ChocoFlax PB Balls Recipe – Food is Medicine

Food is Medicine | ChocoFlax PB Balls Recipe | Calgary WOW Centre | Integrated Wellness Centre | SW Calgary

If you’re looking to boost the nutritional power of your meals and recipes, then add a tablespoon (or two) of flax seeds – and enjoy this ChocoFlax PB Balls Recipe!

Flax seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acid ALA, which is proven to benefit heart health and is linked to a lower risk of stroke. They contain lignans, which may help in preventing breast and prostate cancer, as well as other types of cancer.

Flax is high in fiber making it good for your digestion, and it can help lower cholesterol and plays an important role in improving heart health, by lowering blood pressure and may also lower blood sugar due to their insoluble fiber content.

You can stir ground flaxseed into oatmeal, add whole seeds to meatloaf or burgers, or sprinkle over salads.

Nutrition Facts

1 Tbsp (7 grams) of flax seeds contains:

37 calories

1 gram of protein

2 grams of carbs

2 grams of fiber

3 grams of fat (including 1600 mg of omega-3 fatty acids)

Highest concentration of lignans of any other plant food


If you want a healthier sweet snack check this recipe out!

It’s sweetened with natural sugar from dates and it’s loaded with fiber. You can substitute almond butter or sunflower butter for the peanut butter if you prefer.

This recipe uses puffed cereal – use your favorite, just make sure it’s whole grain (like amaranth, brown rice, millet, etc.) with no added sugars.


(Makes about 30 balls)

● 2½ cups (400 grams) pitted dates, chopped

● ¾ cup (15 grams) puffed cereal

● 1½ tbsp cacao powder

● ¾ cup (190 grams) smooth natural peanut butter

● 3 tbsp (20 grams) ground flaxseed

● ⅛ tsp sea salt

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until everything is chopped, then process for about a minute to fully combine. You may need to scrape down the sides. The mixture will be both sticky and slightly dry.

Take 1 tbsp of the mixture and roll it into a tight ball and place in a reusable storage container. Repeat until all the mixture is used. Refrigerate and eat within 1 week.

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