Apricot & Tahini Energy Balls

Post-workout or mid-afternoon these no-cook protein balls are a perfect energy booster. Dried apricots and tahini are rich in calcium making these a great snack for those avoiding dairy. Your...

Post-workout or mid-afternoon these no-cook protein balls are a perfect energy booster. Dried apricots and tahini are rich in calcium making these a great snack for those avoiding dairy. Your initial outlay on ingredients may be costly but they work out much cheaper in the long run than buying ready-made energy balls. When buying protein powder read the label carefully and choose one with as few ingredients as possible to avoid unnatural additives or fillers. Pulsin’ have a good range of vegan protein powders.

Maca is a small Peruvian root which is rich in vitamin B6, calcium & iron. Traditionally it has been used to help nourish the adrenal glands and help the body manage stress. If you’re feeling drained add a spoonful of maca powder to the mix

Ingredients
Makes 10 balls
100g dried apricots
1 tbsp protein powder (e.g. hemp, sunflower or pea)
1tbsp maca powder (optional)
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp cashew nuts
1 tbsp honey
a pinch of sea salt
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds or cacao nibs
  1. Soak the apricots in boiling water for 2 minutes until softened, then drain well
  2. Put all the ingredients, except the sesame seeds or cacao nibs, into a food processor and blend until well-combined.
  3. Sprinkle the sesame seeds or cacao nibs onto a plate. Using your hands, roll the mixture into bite-size balls and then roll them into the sesame seeds until well coated.
  4. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for unto 5 days. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
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Hi, I run Mission Nutrition, and I'm a nutritional therapist/ nutritionist helping people all over St Albans & Hertfordshire feel happier & healthier. If your diet needs an overhaul, come and see me for a nutrition consultation! Tel: 01727 893 042 / 01727 869 929 or email michelle@mission-nutrition.co.uk