Friday, 24 July 2015



"vegan friendly, healthy yet delicious snack to grab whenever you feel a sweet craving"

Medjool dates are getting popular by the minute. Known for their incredible caramel-like taste and sticky texture which is great for no-bake treats. Yet little did I know the treat I'd been having since as long as I can remember would be huge in the 'Western World' too! Being Indian, my family love the good old sweet treat and the now known 'Energy Balls' were always called Khajur Pak [kha-joor pah-kh] in my book. So, as I made a batch, I thought I'd give you the low-down to these incredibly tasty, nutritious and super EASY treat!

Only 5 ingredients are needed, and the coconut is completely optional.

To make 20 balls you need:

- 4 handfuls of Medjool Dates
- 2 handfuls of Almonds
- 1 handful of Cashews
- 3 tablespoons of Flaxseed (Linseeds)
- 5 tablespoons of Desiccated Coconut (optional)

Using a Food Processor, pulse Flaxseeds for about 20 seconds

       The Flaxseeds should be broken down in about halves, yet feel free to continue pulsing until a powder form if you'd like a less crunchy ball. The recipe is very versatile. 

Add the Almonds and Cashews to the food processor and blend until desired chunk size 

         Larger chunks = crunchier energy ball

Pit Dates and add to Food Processor 

        I recommend you take out half of the nuts/flax from the processor, add half of the dates to create two batches if your food processor is smaller.

Blend until the mixture no longer sticks to the sides of processor, and are able to form balls

Spread Desiccated Coconut on a clean, flat surface and roll each ball so it is covered in coconut  

This is optional, but coconut fans will LOVE

That's it! A super simple recipe that is super versatile! You can, of course, add whatever nuts and seeds you'd like and take your own spin on things, but hopefully this will be a good guidance as to how much dates to nuts/seeds ratio you need.

A vegan friendly, healthy yet delicious snack to grab after your dinner or whenever you feel a sweet craving.

Let me know what you'd like to see next in terms of cooking/recipes, it was actually super fun to do and it's been a while since the last!