Anti-inflammatory Energy Balls

I generally try to follow a low sugar diet, and that includes limiting my dried fruit intake. But occasional treats are an important part of enjoying life, so as long as you do keep them occasional, it’s good to have some snack recipes to hand that contain only whole foods. These energy balls contain much more seeds than dried fruit, unlike some of the commercially available ones, yet they are still sweet enough. And they are so quick and easy to make.
I made these to bring to my breast cancer prevention talk last month and they went down a treat!


120g sunflower seeds, ideally pre-soaked
60g dried unsulphured apricots
4tbsp coconut oil
Zest of 1 lemon
Black pepper


Simply put all the ingredients in a food processor or a strong blender and blend until quite smooth.
Using your hands, shape into truffle sized balls. You can roll the balls in desiccated coconut if you want.