FittaMamma Energy Balls

FittaMamma Energy Balls
May 30, 2017 Sophie Wishart

Need a healthy pregnancy snack to fit in with your healthy diet? Try our energy balls, packed with nuts and fruit -perfect for a pregnancy workout boost!

These little balls of deliciousness are a great energy boost, ideal before your pregnancy workout and great for refuelling after exercise. The coconut oil is easily processed into energy and is good for blood cholesterol; the walnuts are full of Omega-3, crucial for your baby’s brain development and the dates are packed with essential minerals, fibre and natural energy boosting sugars. A transportable snack that makes a useful addition to your fit pregnancy diet!

Ingredients

1 cup of walnuts
½ cup of desiccated unsweetened coconut
1 cup of soft pitted dates
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 dessertspoon of agave syrup
½ teaspoon of sea salt
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
Additional tablespoon of desiccated coconut or cocoa powder for dusting

Method

  1. Process the walnuts and coconut in a food processor until finely ground. Add all the other ingredients and process until thoroughly mixed into a thick paste.
  2. Scoop out heaped teaspoonfuls of paste and roll between your hands to form walnut sized balls. Roll half the balls in desiccated coconut and half the balls in cocoa powder.
  3. Place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment and chill in the fridge before serving.
  4. Store a jar of balls in the fridge and as eat as required!

FittaTip

Use mixed broken nuts instead of walnuts.
Give an energy gift! A pretty jar or a small box filled with FittaMamma Energy Balls is a healthy pregnancy substitute for chocolates!

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