Recipe by Dancer Tamara Grimmer

The following recipe is a great snack for between training for instant energy or just as a healthy snack alternative to chips, chocolate and so on… 😉

You can add also other dried fruits such as cranberries since they’re made of dried fruits. The quantity of each ingredient depends on your taste, if you add more nuts, it will become crunchier, if you add more dates more juicy but also more sticky.


dates; fresh or dried


almonds or cashews

coconut flakes (optional)


If the dates are very dry, soak them first in water, hot water works faster 😉 If you use sh dates though, you can skip this step!

Cut the figs in smaller pieces pint the dates and fill everything into your food processor. Mix it until it becomes a sticky mass. Now you take it out and form it to balls with your hands, make them small so you have more… 😉 Now you can roll them in coconut flakes, but this step is optional. If you put them into the refrigerator they get a little crunchier which is very tasty as well!

About Tamara:

I was born in Zurich, Switzerland. I started ballet at a very young age and at the age of 16 I went to St. Petersburg, Russia to graduate from Vaganova academy. After graduation I worked for 4 years at the Lithuanian national opera and ballet theatre, after that one year in Moscow at the classical ballet theatre of Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasiliov and for 6.5 years I’m at the Bucharest national opera. Since about 5 years I’m holding a summer course in Zurich for professional and non professional dancers. Since 1.5 year I’m also teaching here in Bucharest ballet and ballet inspired workouts.

Find Tamara on Social Media

Instagram: @tamaraaniko or Tamara Grimmer

Facebook: Tamara Grimmer

An easy, energy-packed snack for Audition Season

Jess Spinner

Jess is a former professional ballet dancer turned Holistic Health, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Coach for high level dancers. She founded The Whole Dancer in 2015 after identifying a greater need for balance, wellness and support in the dance world. Since The Whole Dancer was founded, Jess has worked with 100's of dancers worldwide at top companies and schools. She has been featured in or written for Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Pointe Magazine, and Dance Spirit Magazine.

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