Chai & Chocolate Energy Balls

Full of fibre, antioxidants, plant based protein, warming and digestion-boosting spices, and slow-release carbohydrates, these delicious energy balls are beneficial for the Ayurvedic Vata dosha (referring to someone who mostly feels cold, fragile, with dry skin and aching joints, but also during the Vata season of Autumn). They’re easy to make and seem to go down well with everyone who tries them! They’re definitely a new favourite at our house, and this recipe makes enough to share at get-togethers or upcoming October events. 


(makes 20)

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 handful dates (soaked to soften)
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp chai spice (equal parts cinnamon, ginger, all spice, and ½ the amount of cardamom, cloves and nutmeg)
  • ½ bar of good quality dark chocolate + 1 tsp coconut oil


  • Add all ingredients other than the dark chocolate + coconut oil to a blender or food processor
  • Whizz to create a firm ‘dough’
  • Roll into bite-size balls
  • Melt the dark chocolate + tsp coconut oil and coat each ball with the melted mixture
  • Place in the fridge to set


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