Super Seed Paleo Power Balls

IMG_2746These super seed paleo power-balls are simply the perfect healthy snack. Great for work and school lunches, packed with healthy seeds, high in nutrients and calcium, quality protein and fats from nuts … they are great fun for kids to help with and are a fulfilling snack so are perfect if you are reducing the amount of food you are eating – quality rather than quantity!

Ingredients:

Now the ingredients are dependent on what you have in the pantry and the mood you are in – there are a few basics to use at the base for all power-balls …

1 cup almond butter
1 cup flax seeds (pre-soaked)
1 cup dried fruit (of your choice)

Here’s how this recipe evolved …

1 cup almond butter
1 cup flax seeds (pre-soaked with liquid)
1 cup dried cherries, un-sweetened
1 cup sunflower seeds, raw
1 cup pumpkin seeds, raw unsalted
1 cup macadamia nuts, raw unsalted
1 cup almonds, raw unsalted
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cacao powder
2 teaspoons vanilla powder

Method:

2 hours before you are ready to start blending, soak ½ cup flax seeds (I used a mixture of golden and brown) in a large bowl with 1 cup of water. They will swell to almost twice their size and the liquid will become viscous and thick.

In a large blender, put the nuts in first and blend about 3 minutes so they break down.

Add all other ingredients and blend to a thick paste.

Roll into golf-ball sized balls and place on a tray in the fridge or freezer for an hour or so to harden.

They can be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks, or the freezer for about a month. I store them in bags in the freezer and take a couple to work on a day where I know I need some nutritious support if I can’t get my hands on a nutritious lunch easily.

Add vegan protein powder if you want a post-gym snack! They are a winner.

I would LOVE to hear your variations!! Much love, Sarah

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