My Neighbours Balls.

In a previous post, i mentioned that my neighbour had made some energy balls that were delicious and inspired me to get rolling with some of my own raw balls. Well, she has very graciously handed on the recipe. These are so scrumptious, with a citrus twist as you swallow the last morsel. She got the recipe from this link, a blog called Daily Garnish, which is pretty cool and simple to read blog by a funky and fit lady by the name of Emily Malone, and it is now bookmarked on my computer.

Coconut Date Energy Bites

(Makes approx. 12-14 balls)
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened dried coconut
1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
12 pitted dates, chopped
1/4 cup water (you might not need all of this!)
zest of one orange
extra coconut for rolling (optional)

Instructions
Honestly, it doesn’t get much more simple than this.
Make sure your dates are pitted, and then chop them into bite sized pieces. Add dates, oats, coconut, vanilla, salt, and pepitas to a food processor.
Zest one orange over top of the food processor, and then let it spin.
The mixture will be dry and crumbly – let it process for a minute just to break down some of the bigger ingredients.
Slowly add about 1/4 cup of water – add just until the mixture becomes wet and a bit sticky.
Scoop out tablespoon sized portions and roll into balls. They will have a bit of stickiness to them, so I like to roll them in dried coconut to help prevent them from sticking together.
These can be eaten at room temp, but I prefer them cooled in the refrigerator. Pack for snacks, hikes, bike rides, or any other long day where you might need a quick boost.

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