That’s not a rude joke, by the way.
Just an embarrassing attempt at a pun. I still have a chance to edit it out. I won’t.
Let’s talk energy balls. I love energy balls of all sorts, with any ingredients. If I had to pick a favorite, however, it would be this recipe. As a uni student, I make these twice a week and, astonishingly, I haven’t grown tired of them yet.
I had always been a skeptic regarding energy balls, though. Never felt like fussing over them, until I learned how ridiculously easy it is to make them and how amazing they taste. The only downside here is that they disappear at an uncontrollable rate. I have to verbally signalize my own body that it is time to stop. Granted, there’s nothing bad in them and you could, maybe, even categorize them as healthy. Nevertheless, I hope your willpower is stronger than mine.
Serves: ~20 balls, depending on how you roll 😉 Awyeah.
- 100 g oats
- 40 g desiccated coconut
- 2 tbsp cacao powder, unsweetened
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 100 g dates
- optional: cacao powder/coconut/chopped nuts for rolling
- Essentially, process everything, roll into balls and roll in cacao powder. As a student’ I purchase the cheapest dates I can find. No fancy medjool dates for me. Ain’t nobody go
timemoney for that. If you’re also broke and using crappy dates like I am, I’d suggest cutting them up and soaking them for at least 10 minutes beforehand.
- Customize: Substitute tahini for any other nut or seed butter or even coconut oil. I like using peanut butter. Substitute dates for any other dried fruit. I like to leave half of the portion be dates, add some dried figs and raisins until I’ve got 100 grams.
- Double: Double the recipe if you’re more intelligent than me and have a larger food processor than I do.
Enjoy and go eat a plant!