1. Cilantro Onion Dip Party Platter
  2. Instant Pot Cauliflower and Butternut Thai Curry
  3. Instant Pot Tikka Masala – Vegan Tikka Masala Sauce
  4. Cucumber Sushi Rolls
  5. Curry Fried Rice – 1 Pot 20 Mins
  6. Sandwich Tacos
  7. Easy Homemade Salsa – 5 Min Blender Salsa
  8. Instant Pot Tomato Bisque from Scratch
  9. Tic Tac Toe Sandwiches
  10. Instant Pot Mushroom Tetrazzini
  11. Grain-free, Nut-free Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  12. My Diaper Bag Essentials (+ A Life Update)
  13. Vegan Cardamom Cookies – Cardamom Snickerdoodles
  14. Chickpea Flour Frittata – Eggless Vegan Frittata
  15. Fruit and Veggie Car Snacks
  16. Edible Car Snacks
  17. Pistachio Matcha Ice Cream
  18. Vegan Coffee Cake Recipe – Cinnamon Streusel Cake
  19. 3-Ingredient Chia and Quinoa Flatbread (vegan)
  20. Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies
  21. Mexican Stuffed Peppers
  22. Chickpea Salad Sandwich {Fuss-Free Vegan Cookbook}
  23. Harissa Chickpea Stew with Sweet Potato
  24. Easy Chocolate Hemp Protein Balls
  25. Dairy Free GoGurt
  26. Vegan Banana Donuts Recipe – Baked Banana Bread Donut
  27. Falafel Burgers
  28. Samosa Wraps – Spiced Potato Chickpea Chutney Burrito
  29. Egg and Toast Cups
  30. Nut Free Snacks
  31. Vegan Malai Burfi (Milk Cake)- Indian Fudge Bars
  32. Cold Soba Noodle Salad Recipe
  33. Sriracha Chickpeas Cashew Spinach Bowl with Golden Curry Dressing
  34. Chipotle Tofu Rainbow Wraps
  35. Veggie Kurma – Coconut Korma Sauce with Cauliflower, Potatoes, Carrots, Chickpeas
  36. Pineapple Raspberry Wine Spritzer
  37. Mango Overnight Oats with Turmeric
  38. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe
  39. Down Home BBQ Burger
  40. What’s inside my makeup bag (cruelty-free)
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  42. Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Rice Pulao – Lobia Pulao
  43. Vegan Pesto Pasta with Charred Broccoli
  44. Cauliflower Taco Meat – 1 Pan Cauliflower Walnut Taco filling Recipe
  45. Grilled BBQ Lentil Pizza
  46. Whole Wheat Naan Bread – Vegan Indian Naan Bread Recipe
  47. Gochugaru Baked Tofu, Melon, Veggie Skewers with Chili Lime Sauce
  48. Smoky Jackfruit “Chicken” Salad
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  50. Watermelon Crabs
  51. Avocado Raspberry Pops
  52. Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Pineapple
  53. Tuscan Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
  54. Vegan Mango Ice Cream
  55. Vegan Yack Attack On the Go! Release + Giveaway
  56. Mexican Street Corn Salad with Black Beans
  57. Grilled Blackberry Cobbler
  58. One Pot Quinoa and Black Bean Wraps
  59. One Pot Quinoa and Black Bean Wraps
  60. Instant Pot Vegan Chili – Kidney Bean Red Lentil Chili
  61. Sheet Pan Veggie Dinner with Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Tofu, Chickpeas & Miso Maple Dressing
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  63. Octopus Pizzas
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  65. Vegan King Oyster Scallops {The Wicked Healthy Cookbook}
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  67. Avial – South Indian Veggie Coconut Curry
  68. Zucchini Bread Oatmeal
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  70. Vegan Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto
  71. Bulgogi Roasted Spring Veggie Bowl
  72. Chimichurri Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadilla – 10 minute
  73. Vegan Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  74. Gluten-free Avocado Tahini Pasta
  75. Ask Angela: OSG recipes with 5 to 7 ingredients, my favourite popsicle molds, freezer-friendly summer recipes, and more!
  76. Ask Angela: OSG recipes with 5 to 7 ingredients, my favourite popsicle molds, freezer-friendly summer recipes, and more!
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  81. Rice Cake Flowers
  82. Avocado Pasta with Smoky Pecans
  83. Caterpillar Fruit Kebabs
  84. Instant Pot Mushroom Masala
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  86. Vegan Paleo Grain free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut flour
  87. Vegan Recipe and Snack Ideas for Camp and Travel
  88. Vegan Recipes and Snack Ideas for Camp and Travel
  89. Vegan Spanish Rice Bowl with Taco Spice Roasted Cauliflower
  90. Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches
  91. Baked Blueberry Cheesecake {Vegan Comfort Classics} + Giveaway!
  92. Baked Blueberry Cheesecake {Vegan Comfort Classics} + Giveaway!
  93. Lentil Bolognese with Spaghetti
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  97. Ask Angela: Shelf-stable work lunch ideas, swapping chickpea miso, Scottsdale restaurant tips, and more!
  98. Ask Angela: Shelf-stable work lunch ideas, swapping chickpea miso, Scottsdale restaurant tips, and more!
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  100. Things I’m Loving Lately: May 2, 2018
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  104. Ask Angela: High-protein vegan entrées, turning muffins into doughnuts, how I soak seeds/nuts, and more!
  105. Ask Angela: High-protein vegan entrées, turning muffins into doughnuts, how I soak seeds/nuts, and more!
  106. 3 Ways to Enjoy Raspberry Acai Chocolate Bars
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  108. Glow Getter: Fresh Restaurants and Juice Bars Founder Ruth Tal
