A Sunday Night Power Ball post on a Wednesday? Yes! Because these babies are going to have a permanent spot in your freezer, I can just tell. It all started when my Mum was on the phone to her friend Tish. Tish's husband walked past and she asked him to grab her a Power Ball. "What's in your Power Balls" asked my Mum. Well! That moment changed my life and it might just change yours. Tish gave my mum the (super simple) recipe, and within 24 hours, my Mum had not only whipped up a batch, but brought a sampling around for me to taste! And within 24 hours, I has also whipped up a batch!
Table Tonic Sunday Night Power Balls
(makes around 20 balls)
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup walnuts
250g pitted medjool dates (the fresh, wrinkly ones)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
1. Place all ingredients (except dates & vanilla) in a food processor and blend on high until finely ground. 2. Add the vanilla & dates (one at a time) through the feed tube of the food processor while it is running. What you should end up with is a mix that appears rather like cake crumbs, but that when pressed, will easily stick together (if the mixture does not hold together well, add more dates). 3. Roll into small golf balls - or you may prefer to press the mixture into a tray lined with baking paper (place in the fridge to set, then tip out and slice into squares/bars and freeze). 4. Store in an airtight container (ie tupperware or glass jar) in the freezer and eat them straight from the freezer - they'll be lovely and firm, but not rock hard as the good oils in the nuts and seeds won't freeze! Makes around 20 balls.
Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of Pepitas, so I'm thrilled to have found a way to incorporate them into my diet! The best bit about the whole "raw power ball" phenomenon is that you can mix any combo of your favorite nuts, seeds and superfoods (cacao, goji berries, maca powder, coconut oil, bee pollen) with dates (they will not taste like dates, I promise!) and you've got yourself a power ball. That's all they are! TIP: Try to limit your recipe to a handful of ingredients otherwise the flavours will get muddled. Also, be sure to always use enough dates to bring it all together. TIP: If you run out of dates and your mixture is too dry, try gradually adding water.
Healthy enough for breakfast on the run, too! I'll often press one into Anoushka's little hand as we hop in the car to go to kindy, even though she's already had breakfast (she loves them!). PS If you're a fan of the healthy treat, click here for my other fave - Raw Chocolate Brownies. They are insanely good!