So, there’s this ‘energy bar’ that I absolutely love. I mean, I could eat one every day. Problem is, they are expensive. The other week, I was in the grocery store and I happened to look at the ingredient list on said ‘energy bar’.
It said: cherries, almonds and dates.
I set off around the market and picked up the ingredients. My next challenge was to figure out proportion. And you know what? After a few tries and lots of tastes, I think I’m pretty close.
These little nuggets are a perfect pre-workout snack – lots of good carbs and well balanced with protein, fats and fiber. They’re also a great snack you can feel good about – no preservatives and no added sugar. All the sweetness comes from the dates.
Make a few batches of these amazing cherry almond energy balls to keep in your fridge. And experiment with the recipe. I’ve also added dried apricots with great results.
Recipe developed by Heather Damron