Saturday, 31 January 2015

Recipe | Super Easy Energy Balls

The thing I struggle with when eating healthy is snacking. All my meals are healthy but when it comes to snacks I find it hard to choose something healthy that will satisfy my sweet tooth. I tried something similar to these a while ago and recently rediscovered them when looking for a post workout snack, I changed things up and I thought i'd share the recipe for two different types as they're really easy and super tasty.
Recipe | Super Easy Energy Balls
Recipe | Super Easy Energy Balls
Coconut Chocolate Balls (Makes around 9 balls)
Ingredients:
1/4 cup of dates (soaked)
1/4 cup of unsweetened desiccated coconut 
1 tbsp cocoa powder

1. The first thing you want to do is remove the stones from your dates then let them soak in water for around 30 minutes too an hour. I wouldn't skip this step as it makes them a lot easier to blend and the mix will be smoother.
Recipe | Super Easy Energy Balls
2. In a food processor add in all the ingredients and pulse for around 30 seconds until all the mix is combined.
Recipe | Super Easy Energy Balls
3. Once everything is blended you can use a teaspoon to scoop out the mixture and roll into a ball between your hands. In a separate bowl have some extra coconut to roll the balls in.
Recipe | Super Easy Energy Balls
4. Then you just need to put them in a container and allow to chill in the fridge for around 20 minutes so they firm up a little bit.

Nutty Chocolate Balls (Makes around 9 balls)
Ingredients:
1/4 cup of dates (soaked)
3-4 tbsp of ground almonds
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp of seeds (I used sunflower seeds)
2 tbsp/ of nuts (I used almonds and pecans - around 5-6 of each)
Recipe | Super Easy Energy Balls
1. You're going to want to soak you dates as mentioned above then add all the ingredients into you food processor and blend. If the mix seems a little sticky you can add some more ground almonds or nuts to help it to combine more.
2. Use a teaspoon to scoop out the mix, roll into a ball and then roll the balls in sesame seeds or chopped nuts. Set aside in a container and allow to chill for 20 minutes.
Recipe | Super Easy Energy Balls
Recipe | Super Easy Energy Balls
It's that easy! These taste like you're having a treat and really help to satisfy that sweet tooth and give you an energy boost in the afternoon or after a workout. The coconut ones are probably my favourite as they taste like a bounty chocolate bar! I hope this recipe is helpful if you're looking for easy snack ideas, you can really add anything you like as long as you have equal amounts dates to dry ingredients. Let me know if you makes these and would like to see more recipe posts.

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