No Bake Energy Balls Recipe
Updated: Jul 23
I am a snacker through and through. Ain't nobody gonna change that about me. As a conscientious foodie, I am aware of what I shovel into my face; ensuring that my snacks are filling, provide steady energy, don't leave me hangry, and most importantly are nom-worthy. I live by the phrase "empty snacks=empty knacks." Yes, I just made that up. It means that "empty snacks" will leave you unable to do anything, including what you've got a "knack" for. Empty snacks not filling you up?--> You're thinking you want more snacks. Empty snacks leaving you sluggish and energy-drained--> You're having trouble focusing. Get it? But mostly because it rhymes. These balls are the solution to the world's snack induced travesties. Customize them to fit your snack taste bud preference.
-1 cup pitted dates
-1/4 cup nut butter (I use unsweetened sunflower seed butter)
-2 tbsp flaxseed
-2 tsp nutmeg
-1 tbsp melted coconut oil
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 cup nuts of your choice (I use a blend of macadamia nuts, pecans, and walnuts)
-Splash of vanilla
Some ideas to add in: a pinch of unsweetened coconut shreds, dried fruit, chocolate chips, carrot peels (carrot cake balls anyone?)
1) Blitz all ingredients in a food processor until an even consistency is reached
2) Scoop out dough and roll into balls. Refrigerate to firm up.
3) Store in fridge