Almond Energy Balls
Okay, I don’t know about you but I sure need to be energized in the middle of the day and the energy balls are the perfect thing to have. Energy Balls 3 ways! Enjoy! Serves 15
1 Cup Almonds (Food Processor separately)
*1/4 cup Pine Nuts (Food Processor with the almonds)
4 MedJool dates
2 Tbsp Almond butter ( Almond Butter contains many healthy fats that reduce cholesterol and prevent disease, high in protein and you can also shed off some extra weight by including almond butter into your diet.)
1 tsp Chlorella powder or 1 tbsp Baoba Powder
4-5 Tbsp Coconut Nectar
2 Tbsp cacao Powder
Add the Almonds and Pine nuts in the Food Processor then the dates afterwards the rest of the dry ingredients mix until well incorporated. Add in the wet ingredient and combine by hand or in the food processor. You can sprinkle these energy balls with Poppy seeds, Coconut, Sesame, cocoa powder or almonds. For best results, chill in the fridge for about an hour before eating. Now, off to work with my energy balls.
*Pin Nuts are seeds of Pine Trees. Suppress your appetite, Boost energy, reduce heart disease risk, anti-aging antioxidants, and vision health. I also use Pine Nuts in my salads.
Spirulina Chocolate Balls
1/4 cup hemp seed
1/2 cup cacao powder
2 tbsp spirulina
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp raw honey
Pinch of sea salt
1 vanilla bean or few drops vanilla extract
Use your hands to knead the mixture until it is all mixed together. Roll into balls, put on wax paper, and refrigerate until firm.
Food is like art, be creative
Here’s a super simple way to make Cacao & Almond Energy Balls at home from one of My favorite blog by Deliciously Ella from London, England. She also has great recipes and several cook books. (via Delicsiouly Ella)
Energy Balls with Medjool Dates and Figs
My favorite place to buy fresh Medjool dates and fresh figs is at the Palm Pantry, sphinxdateco.com in Scottsdale. They offer me the recipe to share with you.
- 1 cup nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts or pecans)
- 3/4 cup pitted medjool dates
- 3/4 cup other dried fruit such as raisins, figs or more dates
- pinch of sea salt
Directions: Add the nuts to a food processor and pulse util they form large crumbs. Then, with the motor running, add the dates and other dried fruit to the food processor. Process until you have a mixture that sticks together when you press it between your fingers. Pour the mixture onto a bowl, and roll into balls. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Store the balls in the refrigerator for up to a few weeks or in the freezer for a few months. Yum, yum!