These are my go to for morning tea break. Just a small ball satisfies me much more than a piece of sugary processed cake ever would!
You literally can’t go wrong here with combinations of ingredients; the sky is the limit!
I always have a variety of nuts and dried fruits in my cupboard so I just use what I have in roughly a 1:1 ratio.
Select some dried fruits (dates, apricots, sultanas, prunes, figs), nuts (Brazil, cashew, macadamia, almond, walnut) and seeds (pepitas, sunflower, chia, linseed, hemp) and blend in a food processor until it sticks to itself in a big ball. If the mix isn’t coming together, add more fruit, if it’s too wet, add more nuts/seeds.
You can also add a scoop of protein powder if you desire!
Get a small amount of the mix and roll into balls.
Coat in cacao powder, or shredded coconut (optional).
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Here are some yummy options:
Almonds, dates, pepitas, sunflower seeds, cacao and a few drops of doTERRA peppermint or wild orange
Cashews, macadamias, chia seeds, apricot and vanilla
Almonds, walnuts, Brazils, figs, and dates
Cashews, oats, dates, sunflower seeds, lemon zest and vanilla
Almonds, sultanas, Brazils, cacao and coconut
NB if using chia seeds I find they really get stuck in my teeth! I therefore like to first soak them for about 15 minutes in approximately double their volume of water before adding them to the mix e.g. 2 tablespoons of chia seeds in 4 tablespoons of water. You can always drain excess water so don’t worry too much about quantities.
PLEASE NOTE: Nuts and seeds contain many anti-nutrients that impact nutrient absorption. They are also a high PUFA food and should be consumed sparingly. Activating nuts and seeds neutralises some of the anti-nutrients making them easier on the gut. If you are currently on a gut healing protocol, suffer with fatigue and brain fog, or have nutrient deficiencies it may be best to omit nuts and seeds from your diet whilst you heal.