Here are a few reasons why I make these energy balls!
Reason number one: Theodora knows how to make these with closed eyes! We all love a tasty and healthy snack made with love.
Reason number two: You will feel amazing after you eat these energy balls! But also the ingredients in the balls will make you feel.
· Taste good and provide a steady source of fuel that also won’t make your blood sugar spike.
· Deactivate free radicals in the mitochondria (power generators within our cells) — ensuring that our energy keeps flowing.
· An excellent energy booster.
· Combination of healthy fats, macronutrients and micronutrients.
· Contain energy nutrients, such as riboflavin, manganese and copper.
· The vitamin B2 (riboflavin) in almonds plays an essential role in energy production, red blood cell creation, cellular function, growth and development.
· Contain trace minerals such as, manganese and copper.
Ingredients (serves 12)
2 cups pitted dates, soaked
2 large carrot, grated
1 cup of almonds or pistacios
1 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp ground ginger
1 Tbs maca powder
1 tsp. of water (for blending, optional)
Begin making your energy balls by soaking your pitted dates in water for about 10 minutes.
Next, grate your carrots and then set them aside in a bowl.
Place your almonds, and ¾ cups of coconut into a food processor and blend together until the mixture is crumbly.
Add in dates, 1 cup at a time, cinnamon, vanilla extract, ginger, and maca powder and blend until the mixture sticks together.
Remove the mixture from the food processor and stir it into the bowl of grated carrots, until it all sticks together.
Using a tablespoon, roll equal portions of the mixture into balls. Roll the balls into the remaining coconut shred so they are finely dusted in white.
Place the balls in the freezer until the firm up, for about 15 minutes.
Remove them from the freezer and enjoy it! Store extras in the fridge until ready to enjoy.