HEALTHY BALLS

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Yeah. Balls. And they are delicious!! Every now and again I like to detox from refined sugar, processed foods, meat and gluten. I do this for a couple of reasons.  1. My skin, When I eat lots of sugary or convenience foods I without fail break out and it takes a while to re-set my oily skin into a healthy regime. Secondly, for energy. I am always low in energy and I think that is mostly due to my carb heavy diet. During these detoxes my main slip up is not having snacks on hand to satisfy my sweet or salty cravings instantly because who wants to be preparing healthy food when they’re super hungry.

These no-bake balls are really quick and cheap to make. You probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboard already and if not you can easily substitute the items for what you do have. I have added some substitution ideas into the ingredients list below. This takes about 10 minutes to make and is the perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cuppa in place of biscuits or as an evening snack to enjoy whilst watching tv.

Ingredients

1 cup milled oats and flax (I buy mine here)
(You can blitz your own combo in a blender and use oats with chia, oats with ground almonds or whatever combination suits your in cupboard)

1/4 cup coconut oil

1tbs (A BIG tablespoon) smooth peanut butter
Or your favourite nut butter. I’m using whole earth smooth PB.

1 tbs honey
(Substitute for agave to make this vegan)

1tsp good quality cacao powder

Method

Combine all ingredients and mix with hands and form into one big ball.

Wash hands under cold water to clean off and to lower your hand temperature so coconut oil doesn’t melt when you are rolling out the balls.

Roll into small bitesized balls washing your hands after every few balls to keep hand cool

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
I use an Indian Tiffin tin which comes with a mini tin insert which is perfect for popping in your bag to snack on the go.

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12 Comments

    • designmischief 23rd April 2017 / 1:08 pm

      They’re SO good! Normally I’m sceptical of energy balls incase they are bland but these are delish. X

  1. pittoresca 23rd April 2017 / 7:41 pm

    love your innovative way of doing food photos :)
    xx Eliane

    • designmischief 23rd April 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you Xxx

  2. Abbie 24th April 2017 / 1:05 am

    Love this recipe, but I love that tin as well!!

    • designmischief 24th April 2017 / 12:56 pm

      The tins are so great – I found them on trusty amazon! X

  3. GooseyQ 24th April 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Chia seeds and coconut milk is great to use.

    • designmischief 25th April 2017 / 12:00 am

      Thanks for the tip! X

  4. eatfastrunslow 29th April 2017 / 9:10 pm

    These sound delish! I’m going to give them a try.

    • designmischief 30th April 2017 / 9:46 am

      Let me know what you think of them. X

  5. cirenori 8th May 2017 / 9:10 am

    always looking for healthy snacks – these sound delicious and quick!! :-)

    • designmischief 8th May 2017 / 10:39 pm

      They’re so good to have on hand incase of snack attacks! x

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