Vegan & Gluten Free Super Energy Balls....





I've been asked a few times regarding recipes, if you follow my instagram, twitter, or Facebook page (links below!) you'll notice that I'm eating super healthy alongside working out to get myself to a better happier place.
I thought I should start with a fairly easy but also quite open to suggestion healthy treat, these chocolatey nut filled energy balls that require no specific measurements, and you can easily change it up as often as you like.

For these particular ones, and also my usual ones, I used the following ingredients:-

Maca Powder
Cacao Powder 
Goji Berries
Dates (soaked for twenty minutes)
Raw Almonds
Pistachio Nuts
Chia Seeds
Coconut Oil (melted in pan)

You can also add any other types of dried fruit like apricots, figs, etc or preferred nuts like hazelnuts or brazil nuts, the only ingredient I think of as a must for these balls are the coconut oil, and the cacao powder to give it that sweet kick.
Simply put all of the ingredients you are using in a high powered blender, I find about a table spoon of the coconut oil works best, as you don't want the mix to be too oily or too dry.
It gets a little messy once the mixture is ready, as you need to roll the mixture into balls, which also gives you a good indication of how the mix has worked as you want to have the oil transferring onto hands slightly, but not a huge mess of mixture.
Once rolled into balls you can leave plain or add a coating, I like to use chopped nuts, chia seeds, dissected coconut, or cacao nibs, they generally stick quite well and add extra flavour too.
Once they are ready and on your baking tray, simply stick them in the fridge for an hour to set.



These have helped us out on many occasions as they're so easy to have in your bag for after the gym, travelling, or just an extra boost throughout the day as they are very filling, and jam packed full of goodness!
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