I love doing yoga. Things are often really busy in my life, so I am constantly looking for quick snack ideas that I can grab on the go, especially when I’m heading out the door to yoga. I find that having a quick snack about 30 minutes before helps boost my energy for a great class.
These little date balls are one of my favorite snacks because they are easy to make ahead of time, store in the freezer, and then grab quickly when I’m running out the door. They also make a great dessert for those times you feel like something sweet after a meal.
These Date Bliss Balls are naturally sweetened and full of delicious and nutritious seeds and nuts. No baking is required!
Makes roughly 20-25 balls
2 cups (roughly 250 grams) pitted dates
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons warm water
¾ cup oats
¼ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup chopped almonds
½ cup toasted coconut flakes
½ cup extra coconut flakes for coating
1. Place dates and warm water in a food processor and process until smooth.
2. Scoop the creamed dates into a bowl and fold in the remaining ingredients (not the extra coconut flakes for coating) until mixed. If the mixture is soggy, then slowly add more oats; alternatively, if the mixture is too dry, slowly add warm water.
3. Shape balls between 3 to 4 centimeters in diameter, roll them in the extra coconut, and place on a tray.
4. Place the tray in the freezer for 30 minutes to allow them to set and enjoy straight out of the freezer for a quick energy boost.
This recipe is included in the cookbook Get Naked in the Kitchen: Healthy Recipes That Are Proud to Bare It All, authored by Briana Santoro with contributions by expert healthy chefs like Jesse who want to share their passion for food and show them that there’s more than one right way to eat well. It was released shortly before the holidays and hit number one on Amazon.