Raw Vegan Date, Nut and Coconut Energy Balls

I have started going to yoga again twice a week and I find that as my classes are quite late, but I finish work normal time, I need that burst of energy to help me see it through without having a full meal. These energy balls are perfect for just that, as they are high in protein, contain dates and coconut oil for energy and quick to pop in your mouth on the go.

raw energy balls, vegan, paleo, recipe, gluten free, dairy free

You can make your own variations of them using whatever nuts you have in the house, essences or dried fruit, just keep the measurements the same and you’ll be fine. They freeze really well and you can eat them from frozen, or you can keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days which is perfect for making in the weekend ready for the week.

In this recipe I used hazelnuts (with the skin on), cashews, dates and vanilla essence and they were delish. I wasn’t organised enough to soak the nuts overnight, but this is usually preferred for easier digestion. Completely up to you!

Ingredients:

1 cup hazelnuts and cashews (or nuts of choice)

1 cup dates (or dried fruit of choice, apricots are really good)

1/2 cup dessicated coconut (make sure unsweetened and no random additives)

1 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp vanilla essence (or essence of choice, almond and peppermint are also nice)

raw energy balls, vegan, paleo, recipe, gluten free, dairy freeBlend coconut and nuts together until they resemble fine crumbs

raw energy balls, vegan, paleo, recipe, gluten free, dairy freeAdd dates, coconut oil, essence and salt, and blend together until it comes together to form a sticky paste

raw energy balls, vegan, paleo, recipe, gluten free, dairy freeWet hands and roll into balls, then place in a container on some parchment paper to freeze or refrigerate.

raw energy balls, vegan, paleo, recipe, gluten free, dairy free

Have you made energy balls similar? What are your favourite combinations? Let me know!

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