Baobab Energy Balls

May 24th, 2014

Energy balls are a total lifesaver, I always keep some in my fridge as they’re the best snack with you’re in need of a pick me up or something to sate your sweet tooth. I’ve been eating them like crazy over the last few weeks as I work (a bit like a mad person) to finish my first book and they’ve really given me all the energy I need, and a lot of happiness as they taste so good. I made this recipe for the superfood company Organic Burst and I loved it so much that I really wanted to share it with you too, plus we made an awesome video together and I know that you all want more recipe videos – so here it is! The reason that these balls are so is that they’re full of goodness. The nuts and nut butter give you such an amazing boost of plant-protein, while the dates give you lots of fibre, the coconut oil is full of life-giving fats and the baobab doses you up on insane amounts of iron and vitamin C – so you’ll be buzzing after every bite!

P.S for anyone in the UK – I’m going to be talking on Channel Four’s Sunday Brunch show at around 10am on Sunday morning, which is so exciting so please tune in!

You can watch the recipe video above or on my youtube channel

Ingredients to make twenty balls:

– 1 cup of medjool dates

– 3/4 of a cup of almonds

– 2 tablespoons of chia seeds

– 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

– 1 tablespoon of almond butter

– 1 tablespoon of raw cacao

– 1 tablespoon of baobab

Place the almonds into a food processor and blend for a minute or so until they are crushed. Then put the dates and add them, plus all the other ingredients, to the processor with the almonds and blend until the mix is nice and sticky.

Roll the mix into small balls, place these in the freezer for an hour or so to set and then store in the fridge.