Quick and easy almond, cashew and pistachio energy balls

It’s Saturday and I’m stuck at home with a cold when I was meant to be out for a long run around sunny Regent’s Park. FML etc. So to cheer myself up I made another batch of energy balls.

After last week’s mixed nut balls rolled in coconut flakes, I tried for a more minimal flavour this time, using only almonds and cashews, less of the dates and cacao, and rolled the balls in ground pistachios. The result was a beautifully nutty, lighter and less sweet type of blissball.

almond cashew energy balls

(Makes around 15 balls)

80g almonds (soaked in water overnight and drained)
80g cashewS (soaked in water overnight and drained)
6 dates
4tbsp almond milk
1 tbsp cacao
1/2 tsp good-quality vanilla extract
100g pistachios, ground or chopped, to roll

  1. Put everything except the pistachios in a food processor and blitz until you get a slightly crunchy paste.
  2. Shape into little balls and roll in the pistachios.
  3. Awesomeballs!

Vegan nut chocolate energy balls: the perfect pre-workout snack

Time for another clean food recipe because I’m enjoying this stuff so much at the moment. I’ve mostly given up chocolate, biscuits & co, without even making a conscious effort to do it. But a handful of nuts or a quick smoothie for a snack just make me feel so much better – especially on workout days. And even more so if cacao is involved. Cacao makes everything better…

So here’s my new favourite snack format: blissballs!

vegan nut chocolate energy balls


100g almonds (soaked in water overnight and rinsed)
150g mixed nuts (soaked in water overnight and rinsed)
10 dates
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cacao
4 tbsp almond milk (or any other nut milk)
1 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
Coconut flakes, to roll

  1. Put everything in the food processor and blend until you have a smooth paste. (Or, if you prefer a bit of crunch, stop blending before it gets too smooth.)
  2. Refrigerate for half an hour or so; this will make the mixture easier to roll.
  3. Shape into balls and roll them in coconut flakes.
  4. Bliss out on blissballs!

Stay tuned for more blissballs – I’m on a roll with these babies 😉