Energy balls, bliss balls, apricot balls, whatever you want to call them, are delicious little things that are perfect for lunch boxes and a quick snack.
My energy balls contain hemp seeds which have a rich nutrition profile with high levels of antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. They also contain oats, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut, dried apricots and coconut oil.
Because these energy balls contain dried fruit they are high in natural sugars, so treat these like any treat and serve them occasionally.
My hemp seeds and apricot energy balls are nut free so I can include them in H’s lunch (it’s a nut free school). You could however add nuts in place of the oats if you wish. The recipe is flexible. If you don’t have all the ingredients try adding something else.
Hemp seed and apricot energy balls
- 1 cup dried apricot
- 1/2 cup traditional oats
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut ,unsweetened
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil ,melted
Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process until the mixture resembles a fine crumb.
Press together with your hands to see it will stick together once rolled.
If its too dry add a little extra coconut oil. 1 teaspoon at a time.
Roll into 1 tablespoon sized balls and coat in extra coconut, hemp seeds or chia seeds.
Best kept in the freezer.
Looking for other energy ball inspiration? Try the recipes below :)
If you make my hemp seed and apricot energy balls, be sure to take a picture and upload to Instagram with the hashtag #littlebigh. I’d love to see your creation. xx