British Sailing Team sailor Anna Carpenter on how to make energy balls - a healthy snack to eat on and off the water.
This is part of Project #SailFromHome
Energy balls - Recipe
- 90g (1 cup) oats
- 30g (¼ cup) milled chia seed1
- 30g (¼ cup) milled flaxseed1
- 160g (2/3 cup) almond butter2
- 100g (¼ cup + 1 tbsp) maple syrup (or honey)
- 60g (½ cup) dried cranberries3
- Place a sheet of baking paper onto a baking tray or chopping board.
- Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to fully combine.
- Lightly grease your hands with some vegetable or coconut oil and use your hands to mould the mixture into approximately 12-15 balls.
- Place these on the pre-prepare baking paper and they are ready to eat immediately or can be stored in an air-tight container for sailing snacks!
- You can use any ground seeds here at long as they equal ½ cup in total.
- Almond butter can be substituted for peanut or cashew butter. You can make your own if you are feeling very adventurous!
- The cranberries can be substituted for any dried fruit, chopped nuts or chocolate chips but I would recommend sticking to approximately ½-¾ cup or the balls may not bind together, and note that this will alter the nutritional information.
- If you are making them more a few days in advance, store them in the fridge for up to a week or you can freeze them for up to 3 months. They will become dry and crumbly as they get older so I would recommend making them as fresh as possible.