By Chef: Christina Ross
Posted: September 30, 2013
With only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time you can whip up a batch of Chrisinta Ross’s fig-a-licious energy balls that will rival any snack bars placed in your shopping basket. Figs, when fresh, are gooey and sweet, however when dried take on an even sweeter, more dense and pleasantly chewy texture. They make a great alternative to dates in energy bar/ball recipes! Especially high in minerals such as calcium, figs offer a great source of bone building elements and are a great food for young children too! These are great served as a snack with a cup of warm tea.
- 1 cup almonds
- ⅔ cup dried figs aprox (10 dried figs)
- 1 tsp vanilla bean
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp coconut nectar
1. Using a food processor combine all ingredients until crumbly and can stick together when you press them between your thumb and fingers.
2. Scoop the mixture out using a melon baller. Place the ball into your palm and form until smooth and round.
3. Set balls on a tray and serve with a cup of fresh dairy free milk or tea.
I like to wet my hands with coconut oil very lightly to ensure no stick and give the balls a pretty sheen. I also coat the melon baller with the coconut oil for easy use.