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Date and Seed Power Balls!

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On a resent trek in the north of Scotland, which I did with my family and a few friends (plus a happy dog) I knew a homemade energy boosting snack would be very much appreciated. Everyone in the group requested the recipe, so I took that as a good sign. These Energy ‘Power Balls!’ are rather delicious, and quite filling to, perfect for an in between meal snack, or a power boost when carrying heavy rucksacks and navigating unknown terrain in the wilderness!

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They store really well in an air tight container and keep for weeks in the fridge. You can also freeze them, and defrost as needed.

I’m posting two recipes; one with peanut butter, and the other with a luxurious Danish Nougat. Its not easy to get your hands on in the UK, but it is delicious.. Its a household staple in Denmark, used mainly around Christmas, paired with marzipan…yum!  So I would say, use Nutella or something similar, if you don’t live in DK.

 

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Power Balls no. 1

Makes 25

 

100g sesame seeds

100g sunflower seeds

100g dates

5 tbsp organic peanut butter ( or more if the mixture is too dry)

4 tbsp milled flax seeds

3 tbsp agave syrup

100g almonds

100g oats

1 tbsp organic coco powder

desicated coconut for rolling

 

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On a hot dry pan, gently toast the almonds, oats and sunflower seeds for a few min. Take care not to burn them.

Next, place all the dry ingredients including the dates in a food processor and blitz for a few moments. You want the consistency to be medium, between smooth and raw.

Empty the contents into a bowl, and add the peanut butter and agave syrup. Using a spoon, or your hands, make 25 balls, and roll them in the coconut. Store in the fridge.

 

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Power Balls no. 2

 

Makes 25

 

75g sesame seeds

75g sunflower seeds

150g dates

100g blød nougat – or nutella

4 tbsp milled flax seeds

1 tbsp hemp seed oil

100g cashew nuts

75g oats

2 tbsp organic coco powder

 

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On a hot dry pan, toast the cashews, oats and sunflower seeds for a few min. Taking care not to burn them.

Next, place all the dry ingredients including the dates into a food processor and blitz for a few moments. You want the consistency to be medium, between smooth and raw.

Empty the contents into a bowl, add the nougat and oil and mix it in well.

Finally, using a spoon, or your hands, make 25 balls. Store in the fridge.

 

 

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