature gray hair.

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Terrasoul Superfoods Amla Powder by Terrasoul Superfoods

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almond milk

Health

Almond milk is free of cholesterol and lactose, and has a nutty fravor. It can help boost digestive health by increasing the levels of beneficial bacteria in the stomach.

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Almond Breeze Almond Milk Unsweetened Vanilla by Blue Diamond Almonds

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coconut oil

Health

Coconut oil is a common flavor in many South Asian curries. It's super high in saturated fat, but because much of the saturated fat of coconut oil is in the form of lauric acid, coconut oil may be a better alternative to partially hydrogenated vegetable oil when solid fats are required. In addition, virgin coconut oil is composed mainly of medium-chain triglycerides, which may not carry the same risks as other saturated fats. It can be used as a skin moisturizer, and to reduce protein loss when used in hair.

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Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil by Viva Labs

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vanilla extract

Health

Vanilla extract is the most common form of vanilla used today. Mexican, Tahitian, Indonesian and Bourbon vanilla are the main varieties. Bourbon vanilla is named for the period when the island of Réunion was ruled by the Bourbon kings of France; it does not contain Bourbon whiskey.

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Certified Organic Pure Vanilla Extract by Simply Organic

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walnuts

Health

Compared to other tree nuts and ground nuts, walnuts (particularly in their raw form) contain the highest level and potency of antioxidants, including free antioxidants and antioxidants bound to fiber. Walnuts are a nutrient-dense food, but you can also use the husks to dye your t-shirt or your hair, as they did in Europe a long time ago.

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Raw, No Shell Walnuts by Food to Live

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cinnamon powder

Health

Cinnamon was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and even for a god. Cinnamon has a long history of use in traditional medicine, but there is no evidence that it is useful to treat any medical condition. It is used in many dessert recipes, such as apple pie, doughnuts, and cinnamon buns as well as spicy candies, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and liqueurs, as well as as an alcohol flavorant.

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Certified Organic Ground Cinnamon by Simply Organic

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chia seeds

Health

Chia are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, protein, and calcium. Chia seeds may be added to foods as a topping or put into smoothies, breakfast cereals, energy bars, granola bars, yogurt, tortillas, bread, made into a gelatin-like substance or consumed raw. You can even make your own chia pet, they are easy to sprout!

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Raw, Non-GMO, Organic Chia Seeds by Viva Labs

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stevia

Health

Stevia is a natural sweetener extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, and can be 150 times sweeter than sugar. It has zero calories, which makes it a good sugar substitute for the health-conscious.

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Sweet Drops Vanilla Creme Flavored Liquid Stevia by SweetLeaf

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goji berries

Health

Since the early 21st century, interest has increased for goji berries (a.k.a. wolf berries) because of their novelty and nutrient value. They have been termed a superfruit, which has led to a profusion of consumer products. In traditional medicine, the whole fruit or its extracts have numerous implied health effects, which remain scientifically unconfirmed as of 2014. Goji berries are also used to make wine.

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Certified Organic Goji Berries by HealthWorks

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hemp seeds

Health

Hemp seeds are high in essential fatty acids and protein. They can be consumed raw, ground into a meal, sprouted, made into hemp milk, prepared as tea, and used in baking. And no, hemp seeds will not get you high. Not even a little.

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Organic Shelled Hempseeds by Nutiva

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