Chocolate & Ashwagandha Protein Bites - The Holistic Highway - Ayurveda

Indulge in a Healthy Delight: Ashwagandha Chocolate Protein Bites

At The Holistic Highway, we always look for delicious and nutritious ways to incorporate holistic health into everyday life. One such delightful discovery comes from Mountain Rose Herbs, who have crafted an irresistible recipe for Paleo Ashwagandha Chocolate Protein Bites. Inspired by their work, we’ve decided to share this recipe, highlighting the incredible benefits of ashwagandha and the power of adaptogens.

Imagine sinking your teeth into a treat with the soft, chewy texture of cookie dough, the warm, aromatic kick of chai-inspired spices, and the beloved, intense flavor of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate, especially when it’s organic and fair trade, is an excellent choice for those looking to satisfy their sweet cravings while maintaining a healthy diet. It contains antioxidants, particularly flavonoids, which support overall health, and essential minerals like iron, magnesium, and zinc. With its rich, intense flavor, dark chocolate can be a satisfying treat without the extra sweetness of milk chocolate. It also pairs wonderfully with various ingredients, making it a versatile addition to any snack.

What is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a legendary herb cherished in Ayurvedic medicine for its adaptogenic and rejuvenating properties. Adaptogens like ashwagandha help the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical, or biological. This makes ashwagandha a popular addition to snacks like energy bars and these delightful chocolate bites. For more on the benefits of ashwagandha, check out my previous blog post here.

The Power of Adaptogens and Chocolate

Adaptogens are natural substances that help the body adapt to stress and exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes. Incorporating adaptogens into your diet can enhance your overall well-being, reduce stress, and improve mental clarity and energy levels. Combined with the benefits of dark chocolate, which is rich in antioxidants and essential minerals, these chocolate protein bites offer a delicious way to boost your health.

Chocolate & Ashwagandha Protein Bites

Recipe credit: Mountain Rose Herbs

Makes 14 to 18 bites (depending on size).

Chocolate & Ashwagandha Protein Bites

Ingredients
  

  • cup organic tahini
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp organic almond butter (or nt butter of your choiuce)
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp raw, local honey
  • ¼ cup fair trade, organic darl chocolate, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp ashwagandha powder
  • 2 Tbsp organic cacao powder (plus more as needed)
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • Toppings hemp seeds & coconut flakes

Instructions
 

  • Mix tahini, almond butter, and hiney in a medium bowl until smooth
  • Add herbal powders and mix until well combined
  • Mix in vanilla extract and hemp seeds
  • Mis in chopped chocolate
  • Add more cacao powder, a little at a time, until the dough is thick enough to hold shape
  • Toll dough into 1-inch balls
  • Coat with coconut flakes or hemp seeds and enjoy
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week
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Enjoy these delightful bites and embrace the benefits of ashwagandha and adaptogens in your diet! Thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs for their wonderful inspiration and recipe.

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In health,