Energy balls recipe

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  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

makes:

12

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

15 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 106 kCal 5%
Fat 6g 9%
  -  Saturates 2g 10%

Energy balls are perfect if you are in need of a healthy snack that can easily fit in your bag! They are just 106 calories and taste deliciously indulgent...

Energy balls are the perfect healthy, energy-boosting on the go snack. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate flavours in our recipe makes these feel like an indulgent snack, but they are actually filled with good-for-you fats and natural, unrefined ingredients. You can make a big batch of these and store them in the freezer, so they are ready to grab whenever you need a little pick me up, or when feel like the biscuit tin is calling your name. These energy balls are gluten-free, dairy-free, and if you swap the honey for maple syrup or agave, they are also suitable for vegans. You can cover your balls in any coating you like – we chose coconut, matcha powder, and freeze dried raspberries to add a burst of colour, but finely chopped nuts or other health-boosting superfood powders would also work well. Be careful if using matcha powder to coat your energy balls – it is very strong so should be used sparingly! You can buy energy balls in shops, but making your own is so easy, much cheaper – and you know exactly what has gone into them.

Ingredients

  • 40g gluten-free oats
  • 30g vanilla protein
  • 25g cacao
  • 100g natural peanut butter
  • 2tbsp coconut oil
  • 2tbsp honey
  • 1tbsp chia or flax seeds
  • To coat
  • Dessicated coconut
  • Freeze dried raspberries
  • Matcha powder

Method

  • Blend all ingredients, apart from the coatings,  in a food processor until a dough like consistency forms

  • Take 1tbsp portions of the mix and roll into balls using your hands.

  • Roll in coatings. Store in the fridge or freezer, or eat immediately.

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