Everyone seems to be making these so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon too. And ever since I made them, I simply cannot stop – I make them pretty much every other day and do you know what? They have stopped me from reaching for those naughty biscuits (which I really shouldn’t have in the cupboard in the first place – I know, I know – but the husband “needs” a supply of Hob Nobs or Digestives so sometimes there’s just too much temptation!). Trying to stay awake during the day and keep my energy levels up whilst looking after a newborn baby and then trying to tame a toddler when he comes home from school means I needed a healthy snack that would satisfy my sugar cravings but wouldn’t give me the crash that biscuits and other refined sugar snacks often do five minutes after you’ve scoffed them. Not a great feeling and certainly a vicious circle which is difficult to get out of – any Mum can vouch, I’m sure.

Enter the energy balls, my saviours! Being inspired by so many recipes by lovely people on Instagram, my palate has taken a particular liking to Cocopeanut Bliss Balls by a fellow Mummy and Lifestyle blogger Oummanna. Over the course of the past couple of months, I have modified her recipe by using different nuts and butters, and these two recipes below are my favourite combos. which contain my favourite coconut and almond butter (mouth drooling). Hope you enjoy them too and have fun experimenting with different nuts and butters 🙂

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RECIPE #1 – ALMOND ENERGY BALLS

This recipe makes 7 decent sized balls 🙂

What you need:

  • 50g almonds
  • 50g coconut & almond butter (I absolutely love the one from Pip & Nut – also because it doesn’t contain any palm oil – high five!)
  • 25g desiccated coconut + a bit more for rolling the balls in (optional)

Method:

  1. In a food processor (I use the grinder part of the NutriBullet instead), grind the almonds and coconut.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and add the butter.
  3. Mix with a spoon until all ingredients combine.
  4. Roll the mixture into small balls. Add a bit more of the butter if the mixture keeps falling apart. You can then roll the balls in some extra desiccated coconut.
  5. Refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  6. Try not to eat them all at once 🙂

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RECIPE #2 – PISTACHIO & walnut ENERGY BALLS

This recipe makes 7 decent sized balls 🙂

What you need:

  • 25g pistachios
  • 25g walnuts
  • 50g coconut & almond butter
  • 25g desiccated coconut + a bit more for rolling the balls in (optional)

Method:

Same as above.


Apparently, these energy balls can stay in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to two weeks but if you’re anything like me, these will be gone within a couple of days! Naughty indeed 🙂

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