These Dairy-Free Energy Balls Are the Perfect Pre-Workout Snack

Want to fuel up like an athlete? This energy ball recipe was created by tennis legend Martina Navratilova. "I make these from a mixture of figs, nuts, sesame seeds, and oatmeal—uncooked and organic," says Navratilova. "They keep me going at matches, where sometimes you still find players drinking sodas, of all things, and I snack on them before and during a workout." And these little bursts of healthy energy aren't just for pro athletes. They're easy to make and can give an energy boost to anyone who has a hectic schedule (sports legend or otherwise). Navratilova says you can use any nut you like, whether it's almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pecans, or pine nuts. Watch this video to learn how to make Martina's energy balls for yourself.

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Begin by bringing honey and soy milk to a boil over high heat in a medium saucepan. Boil it for one minute before setting aside. Then in a food processor, pulse oats, sesame seeds, nuts, and figs until they're finely ground. Add this dry mix to the honey mixture, and stir them together in the saucepan. Once all the ingredients are combined, get your hands wet and roll one tablespoon of the dough into balls. Finally, roll them in coconut, and you're done. Game, set, match!

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