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  112. Ask Angela: The spiralizer I use, make-ahead Superfood Porridge, Chocolate “Nutella” swaps, and more!
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  117. Lentil Fritters in Eggplant, Sweet Potato Coconut Stew – Bengali Chapor Ghonto
  118. Deconstructed Vegan Summer Rolls
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  120. Instant Pot Saag Aloo with Sweet Potatoes
  121. Vegan Biscuits and Gravy
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  124. Ask Angela: Our go-to vegan sunscreen, freezing vegan taco “meat,” a reader poll, and more!
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  139. Carrot Garden Cupcakes
  140. Ask Angela: A protein-packed lunch idea, tomato-free Cozy Stew, family meal times, and more
  141. Veggie Chickpea Potato Soup in Instant Pot
  142. Nutty Crusted Butternut Squash Bowl with 10-Spice Roasted Chickpeas
  143. Lentil Sloppy Joes
  144. Eggplant & Tofu in Soy Lime Sauce – Baked Eggplant stir fry
  145. Ask Angela: A new spin on my Raw Chocolate Brownies, my DIY food styling tricks, and more
  146. Cauliflower Fried Rice – 1 Pot
  147. 20 Lucky St Patricks Day Food Ideas
  148. Things I’m Loving Lately: March 12, 2018
  149. Leprechaun Apple Hats
  150. Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  151. Shamrock Pizza
  152. Vegan Keema Naan with Keema Lentils
  153. Ask Angela: Tips for drinking more water, my go-to cookware, and more
  154. 30 Truffle Recipes (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  155. Glow Getter: Author, Speaker, and Nutritionist Meghan Telpner
  156. Instant Pot Tomato Soup with Cornmeal Crusted Tofu Croutons
  157. Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole
  158. Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole
  159. Roasted Eggplant Potatoes Chickpeas with Moroccan Merguez seasoning
  160. Rainbow Pancake Tacos
  161. How to Make a Leprechaun Trap
  162. Ask Angela: Savoury toddler snack ideas, nut-free flourless muffins, and more
  163. Shamrock Shake
  164. Thandai Phirni – Spiced Rice Flour Pudding
  165. Matcha Pancakes
  166. Flourless Bite-Sized Breakfast Muffins
  167. Mexican Pinto Beans (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  168. 15 High Protein Vegan Meals
  169. Mango BBQ Soy Curls or Jackfruit Tacos
  170. Triple Almond Energy Balls (vegan, grain-free, naturally sweetened)
  171. Double Chocolate Granola Bars (Vegan)
  172. Ask Angela: My morning coffee recipes, Instant Pot reader poll, and more!
  173. Chocolate Protein Ice Cream {VIDEO} – #VYApantrychallenge
  174. PB&J Buckwheat Granola – #VYAPantryChallenge
  175. 16 Fun Vegan Appetizers!
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  185. Vegan Hazelnut-Coffee Mousse (& Banana Crunch Parfaits)
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  187. Review: Healthy Nibbles Box
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  195. Vegan 4th of July!
  196. BBQ Pulled Jackfruit
  197. Creamy Dreamy Avocado Zucchini Pasta
  198. Sake & Plum Wine Sangria
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  1. Cilantro Onion Dip Party Platter
  2. Instant Pot Cauliflower and Butternut Thai Curry
  3. Instant Pot Tikka Masala – Vegan Tikka Masala Sauce
  4. Cucumber Sushi Rolls
  5. Curry Fried Rice – 1 Pot 20 Mins
  6. Sandwich Tacos
  7. Easy Homemade Salsa – 5 Min Blender Salsa
  8. Instant Pot Tomato Bisque from Scratch
  9. Tic Tac Toe Sandwiches
  10. Instant Pot Mushroom Tetrazzini
  11. Grain-free, Nut-free Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  12. My Diaper Bag Essentials (+ A Life Update)
  13. Vegan Cardamom Cookies – Cardamom Snickerdoodles
  14. Chickpea Flour Frittata – Eggless Vegan Frittata
  15. Fruit and Veggie Car Snacks
  16. Edible Car Snacks
  17. Pistachio Matcha Ice Cream
  18. Vegan Coffee Cake Recipe – Cinnamon Streusel Cake
  19. 3-Ingredient Chia and Quinoa Flatbread (vegan)
  20. Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies
  21. Mexican Stuffed Peppers
  22. Chickpea Salad Sandwich {Fuss-Free Vegan Cookbook}
  23. Harissa Chickpea Stew with Sweet Potato
  24. Easy Chocolate Hemp Protein Balls
  25. Dairy Free GoGurt
  26. Vegan Banana Donuts Recipe – Baked Banana Bread Donut
  27. Falafel Burgers
  28. Samosa Wraps – Spiced Potato Chickpea Chutney Burrito
  29. Egg and Toast Cups
  30. Nut Free Snacks
  31. Vegan Malai Burfi (Milk Cake)- Indian Fudge Bars
  32. Cold Soba Noodle Salad Recipe
  33. Sriracha Chickpeas Cashew Spinach Bowl with Golden Curry Dressing
  34. Chipotle Tofu Rainbow Wraps
  35. Veggie Kurma – Coconut Korma Sauce with Cauliflower, Potatoes, Carrots, Chickpeas
  36. Pineapple Raspberry Wine Spritzer
  37. Mango Overnight Oats with Turmeric
  38. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe
  39. Down Home BBQ Burger
  40. What’s inside my makeup bag (cruelty-free)
  41. 20 Cheap Vegan Meals – Vegan Recipes on a Budget
  42. Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Rice Pulao – Lobia Pulao
  43. Vegan Pesto Pasta with Charred Broccoli
  44. Cauliflower Taco Meat – 1 Pan Cauliflower Walnut Taco filling Recipe
  45. Grilled BBQ Lentil Pizza
  46. Whole Wheat Naan Bread – Vegan Indian Naan Bread Recipe
  47. Gochugaru Baked Tofu, Melon, Veggie Skewers with Chili Lime Sauce
  48. Smoky Jackfruit “Chicken” Salad
