A Bit of Everything Energy Balls Recipe

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I have been a bit out of energy lately.
A somewhat new reality for me, but I am accepting it.

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It’s not unusual to have ups and downs, everything comes in waves and we are all learning life can be unpredictable. I know even when I am feeling low, fuel is what my body always needs. I’ve been known to eat a lot of oatmeal, smoothies and plant based quesodillas (or bean-dillas) when my own energy is low. Lately the creative juices for this blog have also been low and thus these a bit of everything energy balls were born. I needed a healthy snack and you all also needed a good, easy recipe (especially for all the kids at home all day.) 

Remember, use what you have, all those odds and ends superfoods, nuts and powders you’ve collected over the months in the name of veganism or health. Use them before they go bad, let them fuel your body

Below, I give my recipe,
but like all cooking it’s flexible

In total you want:
For the balls
2 T powder (if you don’t have maca or protein powder use more flax, wheat germ, or almond flour)
1 T dried fruit (I use coconut, if the fruit is large like dates chop them up)
3 T seeds or nuts (chop any nuts smaller if you need) 

For the cover
4 T seeds – For this, I use puffed amaranth but any cereal, seed or grain will do. Even chia seeds alone or sesame seeds would also work. If you have a limited supply of ingredients, I would use nuts for the inside of balls and cover with small seeds.

A Bit of Everything Energy Balls Recipe 

Ball Ingredients:
1 T maca (or protein powder, or more flax or other seed powder)
1 T ground flax seeds
1 T ground coconut (or any dried fruit chopped small)
1 T hemp hearts (or any nut/seed)
1 T chia seeds (or any nut/seed)
1 T sesame (or any nut/seed
200 g (1 c) smooth peanut butter
¼ t ground cinnamon
½ t ground dry turmeric
⅛ t ground pepper (to activate turmeric)
1 T agave nectar (optional)

Cover Ingredients (use what you have)
2 T puffed amaranth
1 T chia seeds
1 T sesame seeds

1. Grind your flax seed in the blender if needed.
2. Measure out your powders and seeds and spices.
3. Combine well.
4. Pour the peanut butter over the seed mixture and combine well.
5. Place in the fridge and allow to “active” 5 minutes
6. Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the seed cover.
7. Using a spoon roll into 9-12 balls (depending on your portion size)
8. Immediately roll each ball in the seed cover and place on a plate or container. The turmeric will discolor wood or cutting boards, just to be aware. 

Store in the fridge
Eat 1-2 of these balls the day (these are nuts after all the portion size is small), best if enjoyed within 5-7 days of making them.

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