Dates are the stars of these bite-sized nuggets, which provide a great boost of energy pre-workout or immediate fuel post-workout. This is because dates are low glycemic, so they won't spike your blood sugar and contain high levels of B vitamin, and magnesium, which are essential for energy and muscle function. They are easily digested and quickly provide the nutrients your body needs after a tough sweat session. Blend in cranberries, almonds, cashews, oats, and plant-based protein powder, and you have yourself an easy and nutritious snack sure to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth!
(makes around approx. 30 balls, serving size is 2-3 depending on your needs)
4-6 dates, soaked in water for at least a few hours
1 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 cup oats
Optional: 1 scoop protein powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract
1. Blend half the mixture at a time as to not overheat your blender. You will probably have to stop and stir often.
2. Once the entire mixture is blended, it should have an ultra thick nut butter like consistency. Roll pieces approximately 1/2-1 tbsp at a time.
3. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight for best results. Keeps for several weeks in an airtight container in the fridge.