Lee From America created a recipe that has taken the health and wellness world by storm. Her fat balls are great for balancing hormones and keeping energy levels stable because they balance blood sugar by incorporating more healthy fats. A diet that's moderate to high in fat and lower in sugar helps stabilize blood sugar, and in turn keeps hunger at bay. There are studies coming out now that demonstrate how a diet higher in fat leads to longevity. Ultimately, only your body will know what kind of diet is right for you, so listen up!
I pretty much always have a batch of these balls in my freezer for pre and post workout and study snacks. I also love having a couple of them in my golf bag during tournaments. They're great for getting sustained energy quickly. These balls are great to take on the go, but if they are not stored in a refrigerator or freezer, they will be soft and won't hold up the ball shape.
Here's the recipe for Lee's fat balls that I've adapted to be nut free. One of my best friends is allergic to tree nuts, so we made these balls free of cashews and almonds.
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 1/4 sunflower seeds
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon maca
- 1/4 cup coconut butter (melted)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1/4 cup tahini (smooth)
- optional: honey, dates, or other dried fruit to taste
- optional: add your favorite spices 1/2-1 teaspoon at a time until desired flavor is achieved (some of my favorites are cardamom and peppermint)
- Blend all ingredients in a food processor until a dough forms.
- Roll dough in 1-2 Tablespoon sized balls.
- Store in freezer or fridge!