I can’t stress enough how much I love energy balls & protein balls. I always have some stored in the fridge and take them with me or snack on when working. They’re great to take as an on-the-go snack. I tend to get hungry when I’m out and if you have nothing with you you’re bound to eat anything. Therefore making these and having them on you is great for a gorgeous bite, or two!
The variety and possibilities within energy balls is immense. I love testing and trying new ingredients and combinations. You can play around with the smoothness, crunch, doughy-ness etc. These apricot and coconut balls turned out gooey and flavourful with some crunch.
They’re made with very few natural ingredients within minutes. Full of goodness and packed with nutrients to give you energy, provide you with healthy fats, vitamins & minerals. All the goodness and taste.
*to make double the amount simply double all the ingredients*
Makes: 6 balls Total time: 10 minutes
Apricot and Coconut Energy Balls
70g apricots (2, small)
60g oat flour
20g tahini paste
20g mixed seeds
25g low-fat greek yoghurt
A pinch of salt
- Chop up the apricots and mush them with a fork in a bowl.
- Add the oat flour, tahini and honey and mix well.
- Sprinkle the mixed seeds and pinch of salt to the mixture (I used a mix of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds and poppy seeds) and combine well
- Roll in to 6 balls and roll each one on to a plate with seeds to add a layer of crunch on top.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours before eating.
Yes, I know that’s the most difficult part. I’d eat them straight away but they’re that much better when they’ve been cooled and hardened a bit. The texture is AMAZING and they’re packed with nutrients and goodness to carry with you throughout the day. The taste of the apricot combined with the tahini and the crunchiness to the seeds makes them so lovely.
I’d recommend having not only one to get more out of them! Also, making a bigger batch.
Protein ball goodness coming your way soon too!
Per ball: 82 Kcal, 8g carbs, 4g fat, 5g protein
Happy cooking and eating,