I was asked this week to develop a very simple, quick and easy recipe for a corporate talk about health. This recipe is just that: something that you can make out of ingredients already in your cupboard that takes just minutes to make and is a portable snack that everyone will enjoy and will give you a healthy burst of energy at snack time! These are really great for busy moms on the go, after school snacks for kids or people at work who want a healthy treat during the day. Much more nutritious than grabbing a chocolate bar or donut and totally detox friendly.
The great thing is you can be really flexible with ingredients with these balls. You can add spices, different nuts and seeds, oatmeal or raw cacao too. The possibilities are endless. This recipe makes about 15 balls which should be enough for 1 person for about 3-5 days depending on how hungry you are!
No Bake 3 Ingredient Energy Power Balls
1 cup raw or roasted almonds
1 cup dates, preferably Medjool (remove the pits)
1 cup dried fruit (I love cherries, unsweetened cranberries, figs or mango)
Extra ingredients to add in if you want: cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, chia seeds, vanilla or chocolate protein powder, oatmeal, raw cacao, oatmeal, flax seeds.
- Put all the ingredients together in a food processor. Process for about 30 seconds.
- Scrape down the sides. Process for a further 1-2 minutes until the mixture gets sticky and forms a ball in the food processor.
- Remove the mixture and form small balls, about 1 inch big, with your fingers.
- Place on a plate and put in the fridge. Eat 2-3 for a snack.