dark chocolate supa balls

By Robin Youkillis

We LOVE some Michael Franti, and are always rocking in out in the kitchen, especially to his second album “Chocolate Supa Highway.” Put on the track and mix away to a power punch of protein and a little sweet treat! You can even freeze the 2nd half of the batch. Servings: about 12 balls Time: 10 minutes NOTE: If you’re someone who doesn’t like a ton of sweets hanging around you can half this recipe. If you want to share, make the full recipe (or even double it and store some in your freezer!).


1 cup + 1 tablespoon rolled oats

1/2 cup raw almond butter

1 Tbsp. maple syrup

2 Tbsps. dark chocolate chips

1 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds

1 Tbsp. hemp seeds

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp sea salt


Stir together oats and almond butter. Then add in maple syrup, seeds, chocolate, cinnamon and salt. Mix until thoroughly combined (you can just go ahead and use your hands!). Add some more oats if mixture feels too wet. Spoon out 1 tablespoons’ worth and firmly shape into a ball. You might need to firmly squeeze them into a ball so they keep their shape Place on a container and put in the fridge to “set” for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

About Robin Youkillis:

Based in New York City, Robin is a certified health coach and member of AADP, The American Association of Drugless Practitioners. With a B.A. from Syracuse University. Many teachers include: Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, AnneMarie Colbin, Joel Fuhrman, Barry Sears (The Zone), Neal Barnard, Arthur Agatston (South Beach Diet), Sally Fallon, Mark Hyman, Andrea Beaman, David Katz, John Douillard, Walter Willet, Marion Nestle, Harville Hendrix. She believes that it’s not what you eat some of that time that makes you healthy, it’s what you eat most of the time.