Everyone knows that protein or energy balls is the latest trend to hit the high street. They are so many brands to choose from but they are so very expensive. If you are into physical fitness these energy/protein balls or bites as they are also called is ideal as a pre or post work out snack. Well you don’t need to pay a fortune for these snacks as they are so easy to make, all you need is a good food processor, a good investment if you don’t have one, you will still save money when you tally up how much shop bought will cost you. The good thing about making your own is that you choose your own ingredients, in other words, go with what you fancy no restrictions, you are the boss.
Having looked at so many (trust me I literally have) recipes online, I decided to come up with my own. If you have been reading my blog posts you will know by now that I add extra ingredients at the last second sometimes, what can I say I’m impulsive. Right enough of my writing let’s get down to making these little beauties, please note you don’t have to restrict yourself to the ingredients in my recipe, feel to add or omit at the end of the day its all about personal preference/taste.
As previously mentioned, the only gadget you will is a food processor.
To begin, have all your ingredients all laid out on your work surface. I have gone for ingredients with nutrients but delicious at the same time.
I started off by placing the dates into the food processor, pulsed it 3 times.
Then added the remaining ingredients
It will look grainy as pictured, continue until all the ingredients are combined. Once the ingredients have formed into a big ball.
Next take a piece of the mixture and roll into a small ball.
Continue forming balls until you have used up all the mixture.
You can make it into small or medium balls. Tip, wet your hands if you find the mixture too sticky.
In a food processor, place the dates, pulse 3 to 4 times. It should resemble a paste, add the remaining ingredients, pulse until they all stick into the processor. Remove the blade, wet your hands, take a bit of the mixture, form into a small ball, repeat until you have used up all the mixture. Put in the fridge for 20 minutes or eat straight away if you can’t wait. But it’s best if refrigerated as it will set properly.
The energy balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 10 days.