Energy balls are the perfect snack for when you’re in need of an energy boost. The basic ingredients in this recipe are almonds and dates, what leads to a nice marzipan-like flavor 🙂 Rolling them in cacao powder adds a little bit of bitterness that really completes the taste and prevents the Balls from getting too sticky.
I like to eat Energy balls as a snack in the afternoon and also before working out because they give me the last bit of energy that I need to give it my best. I’m sure you have already noticed how much I like them! Keep them in the fridge for (at least) 1 week – if they don’t get eaten way before 😉
Now, let’s have a closer look at the basic ingredients (but keep in mind, that you don’t eat a big amount of those balls):
Dates are with more than 60% really high in carbohydrates (glucose and fructose). Additionally, they contain about 8% of fiber, small amounts of vitamins and minerals (especially potassium and iron). Fiber is (shortly summarized) important for digestion. Furthermore, a low fiber intake (which is often the case in industrialized countries) is in context with lots of civilization diseases (like coronary heart disease and maybe also colon cancer). Another positive aspect of fiber is that it slows down the blood sugar rise.
Almonds are also high in Fiber (about 11%). They contain a lot of protein (more than 20%) and more than 50% of fat. In addition, almonds are rich in Vitamin E, potassium, magnesium and iron.
I hope you’ll enjoy trying out this recipe! Do you like Energy balls? If you have some ideas for another kind of flavor that I should try, please leave a comment down below 🙂
Energy Balls Marzipan | vegan & gluten-free
20 Minutes about 18 balls
Printables: Energyballs Marzipan
- 100g almonds
- 40g cashews
- 1 dash of salt
- a little bit of cinnamon
- 8 dates
- 4 Tbsp maple syrup
- cocoa powder (unsweetened) for rolling
- In a blender, mix the almonds, cashews, salt, and cinnamon to a rough powder
- Add the dates and maple syrup and mix them in
- Taking 1-2 tsp of the mixture, form little balls with your hands
- Spread the cocoa powder on a cutting board or plate in a thin layer and roll the balls in it until they are coated
- Store in fridge
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