[pipdig_padded_text]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*.[/pipdig_padded_text]
[pipdig_padded_text]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![/pipdig_padded_text]
- If you're not using Medjool Dates, soak them for 10 minutes in warm water to soften.
- Add all of the ingredients to your food processor and pulse until well mixed. The mixture should clump together when ready.
- Remove the blade from your food processor and spoon out a tablespoon amount. Roll into a ball between your palms.
- Keep spooning out the mixture and rolling into balls until you have about 24.
- Chill in the fridge for at least half an hour.
- Enjoy straight away or store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
[pipdig_padded_text]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.