Energy balls

Energy balls

Energy balls

We’re seeing these little balls of energy everywhere, they are great to have before exercise, or when you feel as if you are flagging, as the simple sugars in the fruits will give you instant energy, and the nuts, nut butters or oats will give you a slow release of energy. We’ve made three flavours but you can create your own using the same idea. Chill until needed. They will keep for 5 days.
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 12 of each
Calories 86 kcal

Ingredients
  

PEANUT BUTTER AND DATE BITES

  • 5 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 6 tbsp porridge oats
  • 2 tbsp dates finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

COCONUT AND APRICOT BITES

  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 3 tbsp apricots finely chopped 
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut plus more for rolling 
  • 3 tbsp porridge oats

PISTACHIO AND GOJI BERRY BITES

  • 3 tbsp pistachio kernels  chopped
  • 3 tbsp goji berries roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds 
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp milled flaxseed 

Instructions
 

  • Put all the ingredients for whichever bite you are making in a small blender and pulse until well combined. Take out tsps of the mix, and roll into balls. Dust in desiccated coconut (if using), or sesame seeds if you like, before chilling.