Sweet Potato Energy Balls

Whether you want to make some healthier sweets to eat during the day, or you’re looking for post-gym snack ideas, these energy balls are a good alternative. I have decided to go for a sweet potato base, not just to make them a little higher in carbs for those days when you need that extra energy but you don’t know how to include more healthy macronutrients in your diet, but because this recipe can be a way to use some sweet potato leftovers.. give it a go!


Sweet potato energy balls

1 medium-sized sweet potato (preferably roasted – skin off)
juice of ½ lemon (plus zest if you’re using organic lemons)
2 tsp date syrup
2 tsp tahini
approx. 25 g dark chocolate 70-85%, finely chopped
3 tbsp rolled oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
1 tbsp grounded flaxseeds
1 tsp cinnamon powder
a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
a pinch of salt
some desiccated coconut

In a mixing bowl, mash well the sweet potato. Mix all the ingredients and place in the fridge for 10 min. Prepare the energy balls (you will be able to make 10-12 of them) and roll them in some dried coconut. You can use a little bit of extra virgin olive oil to shape the energy balls, since the mixture tends to stick to the hands. Refrigerate for at least 10 min. before serving. Store in the fridge, they will keep well in an air-tight container for approx. 3 days.


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