Vegan – Dairy Free – Gluten Free – Refined Sugar Free – Raw
Cost : If you make 20 like your meant to… $0.59 AUD / £0.34 GBP / $0.45 USD per serving (double for 10 like us!)
INGREDIENTS (10-20 SERVINGS…)
- 160g Medjool Dates (roughly 12)
- 230g (1 1/4 cup) Almonds
- 50g (1/2 cup) Dessicated Coconut
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 2 Small lemons
- Optional : 20g of chia and/or coconut to roll balls in.
Tip : We skipped the zest and they were still super lemony!
This Livia’s Kitchen Truffle recipe didn’t need any fancy equipment to make, so as long as you have the usual kitchen essentials, you’ll make this just fine!
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Food Processor or Blender
- Knife & Chopping board or Kitchen Scissors
Tip : Instead of using a knife and chopping board, if you have kitchen scissors, use these to chop the dates into small pieces – it’s super quick and easy!
These energy balls are really simple to make. You simply put everything into the blender at once until it’s combined, roll it into balls and pop in the fridge. There’s no need to bake or freeze them and minimal equipment is used – the only messy part is your hands!
This is one of those amazing recipes, where it takes ten minutes to make from start to finish – perfect for those weeks when you have no time to make something elaborate!
Tip : These energy balls last for a couple of weeks in the fridge so it’s easy to make a big batch and leave them in the fridge at home or work to help avoid sugary snacks.
Not much washing up…
We often find that some energy ball recipes can contain a lot of oil and natural sugars, such as coconut oil and honey and syrups. This recipe doesn’t contain any oil and the sweetness comes from just medjool dates – and each ball only has the equivalent of one date. The high percentage of almonds in this recipe provides a good amount of protein and fibre which help to keep us energised and feeling full!
TASTE AND TEXTURE
These Livia’s kitchen energy balls are amazingly gooey, and the large chunks of almonds add another texture. Despite being not to keen on lemon, we actually loved the light lemony flavour – it isn’t too overpowering and you can taste the hint of coconut in there too! Despite being perfectly gooey, the chunky almonds helped the energy balls to hold their shape really well and they were perfect for taking on the go.
#NAILEDIT OR #FAILED IT?
#NAILED IT! This recipe for Livia’s Kitchen’s lemon, coconut and almond energy balls was delicious! For us it ticked all of the boxes that a sweet treat should…
- Cost effective ($0.59 per ball!)
- Fuss free recipe
- Easy to transport
We would definitely recommend giving this recipe a go!
Have you tried this Livia’s Kitchen recipe? Do you think she #nailedit or #failedit with this energy ball recipe? Let us know in the comments!
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LIVIA’S KITCHEN RECIPE BOOKS
Check out the Livia’s Kitchen recipe books for more healthy eating ideas:
This recipe can be found at https://liviaskitchen.co.uk/2015/10/14/lemon-coconut-and-almond-truffles/