Thank you, Rukmini Ali Shevlin for this delicious recipe.
Home made energy balls - gluten, dairy, and refined-sugar free. These are delicious, quick to make, and much healthier (and cheaper) than the energy bars you can buy in the supermarkets. They're also very addictive - you have been warned!
1 cup dates, pitted, soaked until soft, and chopped
4 Tbsp almond butter
1/2 cup mixed seeds ( pumpkin and/or sunflower seeds work well)
1⁄4 cup almonds
1⁄4 cup shredded coconut
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil
1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp grated lemon or orange zest
Pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
Chop the dates, nuts and seeds finely or use a food processor.
Melt the coconut oil in a small pan, and infuse with the cinnamon and lemon zest.
Add the oil to the dates and nuts, along with the almond butter, salt, and coconut, and blend to form a paste.
Roll into small balls and use extra coconut to coat the outside and prevent from sticking. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy!