Thursday, March 20, 2014

Raw Nutrient Filled Chocolate Coconut Pumpkin Balls (Dairy, Gluten/Grain and Refined Sugar Free)

These simple cookies are fill with some essential nutrients.  Among other nutrients, pumpkin seeds provide magnesium and zinc.  Coconut is paramount in supporting our immune system and can destroy harmful microbes.  Cacao is very high in iron and magnesium. Magnesium is essential in bone growth, blood pressure as well as relieving depression and migraines. Magnesium can also relieve menstrual symptoms, so isn't interesting that women often crave chocolate during their cycle? Raw cocao is one of the highest sources of antioxidants, higher than blueberries and green vegetables.  These took no time to make and the girls loved rolling them into little balls.

Ingredients (makes 10-12)
  • 1/3 cup softened coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup raw cocao
  • 1/2 cup unpasteurized honey
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

  1. In a food processor or blender grind the pumpkin seeds until they resemble the shredded coconut or smaller.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and stir together.
  3. Roll into balls and place in a sealed container in the fridge.
  4. Let set for 2 hours and keep refrigerated.
  5. Enjoy. 


  1. Did it without the honey due to unsweetened personal preference but still good! I like how it's fast to make as well.

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