This week Om & Ah London met with Heidi Kokburg, the creator and voice behind health and wellness blog "The Sparkling Darling" www.thesparklingdarling.com
One quick look at her recipes have you wondering why any Vegan would ever worry about having to compromise taste to live a balanced and ethical lifestyle ... we whipped up a few of Heidis recipes, and wanted to share with you guys one of our ultimate faves ... the Vegan Cacao-Peanut Butter Energy Balls!!! ( and yes, they really do taste as good as they sound!)
Heidi's full blog post for this amazing recipe is below .. and you were right Heidi, they're SO addictive
This vegan energy bites are healthy, yummy, and easy to make. They will leave you buzzing with energy and feeling good about yourself!
It’s no secret that I have quite a sweet tooth. Salty stuff? Nah, not so much. Sweet? Yes, please! I love things like chocolate, ice cream, and cake. And I certainly enjoy all of it in moderation and when I am craving it. Nothing wrong with that at all. However, sometimes I want something a little healthier. Like these vegan energy bites with peanut butter. Girls, these are SO good. They are quite addictive.
I love eating these for a snack or a little petit treat. They are actually perfect for a snack because they are quite filling due to the peanut butter and dates. But keep in mind that even though they are healthy and filled with nutrients they are quite calorie dense so don’t eat the entire batch in one sitting.
- 1 cup date (they have to be quite soft)
- 1 tsp cocao
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- Blend all the ingredients until it becomes a dough. Depending on how big you want you bites there's dough for 12-15 bites.
- Store the energy bites in the fridge. They keep good for about a week.