Playful Powerballs

So, I’ve called this delicious treat a slightly irritating name only because I think the making of powerballs should be Playful. Not much thought, time or effort should go into making these. And clearly not much thought, time or effort went into the name ;-). Having the basics under your belt sets you up for making a million variations of these and tweaking to your own personal taste all the time. It also helps to stock your cupboard with the ingredients you know you can use.  If you can, use organic ingredients.

Give these a go, they are nicely balanced with good fats, slow release carbs and great sources of protein. So, they should keep you full for longer and you should be satisfied enough with one or two to get you through to the next meal. They’re great after activities and a perfect go-to snack when you’re pregnant, or to bring to the office.  Kids also LOVE them.  My three year old is convinced he gains extra powers when he eats them.

Enjoy the feeling of smug while you have these to munch on for the week…. If they last that long 😉


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Playful Powerballs
These are great after activities and a perfect go-to snack when you’re pregnant, or to bring to the office. Kids also LOVE them. My three year old is convinced he gains extra powers when he eats them.
Course Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Powerballs
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Powerballs
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix the dates, apricots, vanilla, coconut oil and water in the blender.
  2. In a bowl place the dry ingredients: oats, almonds, chia seeds and optional pinch of salt.
  3. Pour the sticky mixture from the blender into the dry ingredients. I use my hands because you’re going to be getting them icky when you roll them anyway.
  4. Once the mixture has formed a nice dough-like consistency roll all the balls. Try not to make them too big. I roughly split the mixture in 4 and then make 6 balls out of each quarter. That ensures there is a bit of consistency.
  5. In a separate bowl place the desiccated coconut. Put about 4 of the balls in at a time and roll around till covered.
  6. Place in a covered container in the fridge to set for about half an hour and they are ready to eat. They will last for at least a week in the fridge.
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