Refined sugar free Energy Balls

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Date, Coconut, Chia and Cocoa Energy Balls

These are a great way to get your daily energy intake with a bite size snack. They are gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free. Only containing 5 ingredient’s they are simple and easy to make. Perfect wee snack to take on a mountain bike or a run and even to keep you going till lunch time after that mid morning meeting.

Ingredients:

2 cups dates
3/4 cup boiling water
1 cup shredded coconut
3 tbsp. cocoa powder
1/4 cup chia seeds

extra coconut for rolling

Method:

  1. In a metal bowl place dates and boiling water, cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. In another bowl combine coconut, cocoa and chia seeds mix to combine.
  3. Remove 1/4 of water from the dates and set aside.
  4. Place dates and remaining water in food processor and pulse until a paste has formed.
  5. Add coconut mix, and pulse until combined. (the mixture should be sticky)
  6. Using a measuring spoon, measure table-spoon amounts roll into balls and then into extra coconut.
  7. Place in air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Makes: 28- 30 balls

Place 2 cups dates in metal bowl, add boiling water.

Place 2 cups dates in metal bowl, add boiling water.

Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.

Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.

Combine coconut, cocoa and chia seeds in a bowl.

Combine coconut, cocoa and chia seeds in a bowl.

Pour out 1/4 of the liquid from the dates.

Pour out 1/4 of the liquid from the dates.

Process dates and remaining water until a paste has formed.

Process dates and remaining water until a paste has formed.

Add coconut mix.

Add coconut mix.

Pulse until well incorporated.

Pulse until well incorporated.

Measure tbsp. amounts, roll into a ball and then in extra coconut or leave plain.

Measure tbsp. amounts, roll into a ball and then in extra coconut or leave plain.

Makes 28- 30 energy balls.

Makes 28- 30 energy balls.

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