This raw-food treat combines top anti-inflammatory agents, including tart cherries and omega-3-laden walnuts. A daily bite or two of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate (at least 70 percent cacao) is a worthy anti-inflammatory treat.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
2 cups dried sour cherries
8 medjool dates (pitted)
2/3 cup walnut pieces
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
4 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for rolling
Finely chop dried cherries, dates, and walnuts and combine in a large mixing bowl. Add orange juice, cinnamon, chocolate chips, and coconut. Mix together with hands, working into a sticky mass. Mixture should hold together; if necessary, add another chopped date or a little more juice.
With clean, slightly wet hands, roll mixture into walnut-shell-size balls. Roll in excess shredded coconut, if desired. Gently place into an airtight container and refrigerate. They will become firmer as they cool.
Recipe Additional Notes:
PER SERVING: 96 cal, 3g fat (0g mono, 2g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 1g protein, 10g carb, 1g fiber, 2mg sodium
Thu, 2013-01-31 13:14