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Special recipe: Guilt-free Christmas Chocolate Balls!


10 pitted dates
50g raw cacao powder
25g ground almonds
5 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon turmeric
200g desiccated coconut
4 tablespoon coconut oil
6 tablespoon xylitol

Confectionary needn’t always be bad for your skin! This brilliant recipe contains no refined sugar, contains plenty of antioxidants in the cacao powder and tastes great. If you want to spice it up try it with a bit of ground cumin and a pinch of Pink Himalayan salt.



  1. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  2. Mix dates, cacao, almonds, turmeric and water in a good powerful blender to make a sticky paste
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend to a coarse consistency
  4. From the mixture roll 12 balls, placing them on a baking tray lined with unbleached non-stick baking paper
  5. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes
  6. Allow to cool before serving

If you’d like to spice the balls up a bit add a tsp of ground cumin and a large pinch of Pink Himalayan salt to the mixture!

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