Maca Cashew Energy Balls

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  • 3 cups raw cashews
  • 3 tbsp maca powder
  • Dash of sea salt
  • ¼ cup agave
  • goji berries (optional)

Place cashews in a food processor, add in goji berries now if using (can also be done in a blender, be sure to pulse or you’ll end up with cashew butter, super delicious, but that’s another recipe ;).  Pulse until desired consistency. About 1 minute.  You want small enough pieces that you can easily form these into bite size balls.  Add maca powder and sea salt pulse 3-5 times to incorporate.  Next slowly add the agave through the pour spout on food processer, slowly incorporate until the mixture sticks together and looks like a dough.

Next, form mixture into balls, this can get real sticky, gloves are definitely helpful.  Once formed, transfer to airtight container and store in the fridge.  These are equally delicious cold or room temp.

I had a crazy addiction to something similar to these at my gym, I  used to spend $4 per “cookie” on these back in the day.  I figured I either pick up a second job to support my habit or there has to be a way to make these and save myself $4 every time I left the gym.  I looked up the ingredients, made them at home, tweaked them, now they’re even better!  They’re oddly addicting and satisfying and completely curb that sweet craving.  If you’re feeling real fancy (or tired) add 1 tbsp of matcha powder when you add the maca, it’s beyond and tints them a nice pretty green!