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Fig and Lemon Energy Balls

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Times Food
09th January, 2019 13:36 IST

After your morning exercise routine, you must need some delicious energy balls to charge you up for the day ahead. Energy Balls are not just a trend but a wonderful requirement for the fitness enthusiasts. Fig and Lemon Energy Balls are a unique kind of treat, bringing together diverse elements into a mix which is not only energy boosting but really yummy too. This recipe would help you prepare these chewy and fruity balls of wonder without any fuss. Very easy to make, it’s made with such wonderful ingredients as tahini, honey, figs, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almond flour, and lemon juice, for a hearty and flavourful snack. Prepared in no time at all, it requires to blend all these ingredients well and then to them into balls. There is no cooking requirement either and thus, it even works for those who are kitchen-shy. These energy balls are gluten free and work wonderfully for your diets as they are low in sodium and fat as well. Since it is a vegan recipe, it can be enjoyed by one and all despite the varied dietary habits and history. These balls can also be enjoyed as a light dessert and packed for road trips and picnics too. Apart from that, these energy balls have quite a high health quotient. Among the oldest fruits consumed by the humankind, figs are native to the Middle East and West Asia but are now grown all over the world. With a lovely texture and taste, figs are perfect for you. They are high in fiber and essential minerals like magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper, potassium, and vitamins K and B6. So, do try out this recipe and make these super healthy and sumptuous energy balls. (Recipe: Chef Ishika Konar, Atmantan)

INGREDIENTS

120 gm tahini

30 gm crystallized ginger

100 gm dried figs

2 tablespoon flax seeds

3 tablespoon sesame seeds

3 tablespoon sunflower seeds

6 tablespoon almond flour

2 tablespoon honey

1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

How to make Fig and Lemon Energy Balls

Step 1

To prepare these delicious energy balls, first grind the flax seeds in a mixer-grinder. Transfer the ground flax seeds to a bowl and keep aside.

Step 2

Now, add tahini, honey, figs, and ginger, in the food processor. Mix and blend them till it has a smooth consistency.

Step 3

Transfer the tahini and fig mix in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients i.e. ground flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, lemon juice, and almond flour in the bowl.

Step 4

Mix everything well and roll the prepared mix into balls. Serve and enjoy these energy balls as a healthy treat.

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