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Ran out of ideas of activities to do at home? Making energy balls is a fun activity you can do with your family or partner. This orange peach energy balls recipe is meant to bring you a good dose of vitamin C to boost your immune system while stabilizing your blood sugar levels with plant-based protein. I hope you’ll feel energized by the superfoods but also gratified from the tender moments while you make them!

Makes about fifteen balls

Store in the fridge or freezer

Photos by Odile JP


1 wheel of Evive’s Orange Peach smoothie
– 1 cup of pitted dates (preferably Medjool or other)
– 1 ¾ cup of walnuts
– ¾ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
– ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
– ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
– ¼ cup of oat flakes
– ¼ cup of raisins
– ¼ cup of grated coconut
– Optional: a little more grated coconut and oat flakes to roll the balls in


  1. Pop the Evive cubes and place in a bowl so that they melt (around thirty minutes, at room temperature).
  2. If you are using Medjool dates, pit them and transfer them to a food processor. If you use another type of date (firmer/drier kind), soak them for about thirty minutes in freshly boiled water, then strain (note: you can reserve the infused water to add to a smoothie or to sweeten a tea).
  3. In a food processor, mix the dates and the softened smoothie cubes for around 30 seconds until a more or less homogeneous dough is obtained (if necessary, scrape the edges of the food processor with a spatula). Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Still in the food processor, put the walnuts, spices (cinnamon and ginger) and salt and pulverize about 5-10 pulses, until you get a kind of dry semolina. Don’t mix too much, you don’t want to end up with nut butter here.
  5. Add the date paste/smoothie to the food processor and pulverize 3-5 pulses without overmixing. You want a sticky dough, a bit like cookie dough.
  6. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the grated coconut, raisins and oatmeal.
  7. Using a small ice cream scoop (or a tablespoon) and your hands, form balls. Depending on the size of your spoon, form 15 (the equivalent of 2 tablespoons per scoop) to 30 balls (the equivalent of 1 tablespoon per scoop).
  8. Roll the balls well between your hands, then place them on a plate. If you’d like, you can roll them in grated coconut or oatmeal.
  9. Refrigerate the balls for around 30 minutes then enjoy! They can be kept in the fridge for more than a week or frozen for several weeks.