Post-workout, fueling a long run, or just something quick and easy to throw in my diaper bag for a long day of shopping with my kids: this recipe is perfect. There are only 4 ingredients and these are beyond easy to make. Plus, they are Paleo, vegan, 100% real food... and? Delicious!
Paleo Chocolate Energy Balls
1 1/2 cups All Natural Pitted Dates (about 35-40 dates)
1/3 cup Organic Shelled Sunflower Seeds
1 cup Organic Raw Cashews
1/4 cup Organic Cocoa Powder
Add all ingredients into your food processor and blend 3 to 5 minutes on low (until smooth).
Scoop out 1/2 Tablespoon portions and form into balls. (For snacks for my kids I usually do 1 Tablespoon size.)
Makes about 32 - 1/2 Tablespoon sized balls.
If you need an even denser source of fuel (if you want to carry less or are training more intensely, etc) you can add 1 or 2 Tablespoons of Raw Organic Honey to this.
What's your favorite real-food run/workout fuel?? Let me know if you try these!