When I started off on my healthy eating journey I was very scared. How would I survive? What would I eat for snacks? I scoured the supermarkets, literally putting my money where my mouth was and spent a fortune on healthy energy bars. It didn’t take long for me to realise I was racking up the big bucks, so instead I started racking our brains as to how I could recreate my fave snacks in the comfort of my own home. After a little bit of experimenting I had the answer. Now I’m bringing you the easiest, yummiest energy balls you could ever wish to taste! And they only have FOUR ingredients! None of this scouring health food shops for oddly-named seeds and powders, your local supermarket should have all of the ingredients (and if not, well aisle be damned. Sorry.)
So here goes…
Makes around 10 energy balls
- 1 cup dates
- 1 cup ground almonds (or regular for more of a crunch)
- 4 tbsp sultanas
- 2 heaped tbsp cacao powder
Whizz all the ingredients in a food processor for a couple of minutes until they form a sticky, smooth mixture. Shape into balls and garnish with whatever the hell you like (we like goji berries and cacao nibs but the world is your vegan-raw -oyster). Store in an airtight container in the fridge (or freezer – just remember to give them a little time to defrost before you tuck in!)
Now I’m not a mathematician but we can tell you that making these is a whole lot cheaper than buying brand name alternatives from the shops!
I’m so excited for you to try them – let me know what you think!
Love, Mrs H xx