Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sugar Free Chocolaty Energy Balls and Frosting

Sugar Free Chocolate Energy Balls

If you are looking for something quick and easy and full of nutrition I hope you give these chocolaty bites of goodness a try! They are packed full of healthy ingredients that will give you energy and satisfy your sweet tooth.  They can be eaten as is or topped with frosting. 

Frosting? Healthy? Well of course! I have upped the ante and delved into the sugar free arena. If you don't mind a little bit of sugar, give my rich, Chocolate Peanut Butter frosting a try, but if you want something without any added sugar, this definitely fits the bill. The frosting is a base ingredient in the energy ball recipe and the secret ingredient is Black Beans! 

You can use this as you would any frosting. It is not as rich as a buttercream obviously, but it's pretty darn good! 

Energy Balls
  • ½ c chocolate hummus
  • ¼ c raisins
  • very scant 1/8 t kal stevia
  • 4 dates, chopped
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 2 T sunflower seeds
  • 2 t cocoa powder
  • 1/8 t nutmeg
  • 1/8 t cinnamon
  • ¾ c old fashioned oats
  • Coconut to roll balls if desired

Mix everything together, roll in coconut 
I had two of these for my first mini meal  along with this amazing green smoothie. Kale, banana and habanero go together so well. I think it's my new favorite combo. I hope that my grocery store continues to stock habaneros. They are the best peppers ever. I just love their flavor!

Lentil Tostadas
I realize that I don't post nearly everything I eat in a day here, so here's a couple of goodies I've been enjoying lately.
Collard Burrito with Lentils, Rice and Veggies

I made a big pot of Southwestern Black Bean, Barley and Veggie stew. I will post the recipe tomorrow. It is really delicious and full of lovely textures and flavors. 

I hope everyone is having a great day! It's snowing here again. Oh how I'm looking forward to summer

Anyone down in Florida or someplace warm want a Personal Chef for a month? 


  1. Everything looks delicious. I definitely have to try the chocolate humus. But the collard burritos with lentils looks so, so good!

  2. Very cool! Melody, I just love all your recipes!

  3. It the 1 cup of black beans listed twice a mistake? They look delicious!

  4. oh my...the energy balls and frosting are calling my name! They look delish...I will have to try these for sure!

  5. chocolate hummus:) i like your subbing idea of raisins for dates.

    (im with Aimee)

  6. Delicious! Kris featured your recipe today for the cleanse in the crazy sexy diet club on mycsl! That wrap looks amazing! Come over and cook for me!

  7. Oh. Yeah. Love the idea of chocolate hummus!

  8. Chocolate hommous is such an interesting idea! thankyou for sharing this with us :D

  9. The tostada and collard burrito look phenomenal. I can't wait for the stew recipe. I could use something to warm me up right now; this New England weather is wearing me down! We had 7+ inches of snow and now ice on top.

  10. The frosting sounds amazing! It's hard to believe you can't taste black beans or vinegar in it but I'll take your words for it.

  11. A treat indeed, those energy balls look wonderful! I really like how you balanced out the sweetness with a touch of vinegar... Smart thinking. ;)

  12. I have to ask, what is the trick to getting your smoothies so smooth? My blender just can't seem to do it and I really want to try yours.

  13. Hannah, I am a firm believer of using acidity in all areas of cooking!

    Forever a Student, I have a Vita Mix.. and that helps tremendously.

    Also, I use frozen banana which seeds to help.. when you blend, do you add the water first? That helps too I've found.. just add the water/greens. Blend really well and then add the rest of the ingredients.

  14. Ok, I love the idea of chocolate hummus/bean frosting. I regularly eat "chocomole"...why not hummus, too?! There's a black bean brownie recipe I've been meaning to try for a while, maybe I'll double up and frost w/ chocolate hummus!

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  16. I was wondering when you'll be bringing back the chocolate hummus (frosting) recipe back??? I went to the site you said is featuring it but I didn't find it there...Thanks LOVE your blog!!!!