Energy balls

This is one of my most favourite treats, a little recipe I stumbled across and have made my own by mixing up. You can guarantee that a new batch of these is made every single week and in the fridge to be eaten all week. Sweet, sticky, nutty and nutritious it’s a complete guilt free snack that replaces my cake cravings!! Give them a try, all you need is 10 minutes preparation time and a blender….that’s it!

Ingredients:

200g Almonds
400g Medjool dates (any dates can be used)
2 tablespoons of Goji Berries
2 tablespoons of Chia Seeds
1 tablespoon of Milled Flax Seeds
2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons of Almond Butter

Super easy recipe to make. Put all of the dry ingredients in the blender: almonds, goji berries, chia seeds, flax seeds. Make this as chunky or as fine as you want. I personally like mine with lovely little nuggets of almonds so I give it about 30 seconds to a minute altogether in the blender.

Pit the dates (big seeds taken out from the centre!) and pop them, the coconut oil and almond butter into the blender and blend it up. It should all be nicely sticky and start lumping together. If it doesn’t then just add a teaspoon of water at a time until it does. Add the water, then blend and see if it sticks together and if not then continue until it gets nicely sticky together.

That’s pretty much it. Now the best thing is to put a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray, roll the mixture into balls of the size you want and pop them on the tray. When I make this many I usually make between 25 and 30 balls but it completely depends on the size you want them. Then pop the tray in the freezer for about an hour just while it all sets. Then you can either leave them in the freezer and eat from there (I do love them frozen too, they’re like little frozen cakes!) or I usually add them to a plastic container and pop them in the fridge.

I have kept mine for about 3 weeks but just be aware that the longer they’re in the fridge the more they tend to dry out if there are more nuts to the mix.

Then you can tailor the recipe as you like. If you want to be more nutty and less sticky just play with adding less dates and more nuts or the other way around. They are great little snacks to eat all the time.

One of the girls in my class even got her own DIY kit which you can see in the pics below. I gave her all the ingredients in their own little bags for her to give a try. Easy as 1, 2, 3!!

Bags of ingredients Energy balls

If you liked this post then watch out for next week and I’ll post a chocolate variation for you…yes, CHOCOLATE that is yummy and nutritious!

Ciao for now x

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