Energy Balls

This is a super easy recipe that makes approximately 20 balls.
This recipe is raw and gluten free.
The only equipment that you need is a good food processor.

Remember to use organic ingredients whenever possible.

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups almonds, ground to a fine meal in the food processor
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup dates, soaked for 20 minutes to soften
4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (bowl in hot water method *)
3 tablespoons ground flax seed soaked in 9 tablespoons water for a few minutes
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins or dried fruit of choice
1/2 cup raw cacao nibs or chocolate chips or chopped nuts of choice

Procedure:

  • If you have not ground the almonds to a fine meal yet, do this and add the sea salt
  • Add the dates and process until smooth
  • Add the coconut oil, the flax and the shredded coconut and mix well.  It should all be sticking together.
  • Now add the remaining ingredients and mix to your desired consistency.  If the mixture is too dry, try adding water, a teaspoon at a time.  If it is too wet, try adding more shredded coconut or more almond meal.
  • Put a tablespoon of the mixture in your hand and roll in to a ball.  Place on a large platter or cookie sheet or a container that you would store muffins in.  Continue to make the balls until all the ‘dough’ is used.
  • Place in the fridge for at least an hour to firm up.  Alternatively you could place them in the freezer for 30 minutes and then move to the fridge.
  • Enjoy and share!

*Bowl in hot water method…scoop coconut oil into a small bowl.  Place this bowl into a larger bowl filled with hot water.  Let sit until melted.  This could take about 15 minutes or so.

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Energy Balls
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 20 balls
 
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups almonds, ground to a fine meal in the food processor
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup dates, soaked for 20 minutes to soften
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (bowl in hot water method *)
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seed soaked in 9 tablespoons water for a few minutes
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or raisins or dried fruit of choice
  • ½ cup raw cacao nibs or chocolate chips or chopped nuts of choice
Instructions
  1. If you have not ground the almonds to a fine meal yet, do this and add the sea salt
  2. Add the dates and process until smooth
  3. Add the coconut oil, the flax and the shredded coconut and mix well.  It should all be sticking together.
  4. Now add the remaining ingredients and mix to your desired consistency.  If the mixture is too dry, try adding water, a teaspoon at a time.  If it is too wet, try adding more shredded coconut or more almond meal.
  5. Put a tablespoon of the mixture in your hand and roll in to a ball.  Place on a large platter or cookie sheet or a container that you would store muffins in.  Continue to make the balls until all the 'dough' is used.
  6. Place in the fridge for at least an hour to firm up.  Alternatively you could place them in the freezer for 30 minutes and then move to the fridge.
  7. Enjoy and share!
  8. *Bowl in hot water method...scoop coconut oil into a small bowl.  Place this bowl into a larger bowl filled with hot water.  Let sit until melted.  This could take about 15 minutes or so.

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