Watercress power balls

22 December 2017 by
First published: 26 January 2018

Watercress power balls

These watercress power balls are a great pre-workout snack – they’re a light bite that will give you the extra edge before training, or boost energy levels post workout. So, next time you’re in the supermarket, pick up a few bags of watercress and save pounds on artificial supplements.

Preparation: 20 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6)

20g watercress

30g pumpkin seeds

40g Medjool dates

25g whole hazelnuts

10g puffed brown rice

Pinch of ground turmeric

Pinch of cinnamon

Pinch of Himalayan pink salt

1tsp cacao powder

1tsp vanilla extract

1tsp Manuka honey

5g chia seeds

Juice of ½ an orange


Pick the watercress leaves off the stalks and finely chop.

Place the pumpkin seeds in a food processor and blend until chopped to a crumb-like consistency. Reserve half of the pumpkin seeds on a plate and add the rest back to the blender.

Add all other ingredients to the blender. Blend on full power until everything is thoroughly combined and the mixture has come together, which may take a few minutes.

Divide into 12 balls and roll in the ground pumpkin seeds to coat.

The balls can be kept for 3-5 days in a refrigerated airtight container.

For more watercress packed recipes, visit watercress.co.uk.

Want more? Check out our recipe for a morning energy smoothie or these cinnamon and carrot energy bars.

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