Sophie Guidolin’s Energy Balls

I recently stumbled upon a site a friend of mine has – check it out. She looks amazing and is an inspiration. I also found this yummy recipe on there.
She is a mum of two who recently trained for the  2012 INBA Sportsmodel taking out 1st place.
energy-balls
Sophie Guidolin’s Energy Balls

Great for kids lunch boxes as unlike most energy balls- they contain no protein powder, no artificial sugars or artificially processed foods!

Preparation: 15 minutes,
Cooking: minutes,
Approx. Total: 15 minutes

These are great for kids lunch boxes as unlike most energy balls- they contain no protein powder, no artificial sugars or artificially processed foods! Great for adults as a natural pre workout, or a great snack on the go!
They taste INCREDIBLE, even the fussiest of children would LOVE them- and are so much better than processed foods!
Please note- these DO contain NUTS.

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 8 dates
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sultanas
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 2 teaspoon of natural organic cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of agave syrup- optional
Method
  1. Add all ingredients in the food processor, the natural liquid in the dates/sultanas will provide enough moisture for the mixture to be a good consistency.
  2. This process may take 4-5 minutes, keep stopping the processor and using a spoon, mix the mixture together and to ensure none is stuck on the sides.
  3. Agave syrup- This is optional, these are naturally very sweet, however if you have only just started your clean eating journey and are use to processed foods, the taste is a ‘different sweet’ (natural!!) so you may want to add the agave, you will only need 1 teaspoon max.
  4. Once the mixture looks like the picture, and is moist, yet still has texture. Roll into balls, you can add topping to this- cashew nuts in halves, almonds, cranberries etc
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