What a lovely Bank Holiday weekend! Orders are being left open until Tuesday at 6pm so you still have time to get your hands on this weeks menu if you haven't already. This week has been a busy one with lots of orders as well as a few private ones. I love planning for my private orders whether its for a dinner party showcasing what Lincolnshire has to offer or veggie canapés for a party or even big salads to go with BBQ's. A big thank you for all the lovely comments and feedback I keep receiving off you all too, I really appreciate the time you take to let me know what you love and how you think things could be done differently.
Anyway, onto the recipe! Energy balls are so quick to make and great to have at arms reach. Being diabetic, I have to constantly keep control of my blood sugars so if they start to drop an energy ball can boost them back up to where they need to be. They have sweetness from dates and slow releasing energy from the oats so work perfectly as a mid morning snack or a little treat after lunch. If you are gluten free please miss out the oats and increase the nuts and dates.
Ingredients: makes x16 balls
200g medjool dates
1 large tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Place the almonds in a food processor and wiz until only fine chunks are left. Add the oats and pulse for a second.
Remove the stones from the dates and add the dates to the blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Wiz until evenly combined and a sticky mixture is formed. You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender and wiz again a few times. If the mix still looks too dry add a splash of water and mix again.
Roll chunks of the mixture between your hands to form balls, they are usually just smaller than golf ball size and weight about 25g each.
To finish you can roll the balls in a little cacao powder if you like them extra chocolatey.