I posted a photo of the ingredients used in these vegan and nut free energy balls on instagram a week ago. I am not turning vegan and still very much a meat lover. But with allergies in the house and mister undergoing a food elimination diet, I did quite a lot of research on making vegan energy balls and it has to be nut free.
Why energy balls? Mister has participated for the ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer‘ 200km ride over 2 days. We have reached the $2500 donation to be able to ride. Massive thank you to friends and relatives that have generously donated to the cause. We did not think it was possible but we made it and mister has been practising hard for the last few months to get fit and fingers cross that he is able to finish the ride. My little contribution are these vegan energy balls since he isn’t able to eat any protein bars that is filled with weird name ingredients that I can’t pronounce or nuts or anything that contains chocolate.
The ingredients are wholesome and takes almost no time to make. Plus there are super yummy and it is great for you. I used incaberries the first time and then apricot for the next lot.
The orignal recipe is from Be a Fun Mum and I’ve some substituted some ingredients. Below is the one that is created for Mister as he is unable to consume any dairy or nut products yet (hopefully).
- 150g of pitted medjool dates
- 150g of incaberries
- 150g of quinoa flakes
- 3 tbsp of maple syrup
- 1 tbsp of hot water
- 50g of desiccated coconut and then more required for coating
- Place all ingredients (except any additional desiccated coconut for coating) into a food processor. Turn on to the lowest and allow it to come together
- Once all the ingredients are combined into a ball in the food processor, turn it off
- Wet your palm a little and then roll the balls into roughly 2cm balls. Place it on a baking paper. Once they are all rolled, then coat it with desiccated coconut and place back on to the baking tray
- Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before consuming
This keeps pretty well in the fridge and according to mister, it has provided him with ample energy burst during his recent rides. I am so super proud of him and shall be waiting for him at the finishing line next Sunday! I am confident that he will try his hardest to complete the ride.
There is still time to donate and support this cause – ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer‘ And thank you again for those that have.