Easy 6 ingredient no-bake superfood energy balls that can be ready in under 5 minutes…
How’s the new year treating you so far? I’ve been really good this year as I’m making sure that I exercise at least 4 times a week, I’m drinking more water and I’m trying to eat healthier. I was invited to a Yoga class about a week ago in London. I have to be honest, it was my first yoga experience but I fell in love with it! And I actually ended up signing up to yoga classes here in Bristol!
The problem with me last year was that I would eat healthy food and everything, but would snack on sugar loaded snacks whenever I felt hungry. And to keep up with the new year’s resolutions, I developed this wonderful superfood energy balls recipe that I’ve been dying to share with you!
These energy balls taste like peanut butter oatmeal coconut cookies! They are naturally sweetened as I used pitted dates in the recipe, they are no-bake so no stove or oven required, and they are perfect to have for breakfast, right before a workout, or just to snack on during the day!
The other exciting news that I’ve been wanting to share with you, is that I finally own a food processor! Which makes me wonder, how did I survive so long without one? I am now a proud owner of the James Martin ZX888X Compact Food Processor, it’s a 500W food processor that is perfect for slicing, grating and blending. It can be controlled with 2 different speeds and comes with a pulse setting that I find very useful. If you don’t own a food processor, then I strongly recommend that you check the James Martin food processor out, seriously it makes life much easier.
The food processor comes with 7 different attachments including 1l blender jug, slicing and grating cutters, whipping attachment, stainless steel blade, pastry dough blade and James Martin recipe booklet.
The main bowl is the perfect size of 1.2l which makes it easy to work with bigger portions of ingredients, but you also have the choice to use a blender jug which is slightly smaller at 1l. I also find this food processor perfect to make soups and different sauces, as the texture come out creamy and smooth. James Martin food processor is available to order from Argos website, and retails for £49.99.
Now back to the recipe, trust me these are much better than chocolate bars and they’re healthier too. These energy balls are vegan and are suitable for those that are following a gluten-free diet. I also created this short video to show you how easy these energy balls are to make.
Superfood Energy Balls
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup pitted medjool dates
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp peanut butter creamy
- 1/3 cup goji berries
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- Start by placing the oats, the dates and the coconut oil in a food processor. Blend for 1 minute or until a dough like mixture starts forming.
- Add peanut butter, and blend for one more minute.
- Add goji berries and chia seeds, and blend for 15-20 seconds for the berries and seeds to be distributed throughout the mixture.
- Use your hands to roll the mixture into little balls. The energy balls can be consumed at this stage, but I prefer to place them in the fridge to let them harden a little.
Store in a container or a freezer bag either in the fridge or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
The lovely team at WAHL kindly provided me with a food processor to give away to one of my readers. To be in chance of winning your very own James Martin compact food processor RRP £50, please enter via the rafflecopter form below. For more chances to win, you can tweet about this giveaway, comment on my posts, or share my recipes each day. The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and runs until 09/02/2017 12am.
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