Energy Balls Three Ways

1balls1Keeping energy levels consistent throughout the week can be tricky. With many people dealing with high stress levels, insufficient sleep, and a diet which includes processed foods, chemicals and way too much refined sugar, it’s no wonder such a huge amount of us experience chronic low-level inflammation,. This in turn often develops into chronic disease such as diabetes, arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, or heart disease.

If you’re currently getting yourself through the week with copious amounts of coffee, energy drinks, or sugary snacks, (and subsequently experiencing a crash in energy shortly after!) then today’s recipe can seriously help you make a noticeable change to how you feel. By using healthy carbohydrates like oats, dates and honey or a vegan alternative like maple syrup or agave, we’re able to combine the slow-release energy that oats provide, with the quick pick-me-up feeling that the dried fruit and natural honey are able to elicit.

Try these different flavour combinations, and experiment with your own favourite flavours too! Take them with you to work or school, when you’ve got a busy day of running errands, or as a healthy snack on a long journey or Springtime walk.

For each different recipe, simply add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until it all combines. Roll into bite-size balls, and pop in the fridge for a couple of hours to set.

Coffee & Cocoa Instant Energy Balls

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 handful dates
  • 2 tbsp good quality instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • pinch of good quality salt
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave

Vanilla, Cashew & Beetroot Balls

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 handful dates
  • 1 small handful cashews or 2 tbsp cashew nut butter
  • 2 tsp beetroot powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave
  • 2 tsp coconut oil

Nutty Almond & Maple Energy Balls

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 handful dates
  • 1 small handful almonds (soak them over night if you’re able to)
  • 2-3 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Enjoy! And feel free to share you own ideas below!

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