A while ago my mum told me about this great British food blogger that was taking the UK by storm with delicious and healthy recipe ideas. With life being a bit crazy I only recently took a look at her blog Deliciously Ella but instantly I was hooked and couldn’t wait to start recreating her ideas. The first recipe I decided to make was her Ultimate Energy bites, little energy balls “filled with the most amazing superfoods in the world” her blog boasted. Well, its been a slow and steady decline in the world of snacking for me, with a busy day-to-day I’ve been tending to reach for the likes of G’s goldfish or a little chocolate to fill that snacking hole. So, I decided -finally – to carve out the time try these healthy and delicious energy bites. This was a big decision for me because one of my biggest banes in life is spending time hunting the supermarket for unfamiliar ingredients. And secondly – of course – carving out the time to make them. But with Ella’s promise of easy I was willing to risk it and make them. Surprisingly, it didn’t actually take a huge amount of time to find the ingredients – with the exception of the hemp protein powder which come to find out the supermarket didn’t actually have (I used regular protein powder). And when I came to make them, she was right, it was easy! yay. and yay. So here’s the recipe, (taken directly from Ella’s blog) which I absolutely love, and Grace does too:
– 1 cup of medjool dates
– 3/4 of a cup of almonds
– 3/4 of a cup of walnuts or any other nut
– 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
– 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed
– 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
– 1 tablespoon of hemp protein powder
– 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
Start by placing the almonds, walnuts, ground flax seed and chia seeds in your food processor. Blend for 1 minute, until the a flour forms and the nuts have crumbled.
Then add the remaining ingredients, pitting the dates before adding those. Blend for another minute until a stick dough forms.
Use your hands to roll the mixture into little balls, place in a bowl and store in the fridge.