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.
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
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.