RECIPE: vegan-friendly cacao energy balls

Beat your sugar cravings and afternoon slump with these bad boys. They really satisfy sugar cravings but don’t give you a spike in your blood sugar levels, so they help to sustain your energy levels all day long, whilst tasting really, really scrummy! Make a big batch and keep some in the fridge or freezer.

These are SUPER quick and easy to make. All you’ll need is your ingredients, and a food processor. Makes roughly 12-15.

1 cup dates (pitted)
3/4 cup of almonds
3/4 cup of walnuts (or any other nut of your choice)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon of hemp protein powder (optional)

First, blend the nuts and chia seeds in the food processor for around 1 minute until they form a flour-like consistency.

Then, add the remaining ingredients and blend until a sticky dough forms. Option to roll in dessicated coconut for an additional touch.

Finally, use your hands to make the mixture into balls then store in the fridge!

This recipe is taken from the wonderful Deliciously Ella, find her website here for loads more inspiring, simple plant-powered recipes –


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