Perfect as a pre or post exercise snack; these little refreshing bites are totally healthy, full of natural ingredients, and easy to take with you throughout the week for those necessary pick-me-up moments!
Today’s recipe includes peppermint essential oil, and as peppermint is typically cooling and enhances digestion, it’s one of the best oils to use during the Summer.
Check yesterday’s post (#36alive 211) for the evidence behind why peppermint is so effective!
If you’re planning a full-on day, need some motivation to workout, or need to refuel whilst you’re out and about, try this simple recipe and take these snacks with you this week!
(makes 25-30 energy balls)
- 2 1/2 cups oats
- 1 cup dates (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup honey / agave / brown rice syrup / your choice of natural sweetener
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Roughly 6-8 drops of edible peppermint essential oil
Soak the dates (stones removed) in a bowl with warm water for 10 minutes
Add the oats and cocoa powder to a blender or food processor and whizz until the oats become almost flour-like
Add 4 drops of peppermint oil
Add the dates and whizz again
Add the honey and coconut oil and whizz again
Add the last 2-4 drops of peppermint oil and whizz until everything is well combined and starts to stick together
Scoop out a small amount of the mixture at a time and roll into bite size balls
Store in the fridge for about 20 minutes to set and then pop a few into a reusable box to take with you this week!