Pecan, date and coffee balls

These pecan, date and coffee balls are a good source of fibre and quality fats to give you a perfect boost as a pre- or post-workout snack and are also super easy to make.

Makes:  Approx. 8 balls
Ingredients: 7
Serving size: 27 g
Total calories: 104
Carbohydrates: 16.11 g
Fat: 4.81 g
Protein: 1.16 g
Fibre: 2.2 g


  • 6 fresh Medjool dates (not dried)
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 2 teaspoons almond meal
  • 1/3 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground coffee
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut, for coating


  1. Remove pits from dates, then place them along with the pecans, almond meal and vanilla extract in a small blender.
  2. Process until the nuts are very finely chopped and the mixture starts to clump together.
  3. Add chia seeds and ground coffee and pulse a few more times until everything is well mixed.
  4. With moist hands, roll rounded teaspoon sized portions of the mixture into balls. Roll each ball in the coconut, lightly coating them.
  5. These balls can be stored in a plastic sealed container (if they last that long!)
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