Coconut Date High Energy Ball Recipe

Quick, Cheap, Easy, Tasty and Healthy? It’s like a health nut’s white whale. This is one of those thought to be unobtainable, but often rumored of healthy treats that taste good, do not cost a fortune, and are easy to make. The Energy Balls.

Did I mention, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Vegan, Raw, Paleo, etc.

The basic idea is to throw an awesome trail mix into the food processor, blend in a nut butter of choice and coconut oil, form into balls, and snack away. Feel free to play with the ingredients to find a texture and a flavor that fits your budget and tastes.

Originally I made these as a post workout snack for my intensive yoga training weekends while going through my 200 hr teacher training. I needed something full of good fats, easily digestible, and filled with tons of clean energy. They continue to be a post-workout snack as well as the running late in the morning quick breakfast grab-and-go option.

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Coconut Date, high energy ball recipe.

  • 1 C raw unsalted cashews
  • 1/4 C unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 C shelled unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 C unsweetened coconut flakes (I lightly toasted mine in the oven on a sil pat)
  • 1 C pitted dates
  • 1 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbs Nut Butter (I used a walnut almond butter this time, but any will do)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  1. Place seeds and nuts into the food processor and pulse until loosely chopped.
  2. Add dates and coconut flakes. Process on low until all mixed.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and process until a nice fine texture is met, OR you loose your patience and a ball can be formed.
  4. Add more nut butter if the balls are not sticking together.
  5. Sprinkle the tops with a touch of high quality salt for that extra flavor.

Makes about 24 balls!! Store on a parchment paper, in tupperware. I left mine on the counter and they lasted about a week. Only because we ate them all so fast, lol. If you are worried about staying power, they work well refrigerated. Message me if you freeze them, I wanna know how it works out for you!!

Post in the comments! I wanna know what ingredients you are swapping in and out! I will also share more flavor combos.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Coconut Date High Energy Ball Recipe

    1. We get them in the supermarket. But I don’t think they have to be super awesome because they get pulverized down to a paste. I am also going to be experimenting with other dried foods, like prunes, apricots, candied ginger, dried apples, dried mango….. experiment!!! And tell me how it goes!

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