Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Energy Balls I Have Been Making Recently.


Before we start with why I love these so much and how I make them. I want to give Lydia Millen a shoutout, who shared Carrie's recipe which I almost completely used for these. So give these gorgeous girls a follow.


I have been on the hunt for a delicious but healthy snack for in between meals. I am not someone who needs to snack all the time but when I have a very stressful day or it's exam period I find myself raiding our cupboards for something quick and small to eat. Something that gives me some energy and satisfies my craving for sweets. Of course, I still treat myself to some chocolate but I try not to have it in the house (I will eat the whole thing in one go) so I was looking for an alternative. When Lydia showed this recipe in one of her vlogs I knew I had to try this. Everything Carrie makes always looks so good. So why not? 

So a few weekends ago I got all the ingredients and gave it a go. I don't have a proper food processor but the Nutri Bullet did the job quite well. And surprisingly they were delicious and even my boyfriend likes them. Now I make them almost every weekend for the week ahead.

So let's get into how to make them... 

  • 200g of pitted dates
  • 160g of ground almonds
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  •          40ml of coconut oil
  •          50g of crunchy peanut butter

Whizz everything besides the coconut oil and the peanut butter in the blender. You will get a pretty fine consistency. Then you add the oil and the butter by hand and mix it well. Then roll them into small balls, mine make about 12 balls. I then love to roll them in some more coconut or even some cacao powder. You can either pop them in the fridge or the freezer and enjoy over the next few days (or eat them all at once). Enjoy! 

x Lisa

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31 comments

  1. I'm just always so pumped for new recipe. Especially the easy ones! ♥
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    1. YAY let me know when you tried this one :)

      x Lisa

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  2. Those look so good. I want to make some too.
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  3. I am going to have to try my hand at making some of these, they look so good!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. YES! Let me know how you liked them :)

      x Lisa

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  4. These look so good! I need to try these sometime. I don't like coconut so I'll have to substitute! Thanks for sharing!!

    Xo,
    Miki
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    1. Oh just leave it out and add more peanut butter and dates :)

      x Lisa

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  5. These look great – thanks for writing this recipe out. I wanted to try to make these when Lydia logged about it, but still wasn't sure on the measurements and etc so thank you for sharing!

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  6. These look delicious!
    María Eugenia
    www.thegirlonanisland.com
    https://www.thegirlonanisland.com/2018/05/the-wynwood-wall.html

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    1. And they even taste better than they look!

      x Lisa

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  7. They look amazing I am making them Thank you for the recipe xoxo Cris
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    1. So happy! Tell me how you liked it!

      x Lisa

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  8. Thanks for sharing the recipe Lisa! These look awesome!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

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  9. What an excellent idea! They look great.

    Gemma
    Faded Windmills

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  10. I love making these, I usually don't add chia seeds, but will try adding them next time!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  11. This looks sooo good dear. I have to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Let me know when you tried them hun!

      x Lisa

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  12. Lisa, I love coconut. I am addicted. I really want to make these. We have four hotels in Manhattan. Be sure to visit us when you get the chance ✿

    Angela
    www.thepaulnyc.com

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      x Lisa

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  13. These look soooo delicious hunnn - lovely post as always x

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I am so trying these out! Whether I'm busy or bored, I'm always looking for something to eat and need snacks to bring with me on the go, and these are just a perfect solution. Thank you very much for sharing :)

    Maria / inaccordance.co.uk

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    1. Girl exactly... they are perfect for that :)

      x Lisa

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  15. These look DELICIOUS! Especially love the photos in this post xx

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Thank you! xx