Sea Buckthorn Berry Cashew Power Balls Recipe

Simple and easy, these power balls are a salty and sweet snack that can energize your day.

| July/August 2019


Try this easy, no-bake recipe for a protein-packed, vitamin-rich snack after school or work, or to take along while hiking. Yield: 12 to 15 snacks.


  • 1 cup pitted dates or packaged pureed dates
  • 1 cup unsalted, roasted or raw cashews
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons sea buckthorn berry juice
  • 1 tablespoon crushed dried sea buckthorn berries


  1. If the dates aren’t already pureed, pulse them in a food processor until they’re smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and process until blended.
  3. Using your hands, roll the mixture into 1- to 2-inch balls.
  4. They can be enjoyed right away, or stored in the refrigerator or freezer until needed.

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Sheryl Normandeau is a Master Gardener and writer from Calgary, Alberta. She grows mostly vegetables, but also plants perennial flowers, and always has a few projects in the works. Read more about her pursuits at Flowery Prose.



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