Workout Energy Snacks

Ingredients

  • 1 c dates – big fat juicy medjools would be perfect.  I had honey dates on hand so I used them
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries and/or blueberries
  • 4 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 4 tsp lemon zest
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp vegan whole food smoothie infusion
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp maple roasted shelled flax seeds

Method

Add all ingredients except coconut flour and flax seeds to food processor.  Process until it forms a thick  paste, smooth if you prefer though I like mine with some bits and pieces still intact.  Adjust liquids – coconut oil and lemon juice – to create paste.

Spread coconut flour on wax paper.  In 1 tbsp amounts, drop processed mixture onto coconut flour and roll with hand into a small ball.

 

yummy paste

 

Roll each ball in flax seeds.

These incredibly tasty energy balls will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for a couple of weeks.  Freeze them for up to 2 months. Pop one before a run or BawdyMax Class. It will work for you.

 

ready for the fridge

 

Vary this recipe as you please.  Leave out the cinnamon and put in some raw cacao and a pinch of cayenne, roll the balls in crushed walnuts instead of flax seeds or roll them in raw cacao and crushed pistachios, add different dried fruit.

Feel free to create these with whatever pleases you and according to what you have on hand.  Like any great workout, stay with it, earn the form, own the final outcome.

They are delicious. I’ve been messing with this recipe for a while.  You should too.  I recently came across Elevate Me! bars – they’ve been messing with this recipe too!

I think I’ll enter this recipe into the Savor & Share Recipe Contest.

Enjoy.

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