Energy Balls

This recipe has been around the Internet in various forms for many years.  It’s very rich and nutritious, with a high calorie count.  Great snack for hikers and travelers.

These are a great way to quell sugar cravings when you are just starting to go sugar free. However, they do have a fair amount of natural sugar in them from the dates. So people watching their glycemic index are going to have to curtail how many of these they eat!

Here’s my take on the recipe.

Energy Balls

Makes 12-15

1 cup raw almonds
1 cup medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup raisins (optional)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
¼ cup raw almond butter
unsweetened shredded organic coconut

Grind almonds in food processor till finely ground to a meal. Add everything else BUT the coconut. Process till smooth and a bit oily. Roll into 1” balls and roll in the coconut. Put in a container to store in the fridge.

 

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