Delicious frozen or at room temperature, take them to work or pack them in your child’s lunch. They are low on the glycemic index, vegan, and gluten free.
1/2 cup (125 mL) almond butter
1/2 cup (125 mL) tahini
1/4 cup (60 mL) shredded coconut
1/4 cup (60 mL) sesame seeds, flaxseeds, or a combination of both
Agave syrup to taste
In a food mixer, blend all ingredients at high speed.
Once well mixed, form into 12 balls and place in a container in the freezer.
One energy ball contains: 155 calories; 4 g protein; 13 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 7 g carbohydrates; 2 g fibre; 11 mg sodium
source: "Open Sesame", alive #331, May 2010
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