• Recipe: Almond & Coconut Energy Balls
  • Recipe: Almond & Coconut Energy Balls

    I love to snack. I snack once, sometimes twice a day but regularly buying healthy snacks on-the-go can become costly. I wanted to make my own snacks like energy balls and guacamole for crudités but there was one thing missing, a food processor. There are so many wonderful snacks that you can make with a food processor but honestly, I didn’t know where to start when buying one. I scoured the web reading reviews to see if anyone confirmed that the machine can handle hard, crunchy nuts as well as soft, creamy avocados but no one did. It was all a bit confusing. Luckily DOMU stepped in, an online homewares store based in Manchester.

    I am now the proud owner of the VonShef Food Processor*. I worried when choosing it in case it wouldn’t be up to the task of producing the different types of snacks I wanted to make, but I needn’t have worried. The VonShef Food Processor comes with different blades that mix, chop, shred and even slice. My meal prep time has been reduced. Actually, that’s a total lie because I am currently far too excited and keep wanting to make ALL THE FOODS. Homemade nut milk, almond flour, chocolate avocado mousse, energy balls, fruit and nut bars, guacamole, hoummous… These are just some of the foods I’ll be making in my new food processor. Just call me a Domestic Goddess *flicks hair*.

    Almond and Coconut Energy Balls Recipe - A healthy, nutritious homemade snack

    I don’t know how I went so long without one. I’ve obviously can’t comment on how the VonShef Food Processor compares to other models, but I feel reassured that I have a good one as The Independent voted it as Best Buy. I love that the base has suction feet so it doesn’t slide or bounce around on my kitchen worktop when in use. It’s not huge either, which is really important to me as I’m not an owner of a vast kitchen. It has 10 speeds and a pulse button as well as interchangeable blades and fittings that allow you to chop, mix, slice and shred. It’s been able to handle multiple different foods perfectly for me.

    Today, I want to share with you one of the recipes I’ve made with my new food processor, Almond and Coconut Energy Balls. These are perfect for pre or post workout or for when you’re craving something sweet. They keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or you could freeze them and enjoy them longer. At 93 calories each, they’re almost impossible to resist!

    Almond and Coconut Energy Balls Recipe - A healthy, nutritious homemade snackAlmond and Coconut Energy Balls Recipe - A healthy, nutritious homemade snackAlmond and Coconut Energy Balls Recipe - A healthy, nutritious homemade snackAlmond and Coconut Energy Balls Recipe - A healthy, nutritious homemade snack

    Almond & Coconut Energy Balls
     
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    Sweet, chewy but crunchy energy bites packed with almonds and coconuts.
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    Recipe type: Snack
    Serves: 24
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    Instructions
    1. If you're not using Medjool Dates, soak them for 10 minutes in warm water to soften.
    2. Add all of the ingredients to your food processor and pulse until well mixed. The mixture should clump together when ready.
    3. Remove the blade from your food processor and spoon out a tablespoon amount. Roll into a ball between your palms.
    4. Keep spooning out the mixture and rolling into balls until you have about 24.
    5. Chill in the fridge for at least half an hour.
    6. Enjoy straight away or store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

    Let me know if you make this recipe, I know you’ll love them! If you’d like more healthy recipes then watch this space as I’m going to be posting a lot more recipes on the blog. In the meantime, DOMU have a healthy eating hub full of recipes, tips and advice. I’m going to making this tabbouleh, salmon and quinoa salad soon.


    What healthy snacks do you like to make? Let me know if you have any favourite recipes that I should try or if there are any recipes you’d like me to post. Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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    I was kindly gifted the VonShef Food Processor by DOMU in exchange for my review. My reviews, thoughts and opinions are always true and honest, that is my promise to you.

    5 Comments

    1. Nicole
      January 13, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      I cannot believe that this food processor is only £40! It sounds really good! I’ve been on the very verge of ordering a food processor for weeks because I really can’t live without one anymore but I’d been eyeing up the Kenwood ones, however I think this one is a serious contender now! Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention! And these energy balls sound delicious – I can’t wait to try making my own once I get a processor, although I have found a way of making them without one for the time being which works pretty well :)
      Nicole xxx
      http://www.lifeinginger.com

      • January 14, 2016 / 10:47 pm

        I know, it is such good value for money!! I’d been looking at food processors too, I was so worried about splashing the cash and being disappointed with what I bought. But I’m so happy that this one does what I need AND it’s affordable. Win win :) xx

    2. January 14, 2016 / 2:45 pm

      Oh my goodness! I’ve been wanting healthy snack more than the usual sweet stuff recently! So I’m just going with it and this recipe looks darn good! X
      £40? That’s a steal!!
      kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk

      • January 14, 2016 / 10:48 pm

        That’s great that you’ve been wanting healthy snacks over bad stuff recently! Stick at it and make sure that when you do have a sweet treat, it’s really worth it. Make it a super delicious sweet treat. I know, £40 is soooo good! xx

    3. Paola
      May 2, 2017 / 3:58 am

      Great recipe! Always looking for ideas to switch up my daily snacks. Thanks for sharing!


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