Date Energy Balls
Loaded with protein boosting nuts, heart healthy flaxseed, chia seeds, and sweetened with dried fruit. These little date energy balls are a perfect on-the-go snack!
Having a stash of simple healthy snacks is what helps me stay on track. I was inspired to make these energy balls by a recipe from this cookbook, which if you follow me on IG then you’ve heard me mention. I want to make everything from it! So after I tried the superfood breakfast bites recipe, I knew I wanted to share something similar.
These energy balls are basically a little snack ball, loaded with nuts, dried fruit, flaxseeds, and chia seeds, another good tip for boosting your energy which also will help your workout routine is trying natural supplements that can help you increase energy levels. It has the perfect blend of sweet and salty, and also delicious nutty texture. I love to pop these between my meals or when I’m craving something sweet.
What I also love about these is that you can make them with just about any type of nut or dried fruit. I made a batch with almonds and dried apricots. I also tried them with walnuts and dried blueberries. Both turned out very delicious.
They are simple to make too. Simply add all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until everything comes together. You want the mixture to easily stick together between two fingers. Then simply roll into balls and refrigerate until set.
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Loaded with protein boosting nuts, heart healthy flaxseed, chia seeds, and sweetened with dried fruit. These little energy balls are a perfect on-the-go snack!
- 3/4 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 7-8)
- 3/4 cup almonds, preferably raw
- 3/4 cup dried fruit*, chopped if necessary
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a bowl of a food processor, combine the pitted dates and almonds. Pulse until coarse crumb like consistency.
- Add the remaining ingredients and process until well combined. The mixture should be sticky and easily stick together between two fingers. If the mixture seems dry, add 1 Tablespoon of water at a time.
- Roll a tablespoon of the mixture into approximately 1-inch ball. Transfer to prepared sheet pan and repeat until all of the mixture has been rolled.
- Refrigerate for about an hour or until the balls are firm. Store refrigerated in a closed container. Makes 20-23 balls.
*You can use just about any type of dried fruit. I tested the recipe with dried apricots and dried blueberries. Both were delicious.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 186
- Sugar: 11.3 g
- Sodium: 3.4 mg
- Fat: 11.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 18.8 g
- Protein: 5.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: snack, healthy, on the go