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Quick and easy vegan and gluten free energy balls


Finding snacks that are both vegan, and gluten free can be a right pain, especially when I’m on the go. That’ why making my own snacks from scratch is essential and thought I’d share a couple with you as I know what a struggle it is having to eat to those specific dietary needs.

Energy balls are everywhere in the healthy eating world. You can find them in recipe books, on the shelves in Holland and Barrett and even in some of our big supermarkets. They can fit in your pocket (as long as they’re in a packet) or a small Tupperware and bobs your uncle, a healthy snack you KNOW you can have.

Your base ingredients should be made up of 1 cup of dates and ½ a cup of two types of nuts. You can then add in some seeds like chia or flax in which I include two tablespoons of. To get some flavor, you need a generous heaped tablespoon of some spice, of either cinnamon, cacao, ginger or anything you want. A tablespoon of coconut oil needs to be thrown in to help stick the mixture. This is why I like making them so much, they’re totally changeable and you can make them with whatever you want.



Ingredients for the energy balls pictured:
1 cup of dates
½ cup Flaked Almonds
½ cup Walnuts
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 tablespoon on raw cacao powder
1 heaped tablespoon of Almond butter



After you blitzed them up in your food processor until its more or less smudged together and nicely chopped up and sticky (great explanation Jaide….). Take a little of the mixture each time and roll into a ball. There’s no right or wrong size so that’s totally up to you. Once rolled in pop them either on a plate or in a Tupperware and stick them in the fridge. They can keep for a good couple of weeks and are just so handy to have for those times when you just need a little pick me up.

Have you made any and want to share your recipe? Will you give them a go?

Next Friday will be the second snack of my two most made. Can you guess what they’ll be?

Happy Friday!
xoxo

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