Cashew Ginger + Chocolate Mocha Energy Balls

Hi friends!

I’m so excited to share my first recipe on the blog! This is something I have currently been OBSESSED with!

absolutely L O V E having these in my fridge as a quick energizing snack to keep me moving throughout the day. They are not only healthy, but SO yummy and easy to make! They’re also perfect for those busy work days when you still want to eat healthy, but don’t have a ton of time to make a full meal.

The thing I love most about energy balls is they can be made with so many different ingredients, giving you a range of options to play with. They’re also vegan and gluten free! I recently made some tasty Gingerbread Energy Balls for Christmas and everyone loved them!

I posted a photo of these Cashew Ginger & Chocolate Mocha Energy Balls on my Instagram Story and had an overwhelming number of you wanting the recipes. Today is your lucky day, HERE THEY ARE!


Cashew Ginger Energy Balls 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of unsalted cashews (peanuts are another option)
  • 1 cup of pitted dates
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger

Instructions:

  1. Place the oats and cashews in a food processor and pulse until they form a flour like consistency.
  2. Add the pitted dates and ginger into the food processor and combine all ingredients.
  3. Blend until a sticky dough is formed.
  4. Roll into balls and refrigerate for an hour to set. I like to place them in a glass or plastic container and separate layers using parchment paper.
  5. This recipe makes about 15 energy balls (varies depending on size).
  6. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Chocolate Mocha Energy Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons of ground coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips (may also use semisweet or dark chocolate)

Instructions:

  1. Place the pitted dates in a food processor and pulse until a sticky paste is formed.
  2. Place rolled oats, ground coffee, chia seeds, and chocolate chips into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  3. Remove the date paste from the food processor and combine with remaining ingredients in the medium mixing bowl.
  4. Mix all ingredients by hand until everything is thoroughly blended.
  5. Refrigerate the mixture for 10-15 minutes to make it easier to handle.
  6. Roll into balls and enjoy immediately, or place in refrigerator.
  7. This recipe makes about 16-18 energy balls (varies depending on size).
  8. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Thank you for visiting my blog and don’t forget to leave me a comment below letting me know what you thought of these recipes or if you tried making them! I would love to hear from you!

XOXO,

Jolene

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It’s Me… JOLENE BY THE SEA!

Hello world!

I am so excited to begin this journey I have been contemplating for years and recently had the confidence to finally start my lifestyle blog.

Two years ago I started my journey of blogging as a hobby in my free time when I wasn’t painting faces. I wanted to share my beauty secrets and favorite products that I used in my own makeup business, which lead to my beauty blog.

Guess what.. life got in the way and my journey changed unexpectedly when I decided I wanted to change my career path to teaching those cute, little, tiny humans. Now that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel on my teaching journey I decided that there wasn’t going to be a better time than NOW to put my love for writing and put that into something creative… my lifestyle blog.

I decided to change it up from solely being a beauty blogger because I have so many more loves in my life that I can’t wait to share with you guys! I have some fun life steps I plan to begin and want to share this with you all during the craziest times we call our, TWENTIES.

I can’t believe I started blogging when I was just 24 years old and now being 26 I was like, WHAT am I doing?! I continue to frequently tell myself how much I love writing and blogging, why am I not pursuing this? Well, with a little push and inspiration from my loved ones I can finally say, “I’m here, I’m doing this”.

Trying something new is always so scary and you always contemplate the failures, but what better time than now to JUMP into your dreams and FLY! I wasn’t completely sure what I wanted this blog to be about because of how many interests I have, so what better way to channel all of my interests than to feature all of these things into one blog.. a diary of my journey and perspective on life.

Thank you so much for reading & stay tuned!

XOXO,

Jolene

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