These energy balls are filled with all the most amazing super foods in the world – almonds, walnuts, hemp protein, flaxseed, chia seeds, coconut oil, raw cacao and medjool dates. They really are little bites of perfect health. Although of course they are unbelievably delicious too! The most awesome thing about all of these ingredients is that they’re almost all totally packed with all kinds of awesome plant proteins, hemp protein being the richest sources of plant protein available, which means they give you buckets of energy and keep you bouncing around all day long. They make an amazing afternoon pick-me-up too, way better than any chocolate bar.
The fun thing about these though is that they really are just as delicious as any chocolate bar. The subtle hints of raw cacao totally satisfy your chocolate cravings anyway, while also giving you one of the best, richest sources of antioxidants, even better than berries!
They also only take 3 minutes to make and require almost no washing up.
Makes 15 – 20 balls, depending on size
– 1 cup of medjool dates
– 3/4 of a cup of almonds
– 3/4 of a cup of walnuts or any other nut
– 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
– 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed
– 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
– 1 tablespoon of hemp protein powder
– 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
Start by placing the almonds, walnuts, ground flax seed and chia seeds in your food processor. Blend for 1 minute, until the flour forms and the nuts have crumbled.
Then add the remaining ingredients, pitting the dates before adding those. Blend for another minute until a dough forms.
Use your hands to roll the mixture into little balls, place in a bowl and store in the fridge.
Bite and enjoy! Just try not to eat them all at once!