  49. Smoky Jackfruit “Chicken” Salad
  50. Watermelon Crabs
  51. Avocado Raspberry Pops
  52. Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Pineapple
  53. Tuscan Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
  54. Vegan Mango Ice Cream
  55. Vegan Yack Attack On the Go! Release + Giveaway
  56. Mexican Street Corn Salad with Black Beans
  57. Grilled Blackberry Cobbler
  58. One Pot Quinoa and Black Bean Wraps
  59. One Pot Quinoa and Black Bean Wraps
  60. Instant Pot Vegan Chili – Kidney Bean Red Lentil Chili
  61. Sheet Pan Veggie Dinner with Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Tofu, Chickpeas & Miso Maple Dressing
  62. 25 Easy Chickpea Recipes that are not all Curries. Healthy Vegan Garbanzo Bean Recipes
  63. Octopus Pizzas
  64. Easy Vegan Zucchini Bread Recipe
  65. Vegan King Oyster Scallops {The Wicked Healthy Cookbook}
  66. Golden Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with Raita Dip
  67. Avial – South Indian Veggie Coconut Curry
  68. Zucchini Bread Oatmeal
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  70. Vegan Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto
  71. Bulgogi Roasted Spring Veggie Bowl
  72. Chimichurri Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadilla – 10 minute
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  75. Ask Angela: OSG recipes with 5 to 7 ingredients, my favourite popsicle molds, freezer-friendly summer recipes, and more!
  76. Ask Angela: OSG recipes with 5 to 7 ingredients, my favourite popsicle molds, freezer-friendly summer recipes, and more!
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  81. Rice Cake Flowers
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  84. Instant Pot Mushroom Masala
  85. BBQ Bean Bowls
  86. Vegan Paleo Grain free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut flour
  87. Vegan Recipe and Snack Ideas for Camp and Travel
  88. Vegan Recipes and Snack Ideas for Camp and Travel
  89. Vegan Spanish Rice Bowl with Taco Spice Roasted Cauliflower
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  97. Ask Angela: Shelf-stable work lunch ideas, swapping chickpea miso, Scottsdale restaurant tips, and more!
  98. Ask Angela: Shelf-stable work lunch ideas, swapping chickpea miso, Scottsdale restaurant tips, and more!
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  104. Ask Angela: High-protein vegan entrées, turning muffins into doughnuts, how I soak seeds/nuts, and more!
  105. Ask Angela: High-protein vegan entrées, turning muffins into doughnuts, how I soak seeds/nuts, and more!
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  139. Carrot Garden Cupcakes
  140. Ask Angela: A protein-packed lunch idea, tomato-free Cozy Stew, family meal times, and more
  141. Veggie Chickpea Potato Soup in Instant Pot
  142. Nutty Crusted Butternut Squash Bowl with 10-Spice Roasted Chickpeas
  143. Lentil Sloppy Joes
  144. Eggplant & Tofu in Soy Lime Sauce – Baked Eggplant stir fry
  145. Ask Angela: A new spin on my Raw Chocolate Brownies, my DIY food styling tricks, and more
  146. Cauliflower Fried Rice – 1 Pot
  147. 20 Lucky St Patricks Day Food Ideas
  148. Things I’m Loving Lately: March 12, 2018
  149. Leprechaun Apple Hats
  150. Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  151. Shamrock Pizza
  152. Vegan Keema Naan with Keema Lentils
  153. Ask Angela: Tips for drinking more water, my go-to cookware, and more
  154. 30 Truffle Recipes (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  155. Glow Getter: Author, Speaker, and Nutritionist Meghan Telpner
  156. Instant Pot Tomato Soup with Cornmeal Crusted Tofu Croutons
  157. Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole
  158. Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole
  159. Roasted Eggplant Potatoes Chickpeas with Moroccan Merguez seasoning
  160. Rainbow Pancake Tacos
  161. How to Make a Leprechaun Trap
  162. Ask Angela: Savoury toddler snack ideas, nut-free flourless muffins, and more
  163. Shamrock Shake
  164. Thandai Phirni – Spiced Rice Flour Pudding
  165. Matcha Pancakes
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  167. Mexican Pinto Beans (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  168. 15 High Protein Vegan Meals
  169. Mango BBQ Soy Curls or Jackfruit Tacos
  170. Triple Almond Energy Balls (vegan, grain-free, naturally sweetened)
  171. Double Chocolate Granola Bars (Vegan)
  172. Ask Angela: My morning coffee recipes, Instant Pot reader poll, and more!
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  176. Rocky Road Popcorn Clusters
  177. White Bean Beer Fondue
  178. Refined Sugar-Free Raspberry Hot Cocoa
  179. Avocado Mousse Parfaits with Strawberries & Coconut Whipped Cream
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  181. Courgetti Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Grilled Corn & Herby Dressing
  182. A Vegan Dinner Party with La Belle Assiette
  183. Plant-Powered Families: Review & Double Chocolate Orange Banana Muffins
  184. Red Lentil, Spinach & Potato Curry with Baobab [& a Giveaway!]
  185. Vegan Hazelnut-Coffee Mousse (& Banana Crunch Parfaits)
  186. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Asparagus Quinoa Salad
  187. Review: Healthy Nibbles Box
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  198. Sake & Plum Wine Sangria

