An excellent training snack, or an addition to your child’s lunch box, these energy balls are a great addition to your daily diet. Energy balls are fun to make, because pretty much, anything goes. You can add whatever nutrients you want and it is likely to work as long as you have something that will stick them together. I like to use dates for this.
I made 2 different energy balls today. One that used the food processor and one that didn’t. One using vegetables and dates, and one with fruit and nut butter. Let me know which one you like more! And don’t forget about these energy balls I posted 2 years ago: https://www.lutzofgreens.com/2017/08/06/no-bake-energy-balls/
Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Balls
- 1 cup dry oats (I like 1/2 old fashioned oatmeal and 1/2 quick cooking)
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (Or Agave Nectar, or Date Honey)
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
In a bowl, add all of the ingredients and stir to combine well. The mixture should be sticky. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more. Use a spoon to scoop about a tablespoon of the cookie ball mixture into your hand and roll into a balls. You should make between 12-14 balls with this mixture. You can than put the balls back into the fridge and let them set. They will keep in the fridge for a few weeks.
Carrot Cake Energy Balls
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 cups pitted dates
- 3/4 finely grated carrot (About one medium carrot)
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
Put the oats into the food processor and pulse them a few times. Start slowly adding ingredients, starting with the dates, and mix it in the food processor until it creates a thick sticky texture. Cleary take mixture out of the food processor and into a bowl and begin rolling your balls together. You can will get about 20 balls out of this mixture and it will stay in the fridge for a few weeks.