Coconut Mint Balls

If you’re eating ketogenic, or looking for a low-carb, low sugar healthy snack, coconut mint balls might be your game.

Ok, so these are mint-flavoured, and mint isn’t EVERYONE’s cup of tea.

Simply exclude the mint if you like, and add some cacao powder, or some other flavoured extract.

Easy.

A point to make here – look for sulphur-free coconut, flaked or dessicated, if you can get it.

Finer flakes are easier to chew than the bigger flakes, but knock yourself out if you want to go all rugged with your coconut.

This recipe is so delicious, you will wish you knew about it earlier.

NOTE that each ball is high in fat and calories – about half a meal’s worth of calories, in fact.

So eat sparingly, proceed with caution, and all that.

Know that calories in and out are just as important as the quality of what you eat.

Coconut Mint Balls – Ingredients

Makes 12 serves

  • 3 cups coconut, desicated, sulphur-free
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (add more to taste if needed, or use xylitol)
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

This recipe is best suited to mesomorphs and endomorphs who can  tolerate higher fat.

Coconut Mint Balls – Method

1. Blitz all ingredients in your Thermomix or food processor.

2. Shape into 12 even-sized balls.

3. Refrigerate for 10 minutes before serving.

 

Coconut Mint Balls – Nutritional Info

Servings: 12

Body types: Mesomorphs and Endomorphs

Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition (per ball): 332 calories, 34.3g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 143mg potassium, 8.4g carbohydrates, 4.1g fibre, 4.1g sugar, 1.7g protein.

Recipe Type

Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan

Storage 

Serve immediately – or store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Caveats/Allergies/Intolerances

This recipe may not suit people with certain types of nut allergies. Each ball is very high in fat – eat sparingly!

Melanie White

Melanie White

Chief Inspiration Coach

I’m a quirky scientist and a Health and Wellness Coach who helps 35+ women to understand and eat right for their body type.