REBECCA'S BROWNIE ENERGY BALLS

I love anything bite-sized... especially if it's balls! These energy balls taste just like brownies and are unbelievably healthy. The few simple ingredients pack a lot of health benefits:

  • Dates: high in fibre, which promotes regular bowel movements. Dates are also high in various antioxidants that protect your cells from free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that may cause harmful reactions in your body and lead to disease.
  • Walnuts*: rich in antioxidant activity and omega 3's. This comes from vitamin E, melatonin and plant compounds called polyphenols. Polyphenols in walnuts can help fight oxidative stress and inflammation.
  • Cocoa Powder: rich in theobromine, which helps to reduce inflammation and can contribute to protecting you from disease. Cocoa Powder also contains iron, zinc, and selenium. These minerals help your body function and give your immune system a boost.
  • Salt: From this recipe I used Redmond Real Salt which is unrefined salt. Real Salt contains several essential mineral electrolytes, that improve hydration and also assist in muscle contraction and nerve impulses due to the electric energy they create in the body. Any type of sea salt or pink himalayan salt are also great options!

*If you are allergic to nuts, you can substitute the walnuts for oats or another ingredient of your choosing.


PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 10 MINUTES
SERVINGS: 10 BALLS


BROWNIE PROTEIN BALLS RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

1 CUP DATES

1 CUP WALNUTS

¼ CUP COCOA POWDER

1 TEASPOON VANILLA

¼ TEASPOON SALT


DIRECTIONS

  1. Place dates in a medium bowl and cover with warm water. Let soak for 5 minutes to soften then drain.
  2. WARNING! DATES HAVE PITS DUHH... I totally forgot about this and ended up having a few surprises in my first round of balls.
  3. Add drained/pitted dates and all remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixture turns into the consistency of sand.
  4. Remove blade from the unit. To form balls, press mixture into a scoop or spoon and then roll in between your palms to form evenly sized bites. Continue until mixture is gone.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 mins then enjoy.

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF MY BALLS DOWN BELOW.

ENJOY!

6 comments

Elizabeth a ninja blender should work great!

Rebecca March 15, 2021

Made these tonight. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing your balls with us Rebecca

Meagan March 13, 2021

If we don’t have a food processor do you think a ninja blender would work? The balls sounds amazing lol.

Elizabeth Watkinson March 12, 2021

Love this! Thanks for your balls Rebecca

Kim March 12, 2021

Rebecca’s balls are amazing! Now we all know. LOL.
Can she deliver? :)

Suzie March 12, 2021

Rebecca, your balls are amazing. I loved eating them thank you for bringing them to work!

Emily March 12, 2021

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