'Dash' energy balls recipe
To be quite honest when it comes to energy balls, I used to be pretty lazy and buy them from the supermarket (Deliciously Ella ones are amazing) but this started to add up as I tend to buy them most days. So last night I decided to experiment a bit and make my own.
These sweet, no bake treats take minutes to throw together, are filled with good-for-you ingredients, and make for quick, portable breakfasts and snacks which is ideal for me when I'm on the go with Jago and ideal for Calum when he needs a healthy pick me up between meetings at work.
Calum has a nut allergy so these energy balls are nut free (damn you Calum) but of course you can add a handful of almonds if you want. I actually used sesame seeds as a substitute for that yummy nutty taste and crunch.
So here is the super simple recipe for my 'Dash' energy balls:
- 1 cup of dates
- Half a cup of oats
- 2 big tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
- 2 big tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 2 big tablespoons of flaxseeds
- 4 big table spoons of sesame seeds
- 2 scoops of protein powder (I use Xendurance)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Chop the dates into small pieces, then throw them in the blender alongside the oats, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, protein powder, vanilla essence and honey. Blend all the ingredients together until a nice sticky mixture is formed.
Roll the mixture into balls and then place in the fridge for 30 minutes, then take out and roll each one in sesame seeds until totally covered.
Place the balls in the fridge to set.