Having met the lovely Victoria, the creator of Energy Ball Recipes monthly kits, at the last Blog On in May I was delighted to have been offered the chance to review her scrumptious Energy ball starter kit.
Energy balls are delicious little snacks that are super easy to make and keep for up to 7 days in the fridge or a month in the freezer. With no baking involved they are a great little treat to make with the kids and take no time at all since all of the ingredients are pre measured.
The starter kit comes with enough ingredients to make 10 balls and includes ground almonds, dates, peanut flour and cocoa protein powder. The only thing you need to add is 30ml of cold water.
The plastic bags that the ingredients are in through to the box and label the items are sent in are all biodegradable and recyclable.
The instructions are all clearly printed with images for a step by step walk through of how to create your energy balls.
The only work involved in this kit was chopping up the dates, this was only because I don’t have a food processor anymore (not since I accidentally gave away a box of my kitchen equipment to the charity shop collectors!) All of the ingredients could have just been combined with a food processor, at which point the dates would have been chopped finely.
Then it is a simple case of combining all of the ingredients, including the water and mixing to form a dough.
The mix can then be formed into balls by hand and popped into an airtight container for up to 7 days in the fridge or a month in the freezer. Although they can be eaten straight away they are super nice when chilled for a little.
The larger kits are part of the monthly subscription service Energy Ball Recipes offer. Priced at £14 a month (makes 30) and a different flavour combo each month. They are all plant based recipe making them suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans and also contain NO gluten/wheat, dairy or added sugar.
We were kindly sent the starter kit for the purpose of this review, all views and opinions are my own and genuine.