Photo: Zsolt Sandor / MothershipUK
We all need extra energy in the lead up to Christmas. Even if you don’t celebrate it, the world seems to go MAD at this time of year. It all gets a bit fizzy and busy and, if you’re not careful, rather overwhelming.
Don’t worry though, we have a two-part solution. One, ignore it all and go for a run. Two, make these extra-special Festive Energy Balls and you’ll be zingy enough to cope with whatever holiday madness rolls your way. They’re like mince pies but tastier and a million times better for you.
They’re protein-packed, really easy to make and will keep your energy levels up for ages. It might be worth buying up all the jars of mincemeat when they’re cheap on Boxing Day. You’ll be wanting these beauts at other times of the year too 🙂
Note: Make sure you use vegan mincemeat – the traditional kind has suet in it (yuck!) so check the label before you buy.
Vegan Festive Energy Balls
Makes about 12
4 tablespoons vegan mincemeat
3 tablespoons vegan chocolate protein powder (I used Rawlicious)
4 tablespoons rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons almond butter (I used MyProtein)
20 brazil nuts, crushed
1 Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl together except the brazil nuts and 1 tablespoon of the protein powder. It’s easiest to use your hands for this. It’s sticky but fun.
2 Spread the crushed brazil nuts on one plate and the extra tablespoon of protein powder on another.
3 Roll the mixture into small balls between the palms of your hands then roll the balls in either the nuts or the protein powder.
4 Place the balls in the fridge for about an hour, until firm and no longer sticky.