Feel Good Week: Day Five – Chocolate Chickpea Balls

The longer you spend each day scrolling through social media, the more you should focus on what accounts you follow. Positivity, which influencers like Dr. Ciara Kelly exude, is what we need during our chill out time. When we are scrolling, we so nonchalantly take on advice, sometimes not even realizing it has an effect on us.

Getting back into my hobby of food blogging, and this time with the hope that it may eventually tie in with my career plans, I find it important to seek advice, inspiration and positive vibes from the right accounts as this will no doubt help me along my journey. I like how interactive Ciara is with her followers, not only posting images but having conversations on her stories regularly, not only posting great recipes, but also posting health and well-being advice that will really stand to us. I also like the honesty she portrays, which sometimes involves calling out the incorrect information of some sponsored influencers of the Instagram world – credit where it’s due! Onwards and upwards.

Here is a delicious easy-to-make recipe of Ciara’s, which also proves that chickpeas can be enjoyed sweet as well as savory. This week I am highlighting recipes, not only because of their great taste, but their ability to make you feel good. Avoid snacking on processed treats, and stick to this high fibre, low-sugar, chocolate heaven instead. This only involves throwing all ingredients together into a blender, rolling the mixture into separate balls and then enjoying them immediately or else storing them away for later!

I only made some small alterations to this recipe, which was adding a drop of dairy-free milk to aid my blending, and using agave syrup instead of honey. Check out The Irish Balance (Ciara’s website) for more delicious treats as well as other great quality content!


  • Almond butter, x2 tblspns
  • Honey/agave syrup, x2 tblspns
  • Chia seeds, 1 tblspn
  • Cocoa powder, x2 tblspns
  • Chickpeas, 1 400 g tin
  • Dairy free milk, 2 tblspns (to aid blending)

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