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Energy balls

  • makes 12 of each
  • Easy

We’re seeing these little balls of energy everywhere, they are great to have before exercise, or when you feel as if you are flagging, as the simple sugars in the fruits will give you instant energy, and the nuts, nut butters or oats will give you a slow release of energy. We’ve made three flavours but you can create your own using the same idea. Chill until needed. They will keep for 5 days.

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Ingredients

Peanut butter and date bites 

  • crunchy peanut butter 5 tbsp
  • porridge oats 6 tbsp
  • dates 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • chia seeds 1 tsp

Coconut and apricot bites

  • coconut butter 1½ tbsp 
  • dried apricot 3 tbsp, finely chopped 
  • dessicated coconut 2 tbsp + more for rolling 
  • porridge oats 3 tbsp 

Pistachio and goji berry bites 

  • pistachio kernels 3 tbsp, chopped 
  • goji berries 3 tbsp, roughly chopped
  • sunflower seeds 2 tbsp 
  • maple syrup 2 tbsp 
  • milled flaxseed 3 tbsp 

Method

  • Step 1

    Put all the ingredients for whichever bite you are making in a small blender and pulse until well combined. Take out tsps of the mix, and roll into balls. Dust in desiccated coconut (if using), or sesame seeds if you like, before chilling. 

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 86
  • Carbs 6.8g
  • Protein 3.5g
  • Fat 4.8g
  • Salt 0.1g
  • Saturates 1.1g
  • Fibre 1g
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