How to make energy balls, these small energy bites prepared with natural and healthy ingredients to fill up on energy at any time of the day.
These energy balls are perfect after a workout, at breakfast or for your little hunger pangs at the end of the day. With this healthy snack, you won't crave supermarket cookies anymore !
Looking for a little healthy snack after your fitness session? Try the energy balls, these little super trendy balls loaded with energy for the body and easy to adapt according to your tastes and the ingredients in your cupboards.
These little gourmet bites called Engergy balls or also energy bites or power balls are super trendy in the healthy food! Made of natural ingredients, they are great to refuel after a workout or for those late night slumps.
These no bake energy balls are very easy to prepare, with ingredients that are super nutritious for the body and have multiple health benefits. A blend of oat flakes bound with nut butter and natural sugar.
Basic ingredients to which you can add additional ingredients to create your favorite composition, such as crunch with nuts and seeds and extra flavors with spices.
Why make the energy balls recipe
- Easy and very fast to prepare.
- Natural and healthy ingredients.
- Boost the body after a sport effort or a slump.
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Basic ingredients to make the energy balls
To prepare the energy bites recipe, here are the 3 primary ingredients that will serve as a basic for success. Then add the the following optional ingredients to customize them to your liking.
The basic ingredient in this recipe is rolled oats a source of fiber for a complete and satiating snack. You can replace the oats by another cereal, or a flour like oat flour, coconut flour or almond or hazelnut meal, or like me make a combination of both with the coconut flour.
Gluten free: Take your organic and gluten free cereals if you are intolerant or allergic.
You can also replace the oilseed butter with a healthy homemade chocolate spread.
Natural liquid sugar
To sweeten the energy balls you should use a liquid sugar preferably to help the dough bind and form the balls easily. Choose either honey or maple syrup, both of which are natural sugars and add extra flavor to this recipe.
Vegan: Use maple syrup if you are following a vegan diet.
Optional ingredients to add according to your desires, you will be able to create your favorite composition of energy balls, simply pay attention to the quantities added to succeed always to form these energy bites.
A mixture of crushed nuts like almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts to add crunch to your energy balls. Crushed preferably, put the directly in the blender or food processor with all the ingredients.
Add a small amount of seeds, such as chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds...
To make it easier for kids to eat, add cocoa powder to make chocolate energy balls, chocolate candy or homemade chocolate chips.
Dates are used to make energy balls because they are a source of energy for the body. Or dried cranberry, goji berries, coconut chips, dired raisins etc.
Perfect for flavoring your energy ball recipes like cinnamon, gingerbread mix.
And don't forget to add liquid vanilla and a pinch of fleur de sel to bring out all the flavors.
How to make the energy balls
- Blend together dates, almond butter, liquid vanilla extract and honey in a blender or in a food processor until smooth.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the blender, oatmeal, coconut flour, almond-pecan mixture and chocolate chips.
- Blend all ingredients together in the blender at speed 1 until the mixture is smooth and a little sticky. (Be careful not to reduce the ingredients too much at this stage)
- Pour the mixture into a large bowl and place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden a bit and make it easier to shape.
- Roll the mixture between your hands to form small, smooth balls or use a cookies scoop to scoop out evenly shaped piles of dough.
Option: Roll the energy balls in shredded coconut or in sesame, chia or flax seeds.
Troubles : If you have trouble binding the dough, simply add more liquid, more honey, maple syrup or a little extra almond butter and mix again.
How to store energy balls
These little bites can be stored at room temperature in a box or jar with a tight-fitting lid or in the fridge for about 1-2 weeks.
You can keep them even longer in the freezer in preservation bags.
Tips for successful energy balls
- Keep the dry and liquid ingredients in roughly equal proportions to make the mixture easy to shape.
- Refrigerate the mixture for at least 30 minutes before shaping.
- Use a cookie scoop to form balls of the same diameter.
- Spread and pack the mixture in a dish and chill before cutting with a knife to form energy bars. (Also add a layer of melted dark chocolate and spread over the entire surface)
Energy balls recipe in video
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