- 200 g grated coconut
- 300 g granulated sugar
- 8 tablespoons heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
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- Combine the grated coconut, heavy cream, 1 ½ cups sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl.
- Spoon out 1 tablespoon of mixture and shape a 2 ½ cm ball.
- Repeat the same process until all of the mixture is made into small balls. Set aside for 1 hour.
- In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon, cocoa powder and the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
- Dip each coconut ball into the mixture and tap to release the excess coating.
- Arrange nicely on a serving platter. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.