Adaptogenic Almond Cacao Bites (plant based + paleo + keto)

Updated: Jan 24

These easy to make adaptogen, protein and anioxidant packed treats are the perfect alternative to those traditional peanut butter cups in the orange package!

MACA ROOT POWDER contains flavonoids, which are thought to improve mood and reduce anxiety

RAW ALMOND BUTTER is full of vitamin e and other antioxidant compounds that have been shown to help regulate blood sugar and prevent disease

RAW LOCAL HONEY contains the naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide compound which has been shown to kill unwanted bacteria and fungus

PURE MAPLE SYRUP contains zinc, which has been shown to help fight illness by improving the immune system response

CACAO POWDER is a rich source of polyphenols, which have been shown to help prevent neurodegenerative diseases by improving brain function and blood flow

VIRGIN COCONUT OIL contains fatty acids that can encourage your body to burn fat, which provides the brain with energy

NATURAL SEA SALT helps to alkalize the body and maintain electrolyte balance

Adaptogenic Almond Cacao Bites


1/4 cup raw almond butter, unsalted

1 tbsp maca root powder

2 tbsp rugged ridge forest wood fired maple syrup

1/4 tsp+ duxbury saltworks classic sea salt


Combine 1/4 cup raw almond butter, 1 tbsp maca root powder, 2 tbsp rugged ridge forest wood fired maple syrup, 1/4 tsp duxbury saltworks classic sea salt in a bowl and whisk until evenly combined.

Then, form the mixture into 1" balls, place on a baking sheet and freeze until firm.

Once frozen, gently dip the frozen almond butter balls into the Salted Chocolate Shell Mixture and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp duxbury saltworks classic sea salt and freeze until firm.

Salted Chocolate Shell


1/4 cup coconut oil, liquefied

1/2 cup cacao powder

1/4 cup raw local honey

1/4 tsp+ duxbury saltworks classic sea salt


Combine the coconut oil and cacao powder in a bowl and whisk until smooth, then add the raw local honey and duxbury saltworks classic sea salt continue whisking until smooth.

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