Thursday, March 11, 2010

Healthy Balls Recipe!

The best part about the 28 day elimination diet thus far has been the balls. I am a fan of the nut ball. Big fan. Big. Huge.

Now, if you are like me, you are giggling at the memory of Alec Bladwin doing his "Schweddy Balls" sketch on SNL. Its become a household joke. Can you grab me a nut ball while you're in the kitchen... These gals can't wait for some Schweddy Balls... Classic.

Anyhoo. Back to the balls. These babies are the best. They are naturally sweet, and are the perfect fix for an afternoon snack. I make a batch Sunday and eat them all week long. I adapted this recipe from my whole life nutrition cookbook. Get yours here. Best $23 I have ever spent.

Nut Balls (Raw Energy Balls)
1 cup Raw Almonds
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup raisins
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamom
Sea salt
1/2 cup Almond Butter
Shredded unsweetened coconut

Toss the almonds into your food processor and process until they are smooth. There will still be some larger pieces -- thats okay. Add raisins, dates, cinnamon, cardamom and sea salt. Continue to blend until smooth. I had to do this part bit by bit to ensure everything got sufficiently mixed. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Add almond butter. Using a wooden spoon, thoroughly stir the almond butter into the mixture until everything is gooey and yummy. Use your hands to form the mixture into small, bite sized balls. Roll the balls in the coconut. Store in the fridge for up to a week.


  1. Pete's Schwetty Balls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now you've got Megan's Nutty Balls. Noice!
    Unfortunately, I will not be able to test out this recipe since I'm allergic to most nuts nowadays.
    Seems yummy though. Photos are a must!

  2. yumm sounds good! i made apricot balls, they tasted fantastic!

  3. Wife made these... They are GoooOooooooOoOOoood!