Another reason energy balls rock!
It’s been a while since we last posted a little recipe – but here we are! Our friend Emily who bakes healthy goodies for a small coffee shop in Nicosia called Ipanema made sure this recipe was worth it!
Whether it’s first thing in the morning or midafternoon, we all need an energy boost at some point during the day. Coffee is one solution; But when you need something with more sustenance, we recommend reaching for energy bites.
These balls are loaded with nutrients to keep you focused and going strong no matter what life throws at you. Even better, they’re simple to make: Most require combining a few ingredients in a food processor, then rolling right up. Just stash them in the fridge and take a few with you for when your tank nears “empty.”
Who doesn’t want what is basically a healthy version of cookie dough or muffin batter in their best forms? They are delicious, they’re a really satisfying snack (or pre-work out bite or light breakfast or dessert), they’re absurdly customizable.
Another reason energy balls rock — they’re a safe snack for pretty much any food intolerance or allergy. They’re real food and you don’t even need to turn on the stove or pre-heat the oven. Perfect for summer when it’s too hot to even think about turning on the oven Oh, and they make a great travel snack that lasts on the road and can get you through the beach hassle-free!
So here you go:
- 100g chopped walnuts or hazelnuts,
- 100g almonds,
- 2 tbsp linseed, sunflower seeds or any seeds you have in your pantry
- 170g medjool dates, pitted and chopped
- 100g soft dried blueberries, chopped
- 100g blackberries, pitted and chopped
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp honey Pinch of sea salt
- 100g desiccated coconut for coating
1. Soak the dried fruit in a bowl of water whilst you blend the nuts together in a blender
2. Add the dried fruit to the blender and blitz until a ball starts to form in the blender
3. Add the powders and spices blitz again and by now your mix should hold together
4. Roll out small balls – I use a tablespoon if that makes it easier for you!
5. At this point you can roll them in coconut and refrigerate them
Recipe from Emily Christou
Insta profile: @emilychristou21