Cherry Powerballs

Serves 12

Packed with goodness these make a great any time snack but particularly pre or post gym

Prep time 10 minutes plus chilling time


  • 150g dried, pitted dates, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 60g chia seeds
  • 50g tahini
  • 60g cherries, pitted
  • 1-2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds for coating (optional)


  1. Place the dates and orange juice in a pan, cover and simmer gently for 3-4 minutes until softened.  Remove from the heat and stir to a paste.  Stir in the chia seeds and tahini then set aside to cool.
  2. Take a cherry and a spoonful of date mixture to wrap around the fruit rolling it into a ball.  Roll in sesame seeds if you fancy.  Repeat to make 12.  Chill for an hour or store covered, in the fridge for 2-3 days.


You can buy ready toasted sesame seeds but they are easy to toast – simply dry fry in a pan for 2-3 minutes moving them round so that they brown evenly. Tip into a pot to stop them continuing to brown once removed from the heat.