Breakfast Balls – The Real Up ‘N’ Go!

These little breakfast balls of goodness are perfect for grabbing on the go when you need to eat and run in the morning, or have as a snack. Big kids and little kids will love them.

I made these Breakfast Balls in ode to every time I saw someone sucking on one of those horrible Tetra Pak Up ‘N’ Go Breakfast Drinks. It makes me want to cry. If only they knew they were drinking pasteurised, messed about with dead milk along with artificial flavours and colours, and loaded with sugars I’m sure they wouldn’t consume them.So here is the real deal: These Breakfast Balls – The Real Up ‘N’ Go are packed with chia seeds for good digestion and detoxification, yacon syrup – a sugar that is actually good for you, dates, nuts and almond flour, loaded with protein, calcium, alkalising minerals, fibre, iron, vitamins and good fats, and with the added zing of orange zest. Makes approximately 16 balls.


  • 2T chia seeds
  • 2T hemp seeds
  • Juice of half a freshly squeezed orange
  • Zest of orange (make sure it is organic)
  • 1C raw almond flour
  • 1/2t cinnamon
  • 1/2C shredded coconut
  • 1/2C dessicated coconut (for rolling in)
  • 2T melted coconut oil
  • 1/2C almonds chopped
  • 1/4C yacon syrup (or other sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/4C date paste (make by blending 4 dates with 4T water)
  • 1/4C raisins – chopped
  • 1/4C cranberries – chopped
  • 1/2C medjool dates – chopped
  • Pinch himalayan sea salt



Whisk chia with the orange juice and zest and set aside. Mix rest of ingredients in a bowl (except for ingredients for rolling the balls in) and mix thoroughly. Add the chia and orange mix and mix again. its a good idea to work the mixture with your hands to get a nice consistency, ready for rolling. Roll into ball shapes using your hand and then roll in dessicated coconut. Pop in freezer or fridge and allow to set before eating. Alternatively you can dehydrate at 105°F for 8-10 hours for a crisper finish. Enjoy :-)


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