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Irma Jennings - INHC - Holistic Bone Coach

Chocolate Bone Treats

There's plenty of mystique tied to chocolate. Over the centuries, cocoa has been touted as an aphrodisiac and a health elixir. The Mayans even used cocoa as a form of cash and buried their aristocrats with it. Cacoa powder is rich in polyphenols, healthy fats and minerals such as copper and manganese. A plus is using Botanica Origins Cacoa Powder which is low in cadmium.
Let's not forget about the benefits of walnuts. Walnuts contain a high amount of manganese. Manganese has been shown to prevent osteoporosis in combination with the minerals calcium and copper. Magnesium, another mineral in walnuts, is important for bone formation as it helps with the absorption of calcium into the bone.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 274 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Dates pitted and packed
  • 2 cups Walnuts raw
  • 6 Tbsp Cocoa powder I used Botanica Origins Cacao Powder because it is low in cadmium.
  • 3 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
  • 3 Tbsp Almond Butter Creamy
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp coconut shredded
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil Optional - for added fudginess

Instructions
 

  • Pulse pitted dates in a food processor until it forms small pieces.
  • Add all other ingredients into the processor and pulse. (accept for shredded coconut)
  • Do not over pulse or over blend.
  • Scoop out and roll into balls.
  • Roll balls into shredded coconut
  • Store in an air tight fridge up to a week or freeze for 2-3 months.

Notes

This recipe makes 20 treats and a serving size is 2. 
The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based on ingredients and products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 7gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 60mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 0.4mgVitamin K: 1µgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mgMagnesium: 72mgPhosphorus: 189mgSelenium: 2µgZinc: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate, Dates
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