Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Nutty Coconut and Date Energy Bombs


I will never tire of creating deliciously scrumptious energy balls for that 3pm slump in the afternoons.

While I adore my Peanut Butter Energy Bites, this week I fancied creating something a little lighter and a little more coconutty. These Nutty Coconut and Date Energy Bombs are the result, and I am absolutely addicted!

They also happen to taste - and look - amazingly like my favourite Bounce Coconut and Macadamia protein balls. All that's missing is a scoop or two of protein powder, although you could easily add that to the mix if you wanted an extra boost (just add more coconut oil or a splash of almond milk to help it stick).

What's your favourite afternoon snack?

Sam x

NUTTY COCONUT AND DATE ENERGY BOMBS


Energy balls recipe

Ingredients:
(Makes 15)
250g nuts (I used mixed nuts, but you can use whatever you fancy)
80g desiccated coconut, unsweetened
300g dates, pitted and chopped
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 tbsp natural nut butter
1 tsp vanilla

Method:

1) In a food processor, blitz together the nuts and 70g of the desiccated coconut until it forms a crumbly texture. Add in the rest of the ingredients (apart from the remaining 10g of coconut) and continue to mix until it forms a sticky dough.

2) Roll the dough into balls, then roll into the remaining coconut. Place the energy bombs into the freezer to set, then store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to eat and devour.