Coconut-Dates-Almond Energy Balls

I did not get the memo 📝 I should have known that being a food blogger on Instagram gets especially injurious to health come festivities- every second picture on my feed is a “mithai” (sweetmeat)! How on earth is someone with a major sweet tooth try and stay off sugar! So, I decided to be a bit kind to myself and got my husband to get 5 boxes of mithai on his way back from India (bless his work for getting the timing right!). While I was awaiting the precious parcel to be delivered I thought of treating myself (and the kids of course ;)) to some healthy desserts and hence these coconut-dates-almond energy balls. Extremely easy to whip up and even easier to gulp down, as they are refined sugar free and hence guilt free too. I made two versions- one with raw cacao and one without and both were equally delicious. Apart from being great energy boosters, they also make great lunch box snacks for kids. Here is the recipe which was inspired by Natasha Minocha’s Coconut Almond Rose Bliss Balls recipe linked here (http://www.tashasartisanfoods.com/2017/08/25/coconut-almond-rose-bliss-balls/):

Coconut-Dates-Almond Energy Balls

Ingredients

  • Dates- 12
  • Desiccated coconut- ½ cup
  • Almond meal (see here for an easy almond meal recipe - http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-diy-almo-14350)- ½ cup
  • Pistachio and Almonds (chopped fine)- 6-8 each kind
  • White Sesame seeds (dry roasted)- 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla or Rose essence (as per preferred flavor preference)- 1 teaspoon
  • Raw cacao- 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil- 1 tablespoon

Instructions

  1. Soak the pitted dates in lukewarm water for 15-20 minutes to soften them for ease of blending
  2. Drain the water and reserve.Combine all ingredients in a high power blender to form a smooth paste. If chocolate flavor is not preferred, exclude the raw cacao
  3. To the blended mixture, add 1-tablespoon coconut oil and mix well. If the mixture seems too wet add more almond meal/desiccated coconut or if it is too dry add a teaspoon or two of the water reserved in step 2
  4. Form into small balls and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These yummy delights keep well for 10-15 days in the refrigerator

Notes

Calories (per ball)- 20
Nutrition-Calcium/ Iron/Manganese/ Magnesium/Phosphorous/Copper/Vitamin B Complex
It does wonders for your- Energy/Hair/Skin/Immunity/ Cardiovascular health/Sleep/Gut/Anemia
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3 Comments

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    Swati
    September 25, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I am definitely going to try this one!got to know about your blog from nupur .. I love every pic and the recipes are mouth watering
    I love healthy cooking and Glad and excited to see more recipes up here:)

    Swati

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      onewholesomemeal
      September 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you Swati! Do try and share how you liked it. Thanks again for stopping by 😍

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    Swati
    September 28, 2017 at 10:38 am

    They turned out so delicious ! Lovedddd them..You on Instagram right ? Can I give a shout out on my account ?

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