Active Time: 20 minutes / Freeze Time: 20 minutes / Total time: 40 minutes
Makes 28 (14 servings)
This super-food is a perfect protein, containing all 20 amino acids that the body needs to build protein, including all 9 essential amino acids that must be obtained through diet. Hemp improves digestion, balances hormones, improves metabolism, promotes cardiovascular health, and contains an assortment of vitamins and minerals.
- 1 1/4 cups dry roasted walnuts
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons almond butter, runny (warm briefly on the stove if needed)
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/3 cup dry roasted sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup hemp seeds
- 9 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 1/2 tablespoons raw honey, liquid (Do not heat up raw honey. Consider running hot water over your honey jar until runny, if necessary)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- Line a small cookie sheet with parchment paper, and make sure you have enough room in the freezer to lay the sheet inside and flat for 30 minutes.
- Place walnuts and dates into a food processor and pulse into small pieces. Do not overprocess; think chopped instead of puréed.
- Add walnut-date mixture and remaining ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well using a spoon.
- Continue to mix all ingredients thoroughly until mixture begins to stick together.
- Using clean hands, create balls about two inches in diameter. Place each ball on the lined cookie sheet, close together but not touching.
- Freeze the energy balls for 20-30 minutes. Once solidified, transfer to a zip lock freezer bag or air tight container and store in the freezer. These snacks can be eaten straight from the freezer, or thawed slightly, but they will melt if left at room temperature!