DATE AND NUT ENERGY BALLS RECIPE

I’ve just booked a holiday to Thailand which means I need to start getting beach body ready. EEEK.

To help get me ready for jumping around in bikinis and shorts, I’ve started doing boot camp and boxing a couple of times a week. I’m bad with hunger pangs anyway, but after exercise I’m like a starved lion raiding every cupboard in sight.

These energy balls are a great way to refuel after a workout, hit that sweet craving, are really simple to make and can be stored for up to 3 weeks. In other words, they are balls of perfection.

There a plenty of amazing recipes for these, and you’ve probably tried one of two, but this is by far my favourite (accidental) recipe!

I use walnuts, almonds and cashews, but you can use any nuts you like. I personally love using walnuts as I love the stronger taste they add.

Energy Balls

  • Servings: 15
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 12 medjool dates
  • 1 1/2 cups of nuts – two variations at least. (I used almonds, cashews and walnuts)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seed
  • 2 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Method

  • Place everything in your blender and blitz for around 2-3 minutes or until a sticky dough has been formed. If it isn’t sticky enough, add more dates until ready
  • Scoop out the mixture and shape into balls
  • If you haven’t already eaten them all, keep them in the fridge for the perfect post workout snack!

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The key ingredients are the dates, nuts and maple syrup – the others are optional! This means you can pick and choose which extras you add to they are catered to your preferred taste.

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Each bite tastes like indulgent, sticky, chocolate fudge – oooh it’s too much! I can’t get enough, and neither can my brother who keeps pinching them after his triathlon training, so I know you will love them too.

ENJOY!

xox

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  One thought on “DATE AND NUT ENERGY BALLS RECIPE

  1. July 27, 2015 at 11:11

    Now that’s a recipe I WILL try! Thanks πŸ™‚

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