3 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 cup roughly chopped raw pecans
1/3 cup roughly chopped raw walnuts
1/3 cup roughly chopped raw almonds
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
3 Tbsp organic cocoa powder
1-2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeasts ( optional)
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cinnamon
1 cup raw tahini paste (I use whole tahini)
1/2- 3/4th cup honey/ Silan - Natural date syrup
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 Tbsp coconut oil
Watch how to make these right here:
These amazing energy balls came about when I was nursing my twin boys. About 2 1/2 years ago. I read that oats, flax seeds and nuts help with milk production. I wondered what would be a good way to incorporate these ingredients besides regular oat cookies loaded with tons of sugar, oil and flour. I started experimenting and soon enough I found all my freezer and pantry in one bowl! I basically combined everything that is good for a nursing mama. In my case, one who has twins! For the binder, I used the best ingredient in my fridge, tahini paste. This, with some honey created a soft and rich flavor of halvah. When you add the crunch from the nuts it is just amazing! I keep them in the freezer and every morning I eat 1 or 2 of them while I'm sending the kids to school. No more feeling tired or hungry. The most amazing part is that my kids are crazy about them too. Even if you aren't nursing I encourage you to make them for yourself to take to work or to have on the go.
Watch how to make these right here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHwM0sJDQwg/
1). In a food processor combine: walnuts, pecans, and almonds, pulse a few times to get nice medium chunks. (Not a fine powder, you want to keep the crunch.)
1). In a bowl place the oats, hemp seeds, flax, cocoa powder, salt, cinnamon...
Mix with a spoon and set aside.
2). In a glass bowl, combine the tahini paste, honey, chocolate chips, and coconut oil. Heat for about a minute in the microwave or stove, just to allow the chocolate to melt.
3). Combine the wet and dry ingredients well and let sit for 10 minutes.
4). Prepare a coating buy chopping some almonds and pecans, about a half-cup each, or just shredded coconut.
5). In another bowl have some water and start forming the energy balls. Dip each one in the water for a second and then directly into the chopped nuts or shredded coconut. Place on a baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours or more. Then transfer to a zip-top bag or a container. Keep them in the freezer or fridge.
Note: If you chose to freeze them, allow sitting for 5 minutes before eating. OR, place in the microwave for 15 seconds just enough to be able to bight. They don't really need to be warm.