Energy Balls are the answer to all of my snacking problems. I make sure to always have a batch of these protein packed bites in the freezer so when my stomach starts to growl, or I am experiencing one of my 6pm ravenous states, they are on hand and ready to eat.
I was never very sold on the idea of an energy ball, how tasty could a ball of ground up dried fruit and nuts really be? I added lots of fresh ginger to this recipe and I can honestly say they are absolutely bursting with flavour. I have made these balls with both toasted and raw Brazil nuts and I personally think when the nuts are toasted the flavour is a bit overpowering, but try them both ways and let me know which you prefer.
These Energy Balls will last for up to a week in the fridge or for over a month in the freezer ( I personally prefer eating them frozen). They are great for satisfying a sugar craving, giving you a protein boost before a workout, a quick breakfast, or for those 6pm snack attack moments when you are desperate for something to eat but want to steer clear of any unhealthy options.
If you make this recipe let me know in the comment section below, I would love to hear what you think or take a photo and tag me (@everylastbite_) on Instagram, I love seeing your photos!
- 1 cup dates
- 2 tbsp chopped raw Brazil nuts
- 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 tbsp honey or other sweetener
- 2 tbsp fresh ginger grated
Place the dates in a food processor or blender and blend for 1 minute. Add the Brazil Nuts, shredded coconut, honey and ginger and continue to blend until all nuts/dates have broken down into uniform size and a sticky batter has formed (this can take anywhere from 1-5 minutes depending on the strength of your machine)
Scoop out tablespoon sized amounts of the mixture and roll into balls, depending on the stickiness you can wet your hands a touch to make the balls easier to roll
Store the balls in the fridge in a sealed container for approximately a week, or you can keep them in the freezer for a month.