Londoner Energy Balls – 4 WAYS

Homemade raw chocolate truffles
Fuelling
Servings: 1-2 Balls
One for the Londoners. Always on the move needing healthy energy perform at work and at the gym. Chef has refined 3 amazing options here.

Coconut and Almond Balls

A favourite. A healthy fuelling snack which is also a great fibre provider. Also a great source of Vitamin E with its antioxidant benefits.

Ingredients

440g dates
220g almonds
2 tbsp. coconut oil
3 tbsp. cocoa
165g desiccated coconut

Method

  1. Place the dates into a bowl and cover with 240ml of boiling water, leave to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the almonds into a food processor and blend until smooth this will take 7-8minutes.
  3. Add the dates to the food processor along with the liquid and blend until smooth. Add the coconut oil and desiccated coconut into the processor and pulse until combined.
  4. Remove the mixture from the food processor and place into a bowl. Refrigerate for 20 minutes and then roll into balls. These are now ready to serve.

Butternut Squash and Date Balls

A perfect Omega 3 booster alongside, the fibrous and healthy snack.

Ingredients

320g butternut squash
110g dates
110g desiccated coconut
40g pumpkin seeds
25g chia seeds

Method

  1. Place the dates into a bowl and cover with boiling water and leave to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Peel and dice the butternut squash and place into a saucepan. Cover with water and heat over a high heat on the stove. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until soft. Once cooked drain and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Drain the dates and place into a food processor along with the butternut squash. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the date mix into a bowl and add the coconut, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. Mix well.
  5. Place the mix into the fridge for 30 minutes and allow to cool. Once cooled roll into balls and serve.

Coffee and Chocolate Balls

Did you say coffee and chocolate? Yes. please. Alongside some healthy carbs, omega 3, and selenium.

Ingredients

220g oats
110g chia seeds
½ tbsp. freshly ground coffee
55g honey
110g almond butter
55g chocolate chips
55g dried cranberries

Method

  1. In a large bowl mix the oats, chia seeds, cranberries and chocolate chips.
  2. Pour the honey and almond butter into a saucepan and warm over a low heat until runny. Add the coffee and stir well.
  3. Pour the honey into the oat mix, and stir until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  4. Place the mix into the fridge for 30minutes to cool. Once cooled roll into balls and serve.
James Collins, in the kitchen

The following recipe has been produced in James' test kitchen. Devised by James and his team of chefs for everyone wanting to optimise their diet on a daily basis. Special thanks to chef Omar Meziane for his work on this collection.

Whether ‘fuelling’ to maintain energy levels, ‘recovering’ after a hard workout, or reducing body fat, each of these options takes less than 15 minutes!

Our chefs pride themselves on using the latest innovative ingredients backed by science.

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