Lemon + almond energy balls

By EP Dietetics

12:00am, Thursday 9 June 2016

A high protein snack


Energy balls can be a conveinient snack, but are also known for being energy dense due to ingredients such as protein powders, dried fruit and nuts. These have been made without protein powder, but you could add a neutral flavoured powder if you wish to increase the protein content more. Keep the size small when rolling. Remember these are meant as a snack- so practice portion control- one will do! Once refridgerated these can keep for a couple of weeks. Makes around 25-30 balls.


6 dried dates

2 cups almond meal

1 cup desiccated coconut

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 lemon- zest and juice

2 Tbsp honey


Place dates in a small heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to soften for 5-10 minutes.

Drain and pit dates.

In a food processor, combine the pitted dates with the remaining ingredients for a few minutes until the mixture combines together to form a soft ball.

Take 2 tsp of mixture at a time and roll in a ball shape. Roll in extra coconut or crushed nuts (optional).

Refridgerate energy balls.

Eat and enjoy as a snack!


Updated 11:07am, Thursday 9 June 2016

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