Healthy energy balls recipe that’s raw and vegan. Made with dried figs and walnuts. High in heart-healthy fats, protein and plant-based calcium. Suitable for paleo, keto, raw vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar free diets.
Living in Madrid one Christmas I got quite addicted to these wheels of figs, almonds and cinnamon. Inspired by them I’ve created these energy balls. The original had 70% figs and 30% almonds and I’ve adjusted the quantities to be 50/50 making them less sweet with more healthy fat.
They are quick to make and transport easily making them a great snack for active days out when you need a sugar, fat and protein hit. They will keep for weeks in the fridge.
The video makes them look a bit messy, but they really aren’t.
There is something nice and satisfying about using your hands to mix and shape. I tend to make 10 large balls; they aren’t quite bite size but it saves time on the balling and tend to keep their shape better at this size after a day of being jostled about in a rucksack.
- 200g walnuts
- 200g dried figs
- 5 tablespoons desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
- 1 heaped tablespoon of cinnamon (although I love cinnamon so often use 2)
- Grind the walnuts
- Remove all the fig stems, coarsely chop and then blend
- Add cinnamon and coconut and blend the mixture again
- Empty mixture into a bowl and mix with hands
- Shape into balls and enjoy now or pack away to enjoy on the go
Amount Per ServingCalories 162Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 0mgSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 3gSugar 9gProtein 3g