Spiced Cocoa Balls
Speculoos and gingerbread spices contain the typical Christmas flavors such as cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg or cardamom. These spices just can not be missing in the Christmas bakery. In combination with nuts, cocoa and dates they make the tastiest of the tastiest energy balls in the world. For our tummy exactly the right mixture, because the wheat flour and the many sugars are spared us with this recipe.
I must be honest with you: This year I had no leisure to bake 6 different sorts of cookies. The thought of not arriving against the perfect, accurate and delicious artwork of my mom and grandmother anyway did the rest. But it does not work without it. That’s why I chose fast, straightforward recipes with the ingredients that my pantry gave me.
Speculoos and gingerbread spices contain the typical Christmas flavors such as cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg or cardamom. These spices just cannot be missing in the Christmas bakery. In combination with nuts, cocoa and dates they make the tastiest of the tastiest energy balls in the world. For our tummy exactly the right mixture, because the wheat flour and the many sugars have spared us with this recipe.
Tip for sensitive bellies: In a FODMAP and low-histamine diet, you should pay attention to the intake of recommended daily balls due to the dried fruit and the cocoa powder. Depending on the compatibility, I recommend 2-3 pieces.
Preparation time in min: 20
Calories per serving: 85
Ingredients (for about 30 balls):
120 g ground hazelnuts
40 g sunflower seeds
120 g medjool dates
4 tsp cocoa powder
0.5 tsp speculoos spice
3 tbsp water
Some cocoa for the coat
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Cabbage, beans or fiber are bloating. Is there anything I can do against it?
A varied diet is important, including healthy fats. These relieve the intestine by ensuring that the food stays in the stomach for a longer time. Therefore always combine the meals with vegetable fats. But watch out – also the amount is important. Furthermore, frozen cabbage or beans are normally leading to less bloating.