Shalini Ekanayake is a current Master of Human Nutrition student at Deakin University with hopes of becoming a registered clinical nutritionist upon completion. She has a strong passion for cooking and loves trying her hand at various cuisines and experimenting with all sorts of ingredients! Of all the types of cuisines, her favourites are Italian and of course Sri Lankan cuisine (her family’s culture).

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Peanut butter energy balls

Looking for a quick, tasty snack that involves zero cooking? Try Shalini’s energy balls. They’re perfect for when you’re craving a sweet snack and ridiculously easy to make.


  • 15 de seeded medjool dates
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  1. Place rolled oats in a food processor and process on high for about a minute until you’ve formed an oat flour.
  2. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and process for another 1 to 2 minutes until your dough is formed. It should look and feel like cookie dough.
  3. Using a 1 tablespoon scooper, scoop out dough and then roll between your palms to form your balls.
  4. Place on a dish lined with baking paper.
  5. For best results, refrigerate the balls.
  6. Enjoy!

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