These balls are a great way to combat a sugar craving! Dates are filled with natural sugars including fructose, sucrose, and glucose making them a perfect snack if you need a quick energy boost. The fiber in dates keeps power up without the sugar crash you’d typically experience from other sweet treats.
Make a batch and store in the freezer – you don’t even need to defrost them before eating!
Soak together: 1/2 cup each almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
Bring to boil: 1 cup dates in 1/2 cup lemon juice, leave to soak
Put strained nuts/seed and date mix in food processor with:
2 TB psyllium husk
2 TB coconut oil
zest from the lemons,
1/2 cup coconut
Blend, make into balls and roll in coconut or sesame seeds. You may need more lemon juice to get the right consistency. Using sesame seeds adds even more magnesium.
I generally soak the nuts and seed and date mix overnight and make the next morning. Do it to suit you!
- Add some chia seeds – you may need a little more juice to bind
- Replace almonds with walnuts or other nuts/combination
- Use orange juice instead of lemon or a combination including lime juice
How to: Cover with water and leave 7 – 12 hours then drain and rinse. You can store activated nuts and seeds in the fridge to use later. They have a softer, creamier texture and blend up really well in dressings, balls, smoothies and many other ways.
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