Do you ever need some extra energy? I always find that in winter I need a bit more of a boost and rather than head to the staff vending machine, I prefer to make my own. These energy balls are ideal because they travel well (my handbag is never without a snack), last for ages in the fridge and keep your energy and blood sugar levels up. And they are super easy to make…
1/2 cup SUPERGOODFRUITS freeze dried raspberries
1/2 cup cashews
3 medjool dates
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
But feel free to double / triple this recipe as the balls will last at least a week!
Blend the cashews until they are a chunky crumble. If you prefer, you can swap cashews for almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts.
Then add the dates. I’d strongly suggest hunting down Medjool dates. They really are the best – they are bigger, softer and stickier than the dry ‘normal’ dates and will hold your mixture together – plus I think they have a far superior taste. If you don’t like, or can’t find, dates then replace with dried figs or cranberries.
Pulse the dates and nuts in the blender until a sticky dough is formed.
Then add the vanilla extract and salt, blending a bit to combine.
Lastly add your freeze-dried fruits – I went for the delicious SUPERGOODFRUITS freeze-dried raspberries.
Blend again, but not too much.
Then, using your hands, roll the dough into little balls.
Pop into the fridge and / or eat!
Ideal for eating before a workout or when you have a mid-afternoon slump. As you can see, they’re easy to make and you can experiment with other ingredients too – such as chia seeds, cocoa powder, coconut…