One of my biggest challenges when photographing beige- or blah-coloured recipes is making them look as appealing as they taste…the struggle is real! Dishes like curries, brownies, oatmeal, energy balls, etc. tend to look a bit sad through the camera’s lens. If you want a giggle, check out one of the very first beige/brown recipe photos I ever took on the blog. I posted this Pumpkin Banana Bran & Oatmeal Muffin recipe way back in 2008 (holy cow, I’m a blogging DINOSAUR! lol).

A good trick I’ve learned through countless trial and error (mostly error…and a few curse words) is that I need to add a lot of colour to photos even if the food itself isn’t colourful. It probably seems obvious, but with so many other things going on for a photo shoot (cooking, food styling, camera settings, lighting, etc.) it can be easy to forget the importance of planning for colour. If I’m shooting oatmeal or plain Jane muffins, I try to add some enticing fruit on top and more pops of colour on the table itself—a bright green Matcha tea, fresh flowers, a glass of OJ, or a colourful cloth napkin (without being too busy) can all create a gorgeous photo when the food itself looks pretty blah. This approach helped me photograph these flourless breakfast muffins (recipe to come!) and I’m pleased with how the app photo turned out!

I wasn’t quite as happy with the photo shoot of these energy balls because I had to rush (when naptime’s over, it’s OVA), but they’ll just have to do! I love how the colourful garnishes I added made the energy balls go from blah and beige to vibrant and enticing. I rolled them in fun pops of colour and a variety of textures: beet-coloured shredded coconut, ground pistachios (so pretty and chewy!), hemp hearts, and cocoa powder. I loved them all. I also tried rolling some in Matcha green tea powder, but they were soooo bitter. That one was a big NOPE! Cutting the Matcha with powdered icing sugar might’ve worked better, but I wanted to keep these bad boys naturally sweetened, so I opted to skip the Matcha altogether. To make the pink-hued shredded coconut, I added some beet juice (prepared the same way as my Vegan Sugar Cookies’ Pink Frosting) to the shredded coconut in a bowl. I put a plastic bag over my hand so it wouldn’t get stained in the process (#fancy) and then I “massaged” the beet juice into the shredded coconut until it was dispersed. It worked wonderfully and the result was so pretty! I sprinkled my leftover coconut on oatmeal.

