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Homemade Energy Balls (cost effective)

Why not try these simple to make, delicious, cost effective energy balls.  The dates will give you an instant boost of energy and the, oats, nuts and seeds will ensure a long lasting source of energy, good carbs and good protein and fats.  Made with 100% wholefood sources you'll also get a bit hit of fibre, vitamins and minerals.  If you've ever had Ella's Kitchen Energy Balls then you'll what these are all about. 
Instructions to make 100g of energy balls (2 large or 3 medium)
60 grams of dates (try to avoid the ones with sugar and preservatives)
15 grams of oats (wholegrain is better)
10 grams of almonds/cashews
10 grams of seeds (pumpkin and sunflower work well)
5 grams of desiccated coconut (go for unsweetened if you can get it)
Weigh all of the ingredients and then blend - simple as that!
Once blended roll into balls for a nice healthy and simple to transport snack.
If you want a little chocolate hit you could dust with cocoa powder or roll in cacoa nibs for a healthy antioxidant boost.
Nutritional Information per 100 grams of ingredients
Oats 389 kcal, 66.3g carbs, 10.6g fibre, 6.9g fat, 16.9g protein
Dates 277 kcal, 75g carbs, 6.7g fibre, 0.2g fat, 1.8g protein
Cashew nuts 553 kcal, 30g carbs, 3.3g fibre, 44g fat, 18g protein
Sunflower seeds 584 kcal, 20g carbs, 9g fibre, 51g fat, 21g protein
Coconut 660 kcal, 23.7g carbs, 16.3g fibre, 64.5g fat, 6.9g protein
Almonds 576 kcal, 21.7g carbs, 12.2g fibre, 49.4g fat, 21.2g protein
Cocoa Nibs, 226 kcal, 58g carbs, 33g fibre, 14g fat, 20g protein
Nutritional Information per 100 grams of energy balls
Dates - 166 kcal, 45g carbs, 4g fibre, 0g fat, 1g protein
Oats - 41 kcal, 9.5g carbs, 1g fibre, 0g fat, 0.25g protein
Cashew Nuts - 55 kcal, 3g carbs, 0.3g fibre, 4.4g fat, 1.8g protein
Sunflower seeds - 58 kcal, 2g carbs, 0.9g fibre, 5g fat, 2.1g protein
Coconut - 33 kcal, 1g carbs, 0.8g fibre, 3g fat, 0.35g protein
Macronutrients for typical energy balls (per 100g)
353 Kcal 
60.5g carbs
6.5g fibre
12.4g fat
5.5g protein

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