A tasty and healthy treat that can be made easily as a light snack or small desert, so why not make with your children or bring to a dinner party to add to the spread.
Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and fiber. These nutrients play a crucial role in supporting brain health and mood regulation. Pumpkin seeds supply the brain with zinc, which is an essential brain booster mineral and improves thinking skills.
Date Energy Balls
20-25 mins Makes about 12-14 bites Easy
10-12 medjool dates
2 cups nuts - walnuts, pistachio, almonds
1-3 tbsp seeds - pumpkin, sunflower, flaxseed
1/4 desiccated coconut
Pit the medjool dates and soak them in warm water for 10 minutes until they soften
Place the pitted dates other ingredients in the bowl of a large processor
Blend on a high until a thick "dough" is formed and the mixture feels sticky
Scoop about 1-2 tbsp of the mixture and use your hands to roll it in a ball
If you have time then let them sit in the fridge for 5 minutes
Roll the energy bites into the desiccated or shredded coconut pressing gently so they adhere.
Eat and enjoy!!
This recipe was presented on the TTI Family Health Show on winter wellness, if you would like to see the video and the other recipes made on the show click the link below The Family Health Show - Winter Wellness (youtube.com)