Its that time of year that happens before the most wonderful time of year - crunch time. I have so many essays to do and exams to study for, and quite frankly I need some brain food. Today I made these little energy balls of brain food within 5 minutes. They're delicious, nutritious, and make for a great snack, pick-me-up, or quick breakfast. You will need:
1/2 cup of dried, pitted dates
1/2 cup of dried cherries (any type of dried fruit can work)
1/2 cup of pistachios (any type of nut)
1/4 cup of oats
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1 tablespoon of nut butter (I used peanut butter)
To start, prep all of your ingredients except the nut butter and place them inside your food processor. Whiz it up until everything becomes small bits. Add in the nut butter, and again, whiz it up! The mixture should become one big ball and when that happens, its done! Make smaller balls out of the mixture into whatever size you like. Put them into a container and pop them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to let them chill and come together. You can enjoy them for up to two weeks.
These little balls of nutrition are vegan, gluten free, and so healthy for you. They're all natural and make a great snack between all of the craziness of university crunch time. Try them out and let me know how you like them!
Ps. those lights in the background are from my cute little christmas tree. There will be holiday posts coming soon!