Those nutty brainfood energy balls are my favorite snack to stay focused and full of energy the whole day trough!
Home office and home schooling have turned into something normal. Do you catch yourself walking to the kitchen way to often and eating unhealthy snacks? Or often feel tired and not being able to concentrate anymore? Here is a solution for you.
Those nutty energy balls will give you the energy you need and make sure that your snacking will stay healthy. They are super simple to make and just need 5 minutes to prepare. The recipe is very flexible. By switching out the ingredients you won't get bored by them as you always get different flavors. I recommend you to always make several flavors at once to have a bag full of different options for the week.
How to make Nutty Brainfood Energy Balls:
The energy balls are super simple and only require 3 basic ingredients.
Dates, nuts and coconut oil. Now for the nuts you can use every nut you'd like. My favorite are almonds. Almonds are (healthy info). Another way to make the balls more interesting is by using chocolate powder in the dough to make chocolate balls .
- Dates: Make sure you buy pitted dates. If you can't get them just buy normal dates and make sure you remove the pit before you throw them into the food processor.
- Nuts: You can use every nut you'd like. My personal favorite are almonds. They're super delicious and have great health benefits.
- Coconut oil: Helps combining all the ingredients with each other to get a nice dough and form balls out of it.
In order to be able to make those energy balls you will need a food processor. Add all 3 ingredients to the food processor and pulse until crumbly. If you take some of the crumbly mass and push it together you should be able to create a ball that sticks together and doesn't fall apart.
All you have to do now is form the balls. I usually use a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon and then form the balls simply with my hands. This is the basic recipe. What you can do now is add flavor to them to make them more interesting and change them up a bit so you don't eat the same balls every day.
You can add different flavors in two different ways. You can either add an ingredient before pulsing them in the food processor or you can add them in form of toppings.
One of my favorites is making a chocolate version of the energy balls. You simply add 1 tablespoon chocolate or cocoa powder into the food processor before pulsing é voilà you have chocolate energy balls.
As toppings I recommend shredded coconut, cocoa powder or matcha.
Nutty Brainfood Energy Balls
- Food processor
- 125 g Dates pitted
- 125 g Nuts
- 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp. Chocolate Powder (optional)
- cocoa powder, desiccated coconut (optional)
- Put all ingredients into a food processor and pulse till it's crumbly. Add the chocolate powder before pulsing if you want to have chocolate balls.
- Form little balls (around 1 tbsp. in size).
- Roll them in any toppings you want. For example cocoa powder or desiccated coconut
- Keep the energy balls in the fridge so they stay nice and fresh.
- You can substitute the almonds with any other nut if you want. There are endless options to make those yummy energy balls. Check out more ideas above.
- The toppings and chocolate powder are not included in the nutritional facts
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