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Apricot Coconut Balls

Serves: 8

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a great start to your week yesterday! I followed up with my doctor last night and things are looking better than expected! I am really excited! I will be taking the rest of the week off from cardio just to ensure that I am 100% healed before I ‘hit the ground “running” again’ 🙂 Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

Can you believe that Christmas is 1 week from today? I am still shocked. I have so much to do! I haven’t wrapped a single present yet. Plus, I have to figure out which dessert recipes I will be baking! I know these delicious, super easy cookie balls will definitely be on my list! What is on your baking list?

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Fit Ingredients

  • 1/4c + 2tbs (60g) dried apricots (no sugar added)*
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbs pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4c (56g) greek yogurt (or coconut oil for paleo)
  • few drops liquid stevia, optional
  • 1/3c (35g) coconut flour
  • 2 tbs (8g) vanilla casein protein powder (or more coconut flour)
  • 2 tbs (7g) reduced fat, shredded coconut

*feel free to add in up to 3/4c of dried fruit for more or less sweetness

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  • blender
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. In a blender add your apricots, eggs, vanilla, greek yogurt (or coconut oil) and stevia (if using).

4. Blend ingredients until mixed.

5. In a bowl whisk together your coconut flour and protein powder.

6. Add your wet ingredients to your coconut flour.

7. Mix well.

8. Place your shredded coconut in a bowl.

9. Roll your dough into 8 balls.

10. Roll each ball around in the coconut until coated.

11. Bake for ~ 15 minutes.

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These little fruit bites are the perfect pack and go snack! They have the sweetness from the apricots and coconut that is sure to help kick that sugar craving….the healthy way! I ate mine as an afternoon snack with some greek yogurt! So delicious! You can swap the fruit to whatever your favorite flavor!

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 8 balls)

Calories: 71.4, Protein: 3.8g, Carbs: 8.2g, Fat: 2.2g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 36mg, Fiber: 2g (Net Carbs: 6.2g)

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11 Comments
  • That's GREAT that you received good news at your appointment yesterday. I'm so happy for you <3 Enjoy your day.
    December 18, 2012
      • That's fine girl. Take your time =)
        December 19, 2012
  • So cool for good news!!! I have had to be "out" due to things & it is hard for us hard core people! :) So many delish recipes!!!!
    December 18, 2012
  • still hard to believe Christmas is soooo close! we still have a lot to do before - lots of baking :) oh love this time of year!
    December 18, 2012
  • Ouch about the glute! Happy you're on the mend though--I get so grumpy/antsy/miserable when I'm supposed to be taking it easy too, I still have horrible memories of the time I sprained my ankle and had to stay off of it for WEEKS. It felt like years.
    December 18, 2012
  • Yum! These would be great pre workout snacks! :) Hope you are having a great week!
    December 18, 2012

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