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).
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).