Making me easy, healthy & yummy chocolate energy balls.
Kids easily mistake these raw, paleo and vegan date based energy balls for chocolate truffles! They’re made of 5 organic ingredients and take 15 minutes to make! I’ve started doubling up on the recipe as I’m having to make a new batch every few days (thanks to my greedy husband, neighbours, friends and clients)!
INGREDIENTS – Organic:
- 1 cup/approx 25 medium – pitted dates
- 4 tablespoons – seeds (I used a 2:1:1 ratio of pumpkin:sunflower:chia seeds)
- 1 tablespoon – agave syrup
- 2 tablespoons – pure cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon – fine coconut flour
Place all the ingredients into a good food processor and start the 1st minute on a low setting to chop everything up. Start increasing the power, occasionally stopping the machine to scrape down any bits stuck up the sides of the lid of bowl. Depending on your machine, it may take 6 minutes for the whole mixture to eventually come together into a single ball of ‘dough’. Use a teaspoon, and then the palm of your hands, to roll small bite size balls and store in an airtight container for up to 10 days in the fridge. (I prefer them at room temperature..) Easy as that!
Enjoy and feel free to comment with variations on the flavours and recipe! The main photo shows the chocolate recipe described above and the smaller photos on the right, show the ones I made with sesame seeds and without cocoa powder. Try it with different seeds, flavours etc and let me know how it goes!
Charlie began practicing yoga over 25 years ago and has been teaching for more than 14 years to people of all ages and abilities. She is the lead trainer on the Indiv Yoga 200 hrs & the RCYT Kids Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Courses, and has certified over 400 students worldwide.
Originally from London and having worked in New York and Lisbon after her Psychology degree, she has since settled in Switzerland with her husband, and dedicated her life to expanding her knowledge of the science of yoga, mindful meditation and better physical and mental health.
Over the years Charlie has trained with some of the most renowned yoga teachers around the world (David Swenson, Shiva Rea, Anne-Marie Newland, Leslie Kaminoff, Sadie Nardini, Sonia Sumar etc) certifying in Hatha, Sivanada, Ashtanga, Childrens and Family Yoga, Yoga for the Special Child, & Inner Engineering with Sadhguru. She has become highly respected for her successful work in yoga therapy, especially for Autism, ADHD and other behavioural and developmental syndromes. She has also talked at some of the biggest corporations in Switzerland and the annual SGIS (Swiss Group of International Schools) Conference on implementing Mindfulness in the work place and the education system.
Charlie holds the highest yoga qualifications as an ERYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), RCYT (Registered Children´s Yoga Teacher), RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) and YCEP (Yoga Continued Education Provider) with the Yoga Alliance, and has developed Indiv Yoga™ to bring a more physiological, therapeutic and individual approach to yoga. Indiv Yoga™ Switzerland is a RYS (registered yoga school) and RCYS (registered children’s yoga school) providing Yoga Alliance teacher training certifications of the highest professional standards.
The focus of Indiv Yoga™ is to provide the benefits of yoga to every type of individual, using its teachings to achieve physical and mental balance, and diminish the anxieties of modern life for adults and children.