Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Recipe | Almond & Cacao Energy Balls.

Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Almond and Cacao Energy Balls - Elizabeth Anne
A little bite of nutritious, energy boosting and delicious snack to get you through the day. These energy balls require very little effort to make but keep for a long time in your fridge and when you need a little boost, these tasty snacks are handy to have, especially on the go.

Ingredients

200g Almonds
400g Medjool Dates
4 tbsp. Cacao Powder
2 1/2 tbsp. Almond Butter *
2 tbsp. Coconut Butter
Almond and Cacao Energy Balls - Elizabeth Anne

How to

1 | Begin by placing the almonds in a food processor and pulsing until nicely crushed. I like to do this in small bursts so the almonds are crushed but not too finely chopped.

2 | Add the medjool dates (don't forget to de-stone the dates if they have not been done so already) and add the coconut oil and pulse until it is fully mixed.

3 | Add the almond butter and cacao powder and mix again. * You can use peanut butter instead of almond butter if you prefer.

4 | Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball and place onto a tray. Continue repeating this process until all the mixture has been used. Place the energy balls into the freezer for 1 hour to allow them to set. Once set, remove and store them in a air tight container in the fridge.
Almond and Cacao Energy Balls - Elizabeth Anne
These energy balls are great for when you need a boost of energy or a quick snack. I like to keep some handy in the fridge and they are so delicious; I could eat these all day! They're great to take to work or school or keep in a bowl while you're studying.

What snacks do you like to eat?

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