Haha – Chris came up with that title! But its no joke, they may not be pretty but these tiger nut snack balls are a serious fibre filled snack. I get lots of emails asking what to do with the pulp leftover from making tiger nut milk. Whatever you do DO NOT throw it away – the pulp is pure, raw delicious fibre! You can make it fine or coarse depending on how much you blend, and you can add it to cereal, drinks or make it into biscuits or snack balls, and all for free and no waste!
I made these for Chris when we ran out of our Raw Energy Balls at home last week (Chris is addicted to our chocolate and orange flavour which we created mainly for him!). He is a chocoholic and because he has cut out sugar from his diet, it means no chocolate! So to help him get a healthy chocolate fix I made these.
I know they aren’t very pretty but they truly do taste amazing. They are ready in a couple of minutes and keep really well in the fridge – make a batch in advance and you can have a healthy snack ready in the fridge all week. This recipe made six satsuma sized balls, each with a whopping 7g of fibre! That is around 1/5 of your daily requirement, in one snack ball.
Because these are made with healthy ingredients they are super good for you in so many ways, all the goodness of tiger nuts with vitamin C from the orange, iron and antioxidants from the raw cacao, omega 3 from chia and linseeds, plus fat burning properties of coconut oil – and all wrapped up with tons of fibre! Plus they are truly delicious – try it for yourself and see, I bet you will absolutely love these!
Chocolate and Orange Snack Ball Recipe
Soak 100g of tiger nuts overnight
Blend with 400mls of water, a pinch of cinnamon and half a date to make amazing fresh tiger nut milk.
Then blend the leftover pulp with;
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw cacao
1 tablespoons chia seeds
a few cashew nuts
1 teaspoon linseeds(optional)
Form into balls and chill in the fridge.