Energy balls

Balls! Energy balls for everyone! We all need a lil pick me up sometimes to get us through hectic times and these are perfect for such moments. Great for popping in lunch boxes for all the family and easy and quick to make. I’ve listed a few different recipes below, just try not to get ‘Rollin’ by Limp Bizkit stuck in your head when making them as I did…. let’s say no more on that.

The pictured recipe is from Deliciously Ella, classic almond and cacao energy balls.
Ingredients:
200g almonds
400g medjool dates
4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 1/2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil

Method
First spend 20 mins getting your food processor out from the back of the cupboard whilst batting away a toddler and knocking all the Tupperware flying then pulse the almonds until they’re crushed. Add your dates and coconut oil and now pulse until it has all been mixed together. Now add the almond butter and cacao and mix again. Use roughly a tablespoon sized amount of the mixture and roll into a ball, keep ”Rollin’ rollin’ rollin” until the mixture has finished. Now pop the balls into the freezer for about an hour and store in the fridge afterwards.

These darn tasty balls were found in the archives of Hello Lunch Lady.
Ingredients:
zest from 2 lemons
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup almonds
2 1/2 cup dates
1/2 cup desiccated coconut as extra

Method
Peel the zest from the lemon and then juice it. Now pop everything into a blender/food processor and hit ‘whizz’ until it’s all combined. Roll into bite size balls and then roll in the desiccated coconut, keep in an air tight container in the fridge.

And last but by no means least are these peanut butter bad-boys from BBC Good Food.
Ingredients:
100g Pecans
75g raisins
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp agave syrup
50g desiccated coconut
2 tbsp peanut butter

Method
Put the pecans in the food processor and whizz until you have crumbs. Now add the raisins, peanut butter, flaxseeds, cocoa powder and agave syrup and pulse them until combined. Now use a tablespoon amount and roll them into balls and then roll them in the desiccated coconut to coat. Pop them in the fridge to firm for about 20 mins. Done!

Really hope you like making these, they’re all a big hit in our house!

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