Do you ever get that 3pm slump when you need a little boost and a simple Energy Fizz Stick alone won't do? I love to have some healthy treats in the fridge for just such emergencies. Homemade Energy Balls are a great snack to have on the go, pre a workout or in my desk draw. They keep me going and ensure I dont reach for the really unhealthy stuff that's in the vending machine. 

Raw Dried Cherry Energy Balls

Ingredients

50g dried cranberries

70g, dried sour cherries (soak in water for 15 minutes & drain before using)

70g cashew nuts

70g walnuts

1 Tablespoon runny honey

15g coconut oil Desiccated coconut to roll

 

Method

Blend walnuts and cashews into flour in a food processor.

Add dried fruit to blender and blitz on high until well chopped.

Add honey and mix until combined and it sticks together.

Take and dessert spoon and roll into a ball in your hands then roll in desiccated coconut.

Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Makes 12 - 15 balls

 

Raw Goldenberry and Apricot  Energy Balls

Ingredients

70g Goldenberries (Andean Super Fruit)

50g, dried apricots (If very dry, soak in water for 15 minutes & drain before using or use the soft ready to eat apricots)

70g almonds

70g walnuts

1 Tablespoon runny honey

15g coconut oil Desiccated coconut to roll

 

Method

Blend almonds and walnuts into flour in a food processor.

Add dried fruit to blender and blitz on high until well chopped.

Add honey and mix until combined and mixture sticks together.

Take and dessert spoon and roll into a ball in your hands then roll in desiccated coconut.

Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Makes 12 - 15 balls

 

Cacao and Cinnamon Balls

Ingredients

75g gluten free oats

75g almonds

180g pitted dates

75g dried figs

2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons maca powder

50g cacao butter (this comes in a  block from the health food store and is different to Cacao nibs) 

30g coconut oil

 

Method

Grind oats and nuts into flour in a food processor. Add cacao butter and grind once more. Set side.

Add dates and figs to food processor together with 3 – 4 tablespoons ground nuts and oats and blitz. The nuts and oats should help it blend more easily and not get too stuck to the blades. Scrape down the sides a couple of times to ensure all fruit is well mixed.

Add all other ingredients and combine again.

Place the sticky mixture in the fridge for 5 – 10 minutes to chill.

Form into balls in your hands and place in an airtight container or roll in coconut and then store. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

 

Makes 20 – 25 balls

 

 

 

 

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