Date & Chia Seed Energy Balls (Recipe)
Poor nutrition intake by seniors can contribute to functional decline, increased falls, muscle loss, weakened bones and an overall reduced quality of life. As family caregivers we not only need to be aware of what our loved ones are eating during meals, but being aware of what kind of snacks they are eating is equally important.
Date & Chia Seed Energy Balls are not only fibre rich, packed with nutrients and tasty, they are easy to make. Encouraging seniors to participate in making meals and snacks gets them mobile, exercises their motor skills and can help improve their confidence. Make an event of it, make them together and have some fun spending time with the one you love.
8 oz dates (soaked in hot water for 15 mins)
2 oz chia Seeds
2 oz raw almonds
3 tablespoons cocoa
pinch of salt optional
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut flakes (optional)
almonds sliced, chopped or ground
Crush almonds using a food processor
Add dates, chia seed, cocoa and optional salt into the food processor and blend until completely mixed.
Use a small, coconut oiled cookie scoop to portion out the dough, or use well oiled hands (coconut oil).
Roll balls in your favorite coating - cocoa, almonds or coconut
Serve and enjoy.
Did you know that Lions Gate Home Care offers food prep as part of our Personal Support Services?
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