Chocolate and gogi berry energy balls
14 Medjool dates ( you can also use dried dates, just soak in warm water for 1 hour.
Medjool dates are quite large so just double the number of dried dates used).
1/2 cup of a quality peanut or almond butter
3/4 cup LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond meal or almond meal)
3 Tbsp skim milk powder or protein powder of your choice
2 TBSP chocolate nibs
11/2 cups desiccated coconut
2 Tbsp crushed nuts (optional)
2 Tbsp Gogi berries or dried apricots chopped
a pinch of salt
- Place the gogi berries (or dried apricots) into a cup and cover with boiling water. The berries soak in the water for 10 minutes.
- Remove the pips or stones from the dates and place them in a blender. Add the peanut
or almond butter, LSA or almond meal, chocolate nibs, half the coconut, the protein or skim milk
powder and a pinch of salt
- Blend in the food processor for 2-3 minutes or until mixture clumps together
- Then roll the mixture into small balls. Dip the balls into coconut and store in the fridge or freezer
Nutrition Information per ball: Energy 190 Kcal, Fat 11g, Sat fat 3g, Protein 5g, Carb 24g, Sodium 54mg