I was inspired to create these low carb high fat Amazeballs as a sports nutrition snack that was not packed with sugar and highly processed rubbish, unlike 99% of sports snacks out there. I wanted a healthy, delicious bite that could fuel endurance sport, like marathon running or long distance cycling and could support the fat fuelled, low carbohydrate diet that I advocate for everyone.
There is no cooking required and not a medjool date in site. These Amazeballs are a great low carb, high fat snack, post exercise bite, quick breakfast or slow treat with coffee or your favourite cup of tea.
The recipe makes 24 balls and should take about ten minutes depending on your ball rolling skills.
100g Almond Butter
25g Coconut Oil
4 tbsp Combination of
50g Sesame Seeds
25g Poppy Seeds
50-75g Raw Honey (or according to taste, I try to keep it down)
Aprox. 1 tbsp grated Ginger
Pinch of Sea Salt
- Combine all ingredients in your mixing bowl or food mixer. Stir into an even and sticky dough. The dough will come together in your food mixer to tell you it is ready.
- Pinch a small to medium piece of mixture and shape into a ball. I like mine a bit smaller than a table tennis ball. Make them large if you are a nibbler or smaller if you want to pop them in in one.
- Refrigerate for about 20 minutes. They will keep in the fridge for 5-7 days, although I doubt they will last that long. Freeze them on the day you make them and they will be good for a month. Transfer to the fridge the night before and enjoy with your morning cuppa.
Cook’s tip: store your root ginger in the freezer. It is easier to grate and lasts for ever. Perfect for baking and for hot lemon, honey and ginger sore throat remedy.
Have fun making and eating these healthy Amazeballs and come back and leave a comment about how you got on. Experiment with your spices, nut butters and seeds and be sure to use hashtag #ElevatesportUK and #EATandMOVE when posting your pictures on social media.
See you there.