Remember those coconut energy balls I recently made? Well, I decided I wanted to play around with other fun flavour combinations that would give me the same boost, but keep me interested with new ingredients and flavours.
I came up with these tigernut and plum energy balls, and I’m so happy I did! I like to take a little bite after a workout to restore some of my lost electrolytes, and I usually eat one mid-morning to get me through the day.
I love tigernuts! They’re naturally sweet, and so nutritionally dense. It’s a wonder they haven’t gained in popularity much more. They’re full of fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium and protein. They help regulate blood sugar, meaning you’re less susceptible to crashing later in the day too.
Dates are another one of my favourite things! They are very sweet, so you only need to add a few to really reap the benefits of using them in place of sugar. Almond butter is not only an excellent binder in this recipe, but it’s full of protein and amino fatty acids, so it’s perfect for your muscles and giving long-term energy that will last the entire day!
I chose to use plum powder in this recipe, which you can find at any health food store or high end grocery. Make sure it’s real, all-natural fruit powder- there are a lot of sugar-laden imitators out there, so you need to be vigilant! Any fruit powder will do- acai would be a great alternative, and has its own excellent benefits. Raspberry powder is full of beneficial ketones, and also gives a sweet, tart flavour. Just by switching the powder, you can completely change the entire flavour of these balls, so feel free to play around!
The next time you’re looking for a quick, satisfying energy boost, try making a batch of these tigernut energy balls! Eat well to live well!
Tigernut Energy Balls
- 5 handful of Tigernuts
- 5 Dates
- 1 tbsp Almond butter
- 2 tbsp Plum or Raspberry powder (or Acai powder)
- 1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth.
2. Using your hands, roll the mixture into 5-8 balls.