In my eternal quest to find healthy snacks to keep me going all day long, I honestly couldn’t but to find Deliciously Ella. I already saw her books in stores all around me, promoting a healthy way of eating and preparing food, making it accessible to anyone.
Well almost anyone.
The first thing I found out is that you need a really powerful blender and a really powerful food processor, neither of which I own. I do have a blender, but it is a Domo Smoothie Maker, powerful enough to make smoothies but not that powerful to make other things. And I do have a small food processor, which I used for this recipe, but I had to make it in like 2-3 batches, as it wasn’t strong to process the entire batter.
It is a nice and simple recipe though. Using just 4 ingredients, all which are rather easy to find, and just blending everything together, you get a delicious treat. I couldn’t stop eating them and I was having trouble to stop stuffing it in my mouth while making the small little balls.
Here is the recipe, or you can find it right here on youtube from the gorgeous Deliciously Ella herself.
Cashew & Ginger Energy Balls
- Makes around 30 small energy balls
- 200 g cashews
- 200 g of (Medjoul) dates
- 50 g oats
- 2 tsp grounded ginger
- I used regular dates from my grocery store, because finding really good Medjoul dates around my place, is like looking for a needle in a haystack. So I used what I could find. I let them soak for about 5 minutes in hot water so they would loosen up and blend better. You can do the same thing with the cashews, although these nuts are already softer than others.
- In a food processor add the cashews and blend until they become a sort of flour.
- Then add the dates, oats and the ginger. The amount of ginger you will need, depends on your taste. I like the flavour of ginger, so mine were, let’s say, very gingery, but I like it that way.
- Blend it all together until you get a sticky dough.
- Use your hands to roll the dough in little balls.
- Let it rest for 1-2 hours to set in the fridge before devouring them.
Honestly, these are amazing. They’re zingy from the ginger, they’re sweet and sticky thanks to the dates and when you bite into them you have the feeling of eating a snack without having to feel guilty about it. These are really sweet, so I wouldn’t suggest eating the entire batch in one sitting as the dates are really packed with (natural) sugars. But like with everything in life: eat them in moderation as to enjoy them more when you actually eat them.
Enjoy your food, be active concerning your food, know your food.
Don’t hesitate to post some recipes you would like to share. I want to try all of them and learn some new ones. Even though I look through the internet every day looking for new recipes, I’m sure there’s a lot more out there that I haven’t even seen or heard of yet. Let’s share the love for cooking.