Chia-Choc Energy Balls Recipe

Chia-Choc Energy Balls Recipe
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Gluten Free Vegan Vegetarian Dairy Free

These perfect pick-me-up Chia-Choc Energy Balls are great energy food for when you have a busy day.  Not only that they are extremely yummy! 

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Method
  1. Put all the nuts into a food processor and whizz for about 30 seconds or until they look as crushed up as you like them – so the crunchier you want the balls the less whizzing they need!
  2. Then pit the dates and add them and everything else in and blend away!
  3. You might have to spoon the mix off the side a few times to make sure it has all blended well. Or you can always add a bit more nut milk. However, if you make the mix too wet, the balls will end up being a bit soft. If this happens then just add some extra chia seeds in. 
  4. Once your mix is nicely blended and sticky, just roll them out into balls and pop them in the freezer for an hour or so to set and then store them in the fridge.
  5. I like to roll them in desiccated coconut, as it tastes delicious and stops them all sticking to each other!
Benefits

These energy balls are powerhouses of nutritional goodness! Raw cacao is especially high in iron and magnesium, as are the chia seeds. Magnesium is as important as calcium for bone health and is crucial to overall vibrant health. The nuts and nut butter not only provide a plethora of essential vitamins and minerals they also supply much needed essential fatty acids - these will not only keep you feeling fuller for longer they are essential to the proper functioning of the brain, keeping you sharp and focussed throughout the day!

11 December 2015 - 10:30am