I hate to brag, but I’m kind of famous for my balls.
So, I suppose it’s high time I shared the recipe.
These little bite-sized snacks are perfect for keeping your energy up throughout the day, because they’re dense in protein and slow-releasing sugar. They’re solely responsible for keeping me sane this past month.
The cool thing about energy balls is that the base is always the same – just nuts, dates, cacao butter*, and a pinch of salt. And then you let your imagination run wild, to create all sorts of different flavours and textures. I like to use cacao nibs for crunch, coffee powder for a kick, or moringa powder to make them all pretty and green (and it’s fashionable to coat things with moringa these days don’t you know).
My favourite base recipe uses almonds. Because when are almonds not a good idea?
This base can then be played with, added to and changed, ad infinitum, to your own personal tastes. Just – no bacon, please. Cos that’d be sacrilege.
*Solid cacao butter is pretty easy to find in organic shops these days. It just needs to be melted down in a bain-marie for use in cooking, much like coconut oil.
Makes about 20 gooey morsels
Hope you have a ‘ball’ making these tasty little morsels. Hur hur hur.
Let us know what your favourite combo of yummy add-ins is. And don’t forget to tag your culinary exploits with #veggiemagnifique. We love to admire your creations. 🙂