Simple to make, tasty and packed with energy-boosting nutrients, these little bites were my go-to-snack when studying. Perfect for when you are feeling sluggish or lethargic, they provide an immediate burst of energy, as well as a stable supply of long-lasting energy. Plus, they are dairy, gluten and guilt free!
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1. Simmer dates in a saucepan with water on a low heat for 5 minutes.
2. Whizz all other ingredients, in a food processor for a couple of seconds, until they've almost formed a flour-like consistency.
3. Drain and add dates to the food processor - making sure no water from the saucepan goes in.
4. Blend until a sticky paste is formed.
5. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the mixture, and roll into balls with your hands.
6. Store refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.
I hope you give these delicious cinnamon & chia seed energy balls a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Pinterest so we can see :)
Rich in natural sugars, dates provide an immediate burst of energy, whilst chia seeds are not only superfoods, they are super fuel foods too! They provide a stable supply of long last energy thanks to their high protein, good fats and fibre content. Chia seeds are also packed with calcium, Omega 3s and antioxidants – no wonder they are so super!
Lucie Weir is a nutrition student and food blogger who loves healthy foods. She is passionate about helping others realise the joy of healthy eating through easy, delicious, budget-friendly, healthy recipes. Follow her nutritional journey on her blog – Juicy Lucie Foods or follow her on Instagram.
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