In case you didn’t catch it, I recently started anotherblog – this one about swimming, running, triathlon training, and racing.
Notice that I did not specifically call out biking. It’s because I am terrible at biking.
Anyhow, go visit. I even posted a yummy recipe recently: a recipe for peanut butter cookie dough energy balls, to address the age-old question of “what do I eat before I train if I have to start training before 5 am?”
Today, I’m sharing another answer to this question with you: brownie batter energy balls.
Of course, you can eat these anytime, and there’s no requirement that you go swim/bike/run after. You are, however, required to use good cocoa powder, such as Scharffen Berger.
The cocoa powder is far too prominent to use an inferior product, since the main ingredients are simple and won’t cover up acidic cocoa powder.
Dates and Cashews. Good flavor enhancers, but not enough to carry bad cocoa powder. So get out your best cocoa powder, and get to work.
Brownie Batter Energy Balls
1 pound pitted dates
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup chopped roasted cashews
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Run dates through a food processor until a paste forms, add other ingredients and run food processor until all ingredients are uniformly mixed. Form into ½ inch diameter balls, chill on a flat plate or baking sheet until solidified, then pack in an airtight container for future consumption.
Assuming you don’t eat them all at once, you know.