Rest assured though, these nutty energy bites are just as good eaten as-is! I love keeping a stash in the freezer for quick snacking, and find the texture gets even better when they’ve been frozen too.

Also a quick note that I won’t be posting this Friday’s Ask Angela as I’ve come down with the flu (luckily today’s blog post was created last week so I could still share it). It was bound to happen as I’ve been taking care of two sick little ones, while up a lot at night and nursing to boot. I hope everyone has a very happy weekend and that you’re feeling well. I know where I’ll be…curled up with a big bowl of soup (hopefully my Golden Spiced Lentil Soup!) and warm lemon water. I’ll be a bit delayed replying to your reviews, questions, and comments this week, but please know that I will reply as soon as I’m feeling better!

Yield
11 to 12 balls
Prep time
Cook time
0 Minutes
Chill time
60 Minutes (optional)
Total time

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (155 g) raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup (75 g) raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup (115 g) tightly packed pitted Medjool dates*
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) roasted almond butter or raw cashew butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, or to taste
  • 5 teaspoons (25 mL) water, or as needed**
  • Shredded coconut, hemp hearts, ground shelled pistachios, or cocoa powder, for rolling

Directions:

  1. Add the almonds and cashews to a food processor and process into a coarse crumb. Be sure not to overprocess the nuts into butter.
  2. To the nut mixture, add the pitted dates. Process again until the dates are finely chopped.
  3. Next, add the roasted almond butter (or raw cashew butter, if using), cinnamon, salt, almond extract, and water (starting with a couple teaspoons) to the processor bowl and process again until the mixture comes together into a dough. You should be able to easily roll the dough into balls without them feeling dry or crumbly. If the dough is too dry, add more water one teaspoon at a time and continue processing until the mixture moistens to desired consistency.
  4. Roll the dough into 11 to 12 golf ball-sized balls. If using, roll each ball in your garnish of choice: shredded coconut, hemp hearts, ground shelled pistachios (or other nuts), or cocoa powder.
  5. Chill the balls in the freezer for about an hour to firm up, or feel free to eat them at room temperature if you can’t wait that long! Leftover balls will keep in an airtight container in the freezer for a few weeks. You can also store them in the fridge in an airtight container for several days if you prefer.

Tips:

* You’ll want to make sure the dates are very well packed into the measuring cup. If your dates are very firm and dry, I also recommend soaking them in hot water for about half an hour, and then draining well before using as directed.

** The amount of water you will need will depend on how fresh and sticky your Medjool dates are.

These energy balls have a soft texture. If you prefer a crunchier consistency, you can roll the balls in ground nuts or stir some chopped nuts or chocolate into the dough itself.

To make the pink shredded coconut, I mixed unsweetened shredded coconut with a bit of beet juice.

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