An Energy Ball Recipe made using natural honey
As Summer begins to wind down (boo) and those colder and darker mornings set in, our attention turns to ways in which to gee ourselves up and out of bed ready to face the day ahead. We don’t know about you, but it seems so much easier to get yourself going when it’s warm and light at 7am, the promise of a beautiful Summer’s day ahead of you.
One thing that is often lacking as we move into Autumn and especially Winter is the motivation to get out of bed. There’s the realisation that your home will quite possibly be colder than you’d like and there are several things to be done before you feel remotely ready for the day. After braving the cold you’ll need to take a hot shower, make a bowl of steaming porridge and take on a few mugs of coffee. It’s possible you’ll have a few small children to get out the door, or you may want to get out early for a run in the cold morning air.
The thing that will help you tackle those early mornings over the colder months is energy, and more specifically energy balls. Whereas coffee will give you a short, sharp hit, energy balls made using slow release oats, nutritious honey, creamy coconut plus the protein, fibre and Omega-3-rich hit of flax-seed will provide you with a delicious, healthier and longer-lasting hit of energy.
The following energy balls recipe, made using our much-loved natural golden honey, will provide you and your family with a tasty and nutritious dose of energy whenever you need it most over the coming months – morning, noon or night.
Local Honey Man’s Honey, Walnut & Date Energy Balls
Ingredients (makes 20-25 balls)
- 125g rolled oats
- 70g walnuts, broken up
- 25g chopped dates
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp Local Honey Man golden honey
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp ground flax-seed
- Stir everything together until the energy ball mix is well combined
- Chill in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours
- Roll the mixture into squash ball-sized balls
- Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to a week. Alternatively, freeze for up to 3 months
…and here’s some alternative energy ball recipe ideas
- If you swap out the walnuts and add shredded and toasted coconut, you’ll have coconut energy balls!
- Add a teaspoon of matcha green tea or spirulina powder for a healthy green hit.
- Energy balls work best with golden honey, although our Cinnamon infused honey is also known to have worked especially well too!
- You could even add a few drops of propolis tincture to the energy ball mixture above for a serious health boost.
Click the image below to head over to our honey page to pick up some nutritious binding material for your homemade energy balls!