Making energy bars at home is real simple, especially when they can be made raw without using oven or stovetop.The other reason to make one at home is, store bought ones mostly contact high of sugar and doesn’t contain all the goodness the homemade ones offer you.
I’m guilty of spending more time taking pictures than making these energy balls. You literally need less than 5 minutes to make them. It’s similar to the Dates mithai recipe I posted a while ago.
The main ingredients this recipes needs are: dates, chia seeds, dry coconut powder, nutmeg, and walnuts. You can choose to ignore the rest even though I highly recommend adding as many of the above ingredients as you can.
Dates – 1 cup
Walnuts – 1/2 cup
Chia seeds – 2 tablespoon
Pistachio – 1/2 cup
Dry coconut – 3/4 cup (you can replace it with regular coconut as well)
Protein powder – 2 tablespoon (I get the protein powder from Sprouts (you can find it in their bulk section and it can be given to kids)
Flax meal – 2 tablespoon (You can find it in majority of the stores. If not, just grind some flax seeds and use them)
Cacao – 2 tablespoon
Goji berries – 2 tablespoon
Vanilla extract – 1 tablespoon
Nutmeg – 1/2 teaspoon
Honey – 2 tablespoon
- Soak chia seeds in water for 10 minutes.
- Combine all other ingredients except chia seeds and grind coarsely in a food processor/mixie (I use my Vitamix for the grinding)
- Combine chia seeds with the mix and make them into balls
- Store in air tight container and enjoy whenever you need a boost of energy
I at least eat couple of these every day for snack. I have sweet tooth and it’s super hard to stop with just 2. But hey, it contains all the good things at least 🙂