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Chocolate Tart Cherry Seed Balls – Run Quick. Eat Sluggish.

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We recommend making a double batch and stashing them in your freezer to seize anytime you are feeling an power droop. They assist us get out the door sooner for early runs and are tremendous easy-to-digest (nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free).   

Chocolate Tart Cherry Seed Balls 

Excerpt from Rise & Run: Recipes, Rituals, and Runs to Gas Your Day

Makes 16 power balls

Introducing nut-free power bites which can be candy, salty, and tart to please all of your discerning style buds. They’re low-glycemic and filled with a heart-healthy trifecta of energizing seeds, together with pumpkin, sunflower, and our favourite powerhouse, hemp seeds.

Seeds are excessive in protein, wholesome fat, and important minerals, and are proven to assist steadiness hormones and enhance your temper. These courageous balls are packable and able to be a part of you in your subsequent endurance journey—whether or not that’s a day on the workplace or a mountain path run.


  • ¾ cup uncooked pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup uncooked sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup uncooked hemp hearts (hulled hemp seeds)
  • ½ cup Deglet Noor dates, pitted
  • ¼ cup unsweetened dried tart cherries*
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon superb sea salt

*We just like the tartness of bitter cherries as a contrasting taste to the candy dates, however in case you can’t discover tart cherries, substitute dried cranberries.

  1. In a meals processor or high-speed blender, mix the pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and hemp hearts. Pulse a few occasions to interrupt up the seeds. Add the dates, cherries, chocolate chips, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and salt. Pulse or mix on excessive, stopping as wanted to scrape beneath the blade, till the combination is rollable and doughlike (it will likely be barely oily, however will agency up as soon as chilled). 
  2. Use your arms to roll the combination into bite-size balls. Place in a glass storage container. Chill within the fridge for half-hour previous to consuming. Retailer leftovers within the fridge for as much as 1 month.

Shalane and Elyse having fun with Chocolate Tart Cherry Seeds Balls earlier than heading out for a run at Inexperienced Lakes in Bend, Oregon. 

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Pictures by: Tiffany Renshaw & Erin Scott.



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