Lemon Crunch Energy Balls
I have an obsession with date balls at the moment. I can’t stop playing with different flavours.
When I made these I got stuck on this one flavour and have made them over and over (and over) again!
I love the tart lemon zest, the hint of ginger and the crunch of the buckwheat cereal.
I can never stop at one … or two … (I’ll stop there, or I’d be telling!).
(Makes about 12 balls)
1 cup soaked dates (pitted)
1 tablespoon extra virgin organic coconut oil
1/4 cup Health Connection Sprouted Buckwheat Cereal * (see notes for alternative ingredients)
Lemon zest from 1/4 of a lemon
Small pinch of organic ginger powder
1 heaped tablespoon cacao powder
Ensure your dates are pitted and soak the dates in warm water until soft.
Melt the coconut oil (if solid).
Finely grate rind from 1/4 of a lemon.
Add the soaked and drained dates, melted coconut oil and lemon zest to a food processor. Process for a few minutes.
Add the cereal mix, a pinch of ginger powder (optional) and the cacao powder and process until combined. (I know it’s ready when the mixture clumps into one giant ball.)
To avoid sticky hands, I place the mixture in the fridge (or freezer) for half hour before rolling into balls.
Roll into balls and dust with sifted cacao powder.
Store in the fridge.
- If you are not in South Africa you can substitute the Health Connection Sprouted Buckwheat Cereal with the following ingredients – rolled oats, sprouted buckwheat flakes, puffed brown rice, raisins, almond shavings and goji berries.
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