I find that having a quick snack about 30-60 minutes before a yoga class helps to boost my energy levels for a great class. Yogi Date Balls are one of my favorite snacks because they are easy to make ahead of time, store in the freezer, and then grab as I’m running out the door. They are naturally sweetened with dates and are packed with protein and fiber to give you fuel throughout your practice. The best part is that you can make them in less than ten minutes with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! Yogi Date Balls are raw so there is no baking required, and the nutrients in the ingredients will stay intact.
Place dates and warm water in a food processor and process until smooth. Scoop the creamed dates into a bowl and fold in the remaining ingredients, with the exception of ½ cup coconut flakes. If the mixture is soggy then slowly add more oats, if the mixture is too dry slowly add warm water. Shape balls between 3 to 4 cm in diameter and roll them in the reserved ½ cup coconut. Enjoy right away or place on a baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes to set. Enjoy Yogi Date Balls straight out of the freezer for a quick pre-yoga burst of energy!