Sunday, 27 September 2015

Almond & Bee Pollen Energy Balls

Energy balls are such a lifesaver. It is perfect for any of those days when you are having quite a busy day or you are a sweet tooth, as me and just craving something sweet but that still works as a little in-between meal.  These lovely ones are always handy to have in the fridge, and they'll last for weeks – unless you are a little less disciplined and eat them all at a time! I truly are crazy about these energy balls. They are real easy to make, taste so good and really get the energy high up after an exercise session or after school and work.

Almond & Bee Pollen Energy Balls

Makes 12 energy balls

1 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup medjool dates
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 tbsp bee pollen + 3 tbsp for topping
3 tbsp chopped pumpkin seeds for topping

Start by throwing the almonds and walnuts into a food processor. Pulse until you see that the nuts have become a coarse flour. Add the dates, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract and run the food processor once again, making sure to scrape down the edges every 20 seconds until the mixture is coming together. Transfer the mixture into a quite large mixing bowl and finally add the 5 tablespoons of bee pollen. Give it a good stir and form into 12 even, medium sized energy balls. To give it a nice finish touch, roll half of the energy balls in bee pollen and the other half in finely chopped pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!

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