Chia, Almond and Cacao Energy Balls
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons white chia seeds
2 tablespoons almond milk
1 cup mixture of blanched almonds and walnuts
2 Harraways Oat-activ Sachets
¼ cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup cacao powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup peanut butter (100% peanuts- no added salt/ sugar or vegetable oils)
1 tablespoon maple syrup (extra 2 teaspoons if the mixture does not bind)
To roll the balls:
1 Oat-activ Sachet plus ¼ cup shredded coconut- mixed together
- Place vanilla, chia seeds and milk in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
- Meanwhile, process almonds, walnuts and ¼ cup coconut until finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl. Add cacao, salt, and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Add peanut butter, syrup, oats and chia mixture. Stir to combine, adding an extra 2 teaspoons of syrup to bind mixture, if needed.
- Place remaining coconut in a shallow dish. Using 1 tablespoon of mixture, press and roll mixture together to form a ball. Roll ball in coconut/ Oat Activ Mixture to lightly coat. Place on a large baking tray lined with baking paper. Repeat with remaining mixture and coconut/ Oat-activ. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
1 Oat Activ Sachet (45g)
¾ to 1 cup trim milk or water (depends on consistency you like)
In the microwave, cook on high for 90 seconds.
On the stovetop, mix the oats with water/ low fat milk in saucepan, bring to boil, stir and simmer for 30 seconds. Cool a little before serving.
To serve: 2 Tablespoons of natural nuts, ½ cup of fruit (can be fresh fruit in season such as sliced apricots/ peaches, blueberries/ strawberries, or canned fruit in fruit juice).