500 grams medjool dates, pitted
300 grams raw almonds
200 grams raw walnuts
1/2 cup nutritional yeasts
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup water (start with less)
Fine, unsweetened shredded coconut for coating (optional)
We all need a good source of plant-based fat and protein in our diet. Dates, almonds, and walnuts are so so good for the overall body and brain functionality especially for the early life of young adults! B-12 is another essential factor for the nerve system and it is extremely important to consume enough of it especially if on a fully plant-based diet. These energy balls are packed with B-12 due to the addition of the amazing nutritional yeasts! Many people are wondering where and how they can add it to their diet. This recipe is just the BEST in so many ways since the nutritional yeasts not only add nutritional value but also an incredibly soft and delicate cheesy flavor! That why I would recommend not to skip this important ingredient. And yes, today we can easily find in almost every store some kind of energy balls. But here is why I think we should make them in our very own kitchen: 1). It's much much cheaper!!! 2 pounds of dates can cost less than $10! 2). You have the privilege to presoak the nuts before you incorporate them into the mixture. (Which is much healthier). 3). You get a beautiful quantity that can last for about 2 -3 weeks. 4). Its way more delicious. 5). No sugar added!!! 6). Your kids can enjoy it every day! 7).What are you waiting for?
1). Soak almonds and walnuts in water for 4 hours or more. Wash very well, strain and add to a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until nuts are nice and small but still have a bight to them. If you feel like the consistency is too dry add 1 or 2 more tbsp water. (If you do not have a big food processor divide into 2 batches)
2). Prepare a bowl of water to wet your hands. Form 1- 1 1/2" balls and arrange on a clean plate or baking sheet.
3). If you choose to coat them in shredded coconut prepare a bowl and dip each ball separately.
4). Keep in the fridge or freeze in an airtight container.