Have you missed me? I missed you. It’s been 10 days since I got to spend some quality time with you, and what a long 10 days it’s been. I’m back though and I have a bunch of goodies on the way. Check in tomorrow for Lentil, Sweet Potato and Kale Stew, keep your eyes out for Avocado Radicchio Cups and watch for a new post in my Better Blogging Series coming very soon.
I’ve also got a new series of guest posts coming to the blog soon and it’s all about real women, real life and real food. The first contributor on her inspiring real food journey will be the lovely Amy from The Little Honey Bee. Watch for the first post in this series coming in April.
In fitness news…yesterday, I finished the final workout of The CrossFit Games Open. WOD 14.5, made of up way too many bar-facing burpees and thrusters, took me exactly 19 minutes to complete. The 5-week long open was a really great experience and I’m more motivated than ever to keep training and improving. The open certainly highlighted my weaknesses, ahhhemmm…toes to bar, but that just gives me even more motivation to keep working on them! I found the whole experience both humbling and inspiring, as CrossFit tends to be.
For todays recipe post, I decided to keep it basic and stick to what I know….no-bake energy balls, of course! Whip these up in just a few minutes and you’ve got a healthy snack reminiscent of apple pie ready to enjoy. As usual, simply throw all the ingredients in your food processor or high-powered blender and mix until a dough forms, then just roll and go!
No-Bake Apple Pie Energy Balls
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Category: Snack
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 1 cup pecans (or walnuts)
- 1 cup dried unsweetened apple rings
- 3/4 cup packed dates, pitted
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- Break the pecans down in a food processor.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
- Roll into balls.
- Store in the fridge.
Dates need to be fresh and moist to hold the balls together, medjool dates works best. If they’re very dry, soak in very hot water for 20 minutes and then drain before using.