Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These Energy Balls are simply amazing; they’re so easy to make and are perfect to snack on mid morning when you need something to pick you up; or in the afternoon when you’re suffering from an energy slump.  The below recipe is from Deliciously Ella 

For any of you that are concerned about the consumption of peanuts throughout your pregnancy; the below information is sourced from the NHS website and details the foods that are safe to eat during pregnancy.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/foods-to-avoid-pregnant.aspx#Peanuts

Peanuts are safe in pregnancy and you can eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, such as peanut butter, during pregnancy, unless you’re allergic to them or a health professional advises you not to. You may have heard peanuts should be avoided during pregnancy. This is because the government previously advised women to avoid eating peanuts if there was a history of allergy –   such as asthma, eczema, hay fever and food allergy – in their child’s immediate family. This advice has now changed because the latest research has shown no clear evidence that eating peanuts during pregnancy affects the chances of your baby developing a peanut allergy.

https://deliciouslyella.com/peanut-butter-energy-balls/

INGREDIENTS:

400g medjool dates

100g of oats

100g of roasted peanuts

2 tablespoons of peanut butter

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

METHOD:

Place the nuts and oats into a food processor and whizz until they form a chunky flour, then add the dates (pit them first!), coconut oil and peanut butter.

Blend everything up until a sticky mix forms.

Roll the mixture into balls. They’re nice straight away, but they’re even nicer when they’ve set a little in the fridge so try to give them twenty minutes or so before eating.

These will last a few weeks, but if you want them to last longer so you don’t eat them all at once, like I do, then they freeze really well too.

 

Enjoy Ladies x

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