In my last post I mentioned I want to eat healthier again. I think a healthy diet also contains sweets. Healthy treats. Energy balls are the perfect healthy sweet.
For those who don’t know energy balls yet: Energy balls are made from dates, dried fruits and nuts. Depending on what you add to this basic ingredients you get different tastes, such as fruity or chocolaty – you can make these little sweeties just to your taste.
For this almond cranberry energy balls you should process the almonds first, because they are harder than cashews and wouldn’t get chopped properly between the sticky dates.
- 80 g (3 oz) almonds
- 80 g (3 oz) pitted dates
- 30 g (1.5 oz) dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 pinch vanilla
- 1/2 tsp maca - optional
- Finely chop the almonds in a food processor. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix until a sticky mixture forms.
- Depending on how juicy your dates are, you might add 1 - 2 teaspoons water, to make the mixture a bite more sticky.
- Take a heaped teaspoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Do so until the mixture is rolled into 10 - 12 energy balls. Keep refrigerated and eat within a week.