This Amaranth balls recipe is naturally sweetened using dates which are full of essential vitamins and minerals like calcium and iron, as well as providing a source of fibre.
Amaranth seed is a gluten-free grain that is very high in Calcium and Protein. This tiny grain can be easily used as a salad topping or for making energy balls. They are incredibly light and tasty. Perfect for a guilt-free evening snack that is high in nutrients.
½ cup of almonds
1 cup of dates (soak in hot water for a 30 minutes)
1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
Instructions To Make Amaranth Balls
Add the almonds in a food processor ,until they are finely ground. Pour this into a separate bowl.
Pulse the dates in the food processor until they form a thick paste.
Add the ground almonds back in alongside the cocoa powder. Pulse the mixture until well combined.
Add the popped amaranth in and pulse the mixture together again. To test if the mixture is firm enough to make the balls, break off some in your hand and squeeze together. If it sticks together, it is ready. If it is crumbly, you need more dates or a little bit of hot water.
Now you can form small balls out of the mixture. You can also roll them in cocoa powder, shredded coconuts, ground/chopped nuts or whatever you like.
Keep in an airtight container in your fridge or freezer.