Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Amazeballs

Do you picture yourself in this situation? 

It's 5pm, you've just finished work or classes for the day. You're tired, lunch feels like forever ago, and you're just a little bit cranky. You come home and raid the fridge for a delicious snack that requires zero prep requirement. Something which will make all feel right with the world again and rescue you from your state of 'hanger'. 


If the answer is yes, (or even if it's no) then say hello to these seriously great energy bites, aka Amazeballs. They are the perfect solution to your rumbling-tummy issue, and possibly any other problem you may have in life.

These little treats fantastically curb energy slumps, and truly do live up to their name. If you think dates are just for cute, old people who need to increase dietary fibre intake to improve their you-know-what, then think again! They have the most incredible caramel-like taste, which makes them the perfect base for these snacks.

Cashews are among the healthier nut choices, as they have a high level of omega-3 and protein. Once the dates and cashews have been blended together, then you can add pretty much anything else you desire. Dried fruit, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds? You name it! Splash of vanilla extract and maybe a pinch of cinnamon? Badda bing, badda boom - they're done! Scoop out using a teaspoon and roll the mixture into little balls with your hands. Pop them in the fridge where they can last a few days in a sealed container. Then kindly thank Amazeballs for saving you from ever resembling a hungry bear again.


Coconut and Cashew Amazeballs


                         Serves 16


1 1/2 mugs Dates
1 mug Cashews
1/2 mug Desiccated Coconut
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Cinnamon
1 tbsp Water
Optional: Extra Coconut for rolling

1. Blend cashews in a food processor for a few seconds until they become a chunky-flour like consistency.
2. Add dates into nut-flour and blend.
3. Then add in coconut, vanilla extract, pinch of cinnamon and water.
4. Blend ingredients until all mixed together. Scoop out a tablespoon of mixture and roll with your hands to form a ball. 
[Optional: Roll energy bites in desiccated coconut to finish.]
5. Can be placed in an airtight container and refrigerated for a few days.

1 comment:

  1. I can assure you these really were 'AMAZEballs!!' ;) Thanks @juicyLucie, keep up the great work x

    ReplyDelete