Raw Energy Balls
I had never thought to make my own riding snacks. I always bought Cliff bars. Lately I haven’t been eating on the bike, possibly because Cliff bars aren’t very appetizing or convenient to eat. My friend, Affluent Lady Cyclist, showed me her balls and I immediately asked her for the recipe. She also gave me permission to share it with all of you.
What you will need:
- Organic Dates (1 cup)
- Organic Whole Grain Rolled Oats (3/4 cup, I prefer the quick rolled oats)
- Salt (a dash, I prefer pink Himalayan salt)
- Organic Cacao or Cocoa Powder (4 tsp)
How to make it:
Put the rolled oats and cacao powder in the food processor and mix until its a powder. Add the dates and the salt and mix everything until its a huge ball. Take small amounts from that ball and roll them into smaller balls. If you desire, roll your balls in dry ingredients like coconut or minced nuts for a nice coating. They can be consumed immediately. Put them in the freezer so they can become more firm. When you remove them from the freezer, they don’t take much time to soften up. Enjoy your balls as a snack or take them on the ride with you. They hold up well in your jersey pocket.