No Bake, High Octane Energy Balls!

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Here’s a healthy nut-based snack for you.  You probably see different forms of these Energy Balls at your local health food store or even at your coffee shop…and a hefty price tag.  The other day I saw a sesame-based bar and it was $3.99!

Make your own!  For way less!  Here’s how!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups nuts  & seeds (organic almonds, pecans, walnuts or whatever you have on hand.  Walnuts are great because they contain essential omega 3 fatty acids and this energy bar isn’t baked so the essential fats aren’t harmed)
    • I used 1 cup walnuts and 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 T ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup organic pitted medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup organic figs (great source of calcium!)
  • 2 T ghee or coconut oil
  • 1.5 T organic maple syrup

Put ALL ingredients into a food processor with the “S” blade.  Turn it on and let er rip!  After about a minute, open it up, scrape down the sides and let it go again.

You can eat it just with a spoon, or form it into balls as pictured.  Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 10 days ( if they last that long).

PS – this could totally be SCD legal if you use honey instead of maple syrup.  I only used the maple because our honey comes in big pails and I didn’t want the extra job of getting a new jar of honey out of the pail.

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyFor the past 20 years, Tracy has served as a dietitian/nutritionist and educator to hundreds of patients throughout the US on their journeys to restoring health, and optimizing well being. 

Tracy has a passion for helping others heal, fueled by her own recovery from Chronic Neurological Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Epstein Barr Virus, SIBO, and anxiety. 

Tracy says "I have the deepest respect and passion for the healing abilities of the human body.  Each day, I witness miracles when the body is provided optimal fuel:  a nutrient dense, whole, plant foods diet combined with any necessary lifestyle changes.  A talented teacher, known for explaining complex medical topics in plain English, Tracy will assist you in restoring your health and your freedom.  

Tracy helps people with chronic & mystery illness restore their health