Okay, so for anybody who knows me , knows how much I LOVE sweets… I have a very unhealthy relationship with Skittles! Recently I have been trying to lessen my junk food intake, especially sweets and chocolate… in entering these energy balls. I have been taking a bag with about fifteen energy balls into work to last a week… and they have been great; one mid-morning, one after lunch and one before leaving work, keeps me going till my evening meal. I have seen so many recipes on the internet for different kinds of energy balls, but the main thing I took away from looking at so many, is that you can put ANYTHING in them.
When making my last couple of batches, I have used pretty much the same ingredients;
Rolled Oat (this is a constant in all the recipes)
Dried Mixed Fruit
Peanut Butter (any nut butter works, almond is my other choice)
Tiny bit of vanilla essence
All ingredients are simply thrown in a blender on high speed for around a minute.
In terms of the amount of each thing I put in, I just make a guess every time, and it does also depend on the amount of energy balls you are looking to make. I tend to put a lot of oats in and if it has not stuck together I add a little bit more honey, until I have the desired texture.
The below picture shows the desired texture, a ball of rough dough like texture.
Once you have your dough, you simply roll it into little balls and you are done! A nice, fairly healthy snack, that will keep you going.. as they have been keeping me away from them Skittles.
I would definitely suggest giving these a go if you are trying to give up unhealthy snacks, keep a batch of these in your fridge, and you will be ready to go!
This post was a little different than my usual, however I love food and love talking about it, so it’s likely these posts will become a bit of a regular.
Happy making guys.