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Mood-Boosting No-Bake Fudgy Red Velvet Cake Balls + CBD Cream Cheese Frosting (Paleo/Vegan)

Healthy Recipes

12 February 2020

 

If it wasn’t already obvious (see recipe index) I have a serious sweet tooth.

While I don’t feel great if I overdue it with the sugar (let’s be honest who does?) I am ALL for indulging mindfully in a treat every now and again (cough cough every night after dinner).

 

But if you know me, then you also know I can’t settle for anything that doesn’t both taste good AND make you feel good too.

 

And that’s where these No-Bake Fudgy Red Velvet Cake Balls + CBD Cream Cheese Frosting come in.

Not only are they void of the usual dessert culprits (dairy, refined sugar, gluten, processed oils) that can leave us feeling puffy, bloated, unbalanced and with breakouts but they’re rich in stress-reducing, mood-boosting ingredients, including healthy fats like nut butter (crucial for supporting brain function and mood), cacao (contains powerful antioxidants called polyphenols that boost blood brain flow, as well as magnesium, an “anti-stress” mineral that promotes calm, muscle relaxation and optimal sleep), beet powder (loaded with betaine, which helps the brain form natural antidepressants such as serotonin, a chemical in the body that regulates our mood) and CBD (regulates your neurotransmitter and mitochondrial function).

While it does contain sugar in the form of maple syrup, the combination of collagen protein, fat, and fiber help to balance out your blood sugar, which is also crucial for regulating your mood.

And while that might be exciting on the health front, let me assure you the taste and texture of these treats remind me exactly of a fudgy, rich cake ball, just a whole lot more filling and satisfying (so that you truly feel good just eating one). The CBD Cream Cheese Frosting is optional, but it’s also super easy to make and takes these no-bake cake balls to the next level.

Make a batch and keep in the freezer to have on hand for whenever a sweet craving strikes (or give em to friends/family/loved ones this Valentine’s Day for a thoughtful, heartfelt gesture).

Sending you so much love, today and always.

xx //

Lauren

 

Mood-Boosting No-Bake Fudgy Red Velvet Cake Balls + CBD Cream Cheese Frosting (Paleo/Vegan)
 
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These no-bake chocolatey treats are easy to make, paleo, vegan and loaded with stress-reducing, mood-boosting ingredients.
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Recipe type: dessert, treat, snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-12
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Preparation
  1. Begin with your cake balls by adding all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips/chunks) to a large bowl and stirring well with a spoon.
  2. Next add wet ingredients (vanilla extract, nut butter and maple syrup) and mix with a spoon until well combined.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips/chunks, then roll into balls with your hands or use a small ice cream scooper.
  4. Set balls on a parchment lined pan and place in fridge to chill.
  5. Add all CBD Cream Cheese Frosting ingredients to a small bowl and mix with beaters (or a high speed blender) until creamy and smooth.
  6. Remove balls from fridge and drizzle cream cheese frosting on top (you should have more leftover).
  7. Place back in fridge and store for up to a week or freezer for 2 months.