My idea for this blog was to have lots of different voices and ideas from lots of different people in different areas of skating. Kate Spencer has written some awesome blog posts for us and Mercedes Carrascosa has also given us her input about her first Oceanias (find them here). If you have something you would like to share with us, feel free to contact me on Facebook.

Today, Anna Harris (2014 senior solo dance representative at Worlds) brings us her energy ball recipe! I love these. They’re the perfect post or pre training snack. Their high sugar and high protein content will keep you feeling satisfied and full of energy for your trainings as well as being a good recovery food post training. I’m so excited to share these with you!

Good as a chewy, nutty snack for a burst of energy before/during skating. Highly nutritious and healthy.

The main ingredients are dates, the rest are optional.


Dates – a couple of handfuls
Dried figs – a couple of handfuls
If you have any also add other dried fruit: A few dried apricots and a handful of raisins
1/3 cup of cacao powder (recipe says ½ but with the cacao nibs and chocolate coating there would be plenty in these)
1/3 cup coconut
¼ cup cocao nibs (delicious nutrient rich chocolate taste without sugar)
¼ cup chia seeds
About ¼ cup sunflower seeds

If you have any can add ¼ cup LSA – ground linseed sunflower and almond
Can add any of: walnuts, cashew pieces pistachio nuts


  1.  Combine all ingredients and mix in food processor. The mixture should be sticky enough to roll into balls. Otherwise add a Tblsp of water or fruit juice to mixture, then roll.
  2.  They are ready to eat!

Variation: roll the formed balls in melted dark chocolate. Then leave on tray in fridge until chocolate sets.