Ginger Balls

You want to have more energy?   Stay longer up the mountain (or out in the ocean)?  Well cut out processes sugar and move onto energy balls.   These are full of protein and slow release energy.  Your muscles will love you.  So, ask for a blender for Christmas (your nutribullet will die doing these) and make in bulk.  Bust these out at Xmas parties, in little packets for the teachers, or keep them in the freezer and just pop a ball in your mouth whenever you need a little treat.    Below are my 3 favourite recipes....but I have more....

Please be aware you do not have to stick to these quantities, I am very loose with my balls.   Oh and store in freezer and then take out half an hour before eating. 

Ginger Balls

-400grams activated cashews (soak overnight in water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt) 

-2 teaspoons of ground ginger

-6 dates (pitted and soaked)

-2 tablespoons of cranberries

-100ml of water to pour in slowly (you may not use it all)

-100grams desiccated coconut to roll in

Put rinsed cashews, ground ginger, dates, 1 tablespoon of cranberries and small amounts of water into  mixer, mix until all is ground up. 

Roll into little balls the size of a large cherry tomato in your hand, sneak a piece of the dried mango into the bottom then roll in desiccated coconut which you have emptied onto a plate. 

Put in a container in freezer and then take out half an hour before eating

Cranberry Snowballs

-2 tablespoons of cranberries chopped finely

-200grams ground almonds

-2 tablespoons activated cashews

-4 soaked & pitted dates

-Tablespoon cinnamon 

-Tablespoon Vanilla 

-1/2 cup water

-1/2 cup desiccated coconut

In mixer put ground almonds, soaked dates, cinnamon, vanilla & cashews.  Slowly pour water in to help them blend but don’t add too much as you don’t want it to turn into a paste. 

Add chopped cranberries and roll into balls the size of a large cherry tomato. 

Roll in desiccated coconut

Peanut butter balls

Peanut Butter Protein Energy Balls

-1.5 cups peanut butter (homemade, just blend peanuts in blender for 5 mins)

-2 cups oats

- 12 Soaked Dates OR 1/4 cup date syrup 

-1 teaspoon vanilla burbon paste

-Chopped dried apricots

-100ml water (or more, just check on consistency as you blend) 

In mixer put peanut butter, soaked dates, & vanilla.  Slowly pour water in to help them blend but don’t add too much as you don’t want it to turn into a paste. 

Add chopped cranberries and roll into balls the size of a large cherry tomato. 

Roll in desiccated coconut 

Put in freezer and then take out half an hour before eating. 

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