Power Food for Sport: Orange-Chocolate Energy Balls

I can’t deny it, I have a really sweet tooth and you’ll rarely see me without chocolate in my hand. Although, when I started kiting I realized that the sugar-packed snacks that I usually would eat didn’t give me any long-lasting energy. I just wouldn’t be able to kite for a very long time, and my sore muscles were constantly craving something more nutritious.

Therefore, I came up with some recipes and ideas for in between-meal snacks that is good for your body, and gives you the extra energy you’ll need to be able to kite for a long day.
Let’s start with my orange-chocolate energy balls.


1. Orange-chocolate energy balls

The combination of orange and chocolate has been a long time favourite for me.

These small energy balls are perfect to snack on when you’re taking a break during your kite sessions. They will keep your bloodsugar stabile and will give you enough energy to push yourself a little harder.


What you'll need?

– 12 dates (pitted)
– 2 dl nuts of your choice (I prefer almonds, cashews or hazelnuts)
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– 1 tablespoon cacao nibs (If you don’t have this, it’ not necessary)
– 1,5 tablespoons cacao powder
– The zest from 1-2 small oranges, depending on how strong orange taste you like.
– A tiny bit of salt

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How to?

Mix the nuts in a high speed blender (or even a coffee-grinder works wonders for this!) until they have the consistency of flour. Put aside.

After this, you mix the dates for as long as it takes for them to get creamy and smooth. Put the mixed dates and almonds in a bowl together with the rest of the ingredients. If your mixture is very dry you can add a few teaspoons of water until you get the consistency you wish for.

Form into small, round balls and put them into the fridge for an hour before you eat them. If you wish, you can roll them in orange-zest or desiccated coconut. Enjoy!

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Thank you to Linda Viktoria for her yummy recipes and of course don’t forget to follow her on Instagram @LindaViktoria.


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