Cocoa and Lime Energy Balls

Be it to keep yourself going between shower time and meal time after an intense run, or just to ease the sound of  a rumbling stomach in the office, energy balls are an incredibly versatile and tasty way to keep you going when cooking time isn’t such an option. 🙂

Make up your batch on the weekend and store them in an airtight container until you need to pick at them – all you’ll need are some pitted dates, a high powered blender and whatever core ingredients take your fancy! I’m quite the fan of adding natural lime juice to my energy balls – not just for its many health benefits, but for the touch of natural sweetness other than honey or agave or things I can often have too much off! 😛

Here’s the most recent recipe I’ve thrown together, I hope you enjoy it. 😀

Note: I’ve rolled my energy balls in quinoa flakes which is essentially a form of quinoa used in avoidance of its normally long cooking time! This stuff is quite pricey and I use it sparingly, but it can always be substituted with crushed oats! 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

  • Pitted dates, x20
  • Quinoa flakes, ~ 2 tblspns
  • Cinnamon, x1 tblspn
  • Cocoa powder, x1 tblspn
  • Chia seeds, x1 tblspn
  • Lime, x1
  • Almonds, 100g crushed

 INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add dates, lime juice to a high powered blender and blitz into a paste.
  2. Add the crushed almonds, cinnamon, cocoa powder and chia seeds and blitz up some more. Make sure to scrape down the sides of your blender at intervals of blitzing.
  3. Roll the mixture into approx. 7 balls using your hands and roll onto a plate of quinoa/oat flakes. 🙂
  4. Send me a photo of your progress through Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and hashtag #EndorphinStew. 😉

As always, thanks a million for taking the time to check out another blog post of mine! 😀 Be sure to keep up with me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat= @EndorphinStew #EndorphinStew

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