Super Seeds Energy Balls

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Need something quick and tasty to snack on?  I got your back with these little gems.  I am obsessed with texture in food because life is too short for boring food, amiright?  These are texture galore....smooth, chewy & crunchy all at once.  Otherwise known as a super satisfying snack.  Here's a rundown of the benefits of making and eating these babies:

  • Sunflower seed butter makes them nut-free (great for anyone with allergies!). You can substitute any nut butter though.
  • Dates add natural sweetness and are rich in fiber, iron and potassium. 
  • Pumpkin seeds provide protein, vitamin E and B-complex.
  • Hemp seeds are a super plant-based source of protein and healthy fats.
  • Chia seeds help digestion as they absorb 10x their size in water (that means they help move things on through your digestive path).  They are also a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Sesame seeds contain protein, copper, manganese & iron to name a few.  They can help lower cholesterol and balance hormones.  

 

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Super Seeds Energy Balls

makes approx. 16 balls

INGREDIENTS

½ cup medjool dates (about 6 dates)

½ cup pumpkin seeds

½ cup sunbutter (can sub other nut butter)

¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

¼ cup hemp seeds

3 Tbsp maple syrup

2 Tbsp chia seeds

2 Tbsp sesame seeds

DIRECTIONS

Place the dates and pumpkin seeds in a food processor, pulse several times until finely chopped. 

In a separate bowl, add the date and pumpkin seeds combine with remaining ingredients.  Mix until really well incorporated.  Using 1 tablespoon measurement, roll into balls. 

Best stored in refrigerator.

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