The distinctive strawberry and vanilla flavours go very well together in these delicious energy balls. Colourful and nutritious, these bites can be brought anywhere, from work to school or even gym! Simply leave them in the refrigerator to keep them firm. You could also double the recipe and freeze half the energy balls to eat later.
SIMPLY DELICIOUS: Try our mocha energy balls as well!
Medjool dates, pitted
Quick cooking oats
Ground flax seeds
Vanilla powder or vanilla extract
Freeze-dried or dehydrated strawberries (see box below)
Soak the dates in warm water for a few minutes. Drain.
In a food processor, crush the cashew nuts until you get a coarse powder.
Then, add all the other ingredients except 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of strawberries in the food processor. Choosing the pulse option, grind until the texture is sticky and homogeneous.
Make about a dozen ping-pong-sized (20 g) balls.
Put the remaining strawberries in an airtight bag. Crush into a powder using a rolling pin. Then, add the energy balls in the bag as to cover them in the strawberry powder. Keep in the refrigerator.
Can’t find freeze-dried strawberries in your local grocery store? You can always dehydrate fresh strawberries at home. To do so, preheat your oven to its lowest temperature. Meanwhile, cut thin slices of strawberry using a mandolin slicer. Cook your strawberries for about 3 hours or until they are completely dehydrated. For optimal results, leave the oven door ajar. But careful! It’s hard to resist these dried strawberries once they’re cooked since they are so tasty and crunchy… but they really are perfect for these energy balls!
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