I like to consider myself pretty organized. I’m addicted to my agenda, I’m always writing to-do lists, and at one point I even had all my books on my bookshelf in alphabetical order!
But I am not organized in the kitchen.
Case in point: Yesterday I had big plans to make these Figgy PB bars from Healthy Exposures’ blog. But then I realized I didn’t have figs. Or puffed rice. Or hemp seeds. Oops… so much for organized!
So I used the recipe as a starting point anyway, and morphed it into something that doesn’t even resemble the original recipe. I was a little nervous as I was mixing everything in the food processor, but they turned out great!
These tasty date and almond butter balls are full of fibre and healthy fat, not to mention some protein from the almonds and seeds, so they make the perfect healthy snack between meals.
Energizing date and almond butter balls | Gluten free, peanut free, and vegan
Yield: About 12 balls
1/2 cup dates
1/4 cup almond butter
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp ground flax
1/2 cup oats
2 tbsp agave nectar
1/2 cup almonds
Process the dates and almond butter in a food processor until smooth. Then add the chia seeds, flax seeds, oats, and agave nectar and process again until combined. Add the almonds last and process until they have been chopped into small chunks. Then form the mixture into balls and refrigerate.
Makes about 12 balls.
These guys are disappearing quickly from my kitchen, so I’m already brainstorming new ingredient combinations. What do you think of almond and dried apricot? Or chocolate and coconut? Or soy nut butter and chocolate? So many possibilities!
What are your favourite energy ball ingredients?