These healthy date balls are a great way to add extra nutrients to your diet. Naturally sweet and suitable for vegans, they're also super quick and easy to make! They're the ideal snack, easy to eat on the go, before a workout or added to your children's lunchbox.
1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup walnuts or macadamia nuts
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp raw cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp raw honey
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup desiccated coconut or raw cocoa (for rolling the balls in at the end)
Place the dates, nuts, coconut, seeds, cocoa and spices in a food processor and pulse until well chopped.
Add the honey, water and rolled oats and pulse for another 30 seconds.
Take tablespoons full of the mixture and roll them into balls. Roll them in the coconut or raw cocoa (also try toasted sesame seeds as another option).
Place them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving.
This recipe is taken from the Naturally Nutritious Wholefood Cookbook by Heidi du Preez & Karen Werge Tilney, available online from myHealing Protocol.
My name is Megan, I'm a non-practicing Nutritionist. I live in Cape Town with my husband and two crazy dogs. Read more.