Fool-proof Energy Balls

Homemade energy balls have been around for ages but sometimes they can have a whole host of ingredients which you either don’t have or want to get. Energy balls are super simple and basically consist of some wet mostly sweet ingredients mixed with dry ingredients. All you need is a food processor/nutri bullet type contraption. Perfect for ride/run snacks or afternoon snackcidents!

As a general rule: Mix 2 parts dry ingredients to 1 part wet. And you should get the desired consistency to form into balls that stay together.

Below I have suggested recipes for two types of energy balls I made this week. But in reality they vary so so much! I just chuck whatever I have in the cupboard. So here are some examples of ingredients I like to use:

Dry ingredients
Oats
Ground almonds
Nuts
Chia seeds
Flaxseeds (ground or DIY)
Desiccated coconut

Wet ingredients:
Coconut oil
Peanut butter (or any nut butter)
Honey
Dates
Dried fruit (figs/raisins/apricots/mango….)

Additional flavours:
Cacao/cocoa
Dark chocolate
Cinnamon

Coconut oil & nut butter are great for binding the whole mix together and make the balls more solid when you put them in the fridge. Oats or nuts generally form the main bulk of any good recipe.

Cacao, Date & Almond Energy Balls

Ingredients:

1 cup Oats
1 cup Ground Almonds
1 cup Dates
2 tbsp Nut butter
2 tbsp Coconut oil
2 tbsp Cacao/Cocoa powder

Method:

  • Soak dates in boiling water for a few minutes (unless they are super juicy already!).
  • Blend Dates with the nut butter and oil until smooth.
  • Add dry ingredients to mix and pulse to combine.
  • Form into balls.
  • Optional: Roll in chia/coconut/cacao.
  • Refrigerate to firm up.

Mango and Coconut Energy Balls

Ingredients:

1 cup Oats
1 cup Desiccated Coconut
1 cup Dried Mango & a few dates (can omit)
2 tbsp Coconut oil

Method:

  • Soak mango and dates if using for a few minutes in boiling water.
  • Blend with coconut oil until smooth.
  • Add oats and coconut and pulse until combined.
  • Form into balls & roll in coconut if you want.
  • Refrigerate to firm up.

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