Cacao Energy Bites

Cacao Energy Balls: Easy Recipe for Superfood Energy Bites

This easy recipe for cacao energy balls comes to you from the Spa Atelier program at Grand Velas Riviera Maya.

Cuisine:  Mexican, Spa

Program:  Spa Atelier


About this Recipe

From the Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Se Spa at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya has launched its Spa Atelier, workshops inspired by local Mexican culture and based upon the principles of ancient Ayurvedic medicine that center around self-discovery.

The first offering at the resort is a workshop to make energy bites full of superfoods. Recipes will vary from Cacao with Acai and Maca Root to Cranberry-Orange and Carrot.

For those who can’t make it to the resort to try out the class, Grand Velas Riviera Maya shares this recipe to make some of the energy bites at home.

Cacao Energy Balls Recipe


  • 1/3 cup powdered cocoa
  • 16 dried dates
  • 7 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Maca Root powder
  • 1 tsp acai
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 4 cups cashews

Cacao Energy Balls: Easy Recipe for Superfood Energy Bites

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Chop the dates in a food processor before adding the cocoa, Maca, honey, coconut oil, oats, acai, and cashews.

Step 2

Pour the mixture into a bowl and mix until well combined. Roll into balls a little under an inch and finish with the topping of choice.

  • Amaranth
  • Chia
  • Hemp seeds
  • Grated coconut

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Spa

Energy Bites Workshop, Grand Velas Riviera Maya

The Energy Bites Workshop at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an hour long, held every Thursday, July through September, for small groups of 3 – 6 people. The class costs $65 USD per person.

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya.

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