Ok, so I’m not usually an energy ball girl. I actually get a little deflated at the amount of times people put up sugar free recipes for energy balls when in fact they are made with honey, agave syrup, date paste etc etc – these are all SUGARS.
If you want to learn a little more about sugar, free sugars and what counts, take a look at my blog post on this topic, which really helps to dispel myths and explain clearly what SUGAR actually is.
However I was recently asked to speak at an event in London for a law firm. And as part of this event I was asked to do some recipes in a conference hall, whilst being filmed with almost no equipment. One of the first thoughts that came to mind was making energy balls. I’d made an energy ball recipe as part of an event I attended previously with the Almond Board of California and they ticked all the boxes for what I needed to create for my event.
Therefore I came up with my very own recipe, which uses a fraction of the sugar (from blended dates) than most of the other recipes I saw online. It’s a perfect option for kids on their way home from school or when they are waiting for dinner but super hungry when they get home. It’s also a good option for post gym or as snacks for adults too.
Let me know what you think of them and if you try them out yourselves.
Makes around 8 energy balls…
- 65g dates, whole and pitted
- 50mls water
- 65g peanut butter
- 60g of oats
- 3 heaped teaspoons of milled seeds
- Add dates and water to a blender and blend for a few seconds until they are partly liquidised but with some chunks throughout.
- Add the dates and the rest of the ingredients to a bowl and use your hands to combine the ingredients together well.
- Once thoroughly mixed, roll the ingredients into little balls and pop them in the fridge.