Walnut + Fig Balls

 

Ok.  So for the past few posts I’ve raved on about how I like to stay as healthy as possible when I travel. 

 

So today, I’m finally sharing with you the recipe for the snack balls I’m taking with me on the plane.

 

I like to make them in advance and keep them in the freezer, pulling them out when I’m ready to take off.

 

I personally (based on past experience) make mine full of good fats, to help fill me up and satisfy my taste buds, and I also try not to make them too sweet, as I find this can then set up sweet cravings for the rest of the plane trip – trust me – this is something you don’t want when trapped on a plane surrounded by crappy food choices!

 

PS….most snack ball recipes, like this, are made with medjool dates, however I love the swap to dried figs in this recipe, as they’re already a little lower in sugar to begin with!

 

 

 

 

Fig + Walnut Balls

Makes approx 12 balls

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2 cups coconut flakes | ½ cup walnuts | 2 tbsp coconut oil | 1 tbsp raw honey | 6 dried organic figs | Pinch of salt | Pinch of cinnamon

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Blitz all ingredients together in your food processor until it all comes together in one big sticky ball.  Taste for sweetness (I personally find the figs and just 1 tbsp of honey to  be sweet enough).  Roll spoonful’s of the mixture into balls and place into an air-tight container and leave in your fridge to firm up.

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These can be stored in your freezer - simply pull one out when ready to eat, they defrost in no time.

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