New Recipe: Almond and Hemp Seed Balls

I need grab and go ALL the TIME.  Nursing, pumping and my increased running mileage has me QUITE hungry these days.  When I did my first round of The 30, I learned that I needed to add more fat and protein to my diet.  Now, I need even more.  I wanted to create an “ball” type snack that I could portion out and eat on the go as a mini meal.  Nuts and seeds are such a great source of healthy fats and you can’t go wrong when you add in hemp seeds!!  These are great and contain natural, whole ingredients and provide a wonderful source of healthy fat!


Please excuse my lack of photography.  As I have mentioned MANY times.  I am not a food photography blogger. I just like to make and eat food.  You will just have to trust me that they taste good!

Almond and Hemp Seed Balls
Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 20-22 Balls
Great paleo and 30 Clean grab and go snack/mini meal to help keep you fueled and focused
  • 1 cup of pitted dates
  • 1 cup of almonds
  • ½ cup of sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup of hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup of almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  1. Soak your dates in warm water for 20 minutes. Drain and then place them in a food processor for a few seconds.
  2. Remove dates and put them in a bowl.
  3. Add remaining ingredients into the food processor and process for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Add the dates back into the food processor and process until mixture is fully combined.
  5. Roll into balls and store in the freezer.

What’s your favorite grab and go snack?

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3 Responses to New Recipe: Almond and Hemp Seed Balls

  1. I think my daughter would really like these!
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  2. Rachel says:

    YUM!!! I love energy balls. I’m going to make these this weekend.
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  3. Dapinder says:

    These look really yummy and would be super convenient on-the-go!

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