Disclaimer: This recipe is extremely good
The thing about processed foods is that they’re not filling. After one serving size, your body still craves more junk food. Overeating is a bad habit and you definitely don’t feel good after finishing a 24 pack of cookies. A trick I have picked up is replacing that big bag of chips with a one or two energy balls, a new little recipe I’ve created. Energy balls are really filling so after one you’ll feel satisfied. Even if you do want another one they are packed with healthy nutrients! There is no added sugar to these yet they’re so naturally sweet (thanks to Medjool dates). They are superfood oriented so every ingredient is whole and has a beneficial nutritional value.
Since this recipe makes around 20 energy balls if you make them on a Sunday night you have a fresh batch for the week. Also, if you don’t want to have one as a snack they are perfect as a dessert! Here’s the recipe that literally takes five minutes to make.
1 cup pitted Medjool dates (around 10-12 dates)
3/4 cup of almonds
2 tablespoons pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon cacao
1. Place the almonds, pepitas, chia seeds, and hemp seeds in food processor. Pulse until only very small chunks of almonds are left.
2. Add the coconut oil, cacao, and dates! Pulse until a sticky mixture is created. Mold into bite size balls and store in a container. Pop them in the fridge and after 2 hours of chilling, they’re ready to eat.
You can store these in your fridge for a little over a week (if they last that long, they’re so good!)
ps. If you like nut butters you can add peanut butter or almond butter for an extra dose of nuttiness.