Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Energy Balls!

Energy balls are basically throwing any dried nuts and fruits combination into a food processor and rolling the finished product into a spherical formation. The picture above is one of my personal favorites, dried blueberries, dates, almonds, cinnamon, and flax.

1 cup raw almonds
1 cup dried blueberries (unsweetened is best)
5 (give or take a couple depending on your taste) pitted medjool dates
3 tbsp agave syrup
3 tbsp chia seeds (ground or whole will work)
1 tbsp cinnamon (plus 1 tsp for sprinkling on after)
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
golden flax seeds

Add almonds into food processor, and grind to chunks. (We don't want almond butter, so just a few good pulses is necessary!) Add 1 tbsp cinnamon, salt and vanilla. You can add more if you love cinnamon like I do! Next, add in the blueberries and dates with the agave syrup. Pulse into a thick paste. It should be thick enough to keep form while rolling into the ball shape, if it's too thick you can add more agave, if it's not thick enough you can add more chopped up almonds or chia seeds. Put some flax seeds on a small plate (as many as you want), and after rolling the paste into balls, roll onto the plate of flax seeds to cover. Place your energy balls into reusable container or platter and sprinkle with some more cinnamon.

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