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!
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment and chill in the fridge before serving.
- Store a jar of balls in the fridge and as eat as required!
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!