THE BEST RECIPES FOR DELICIOUS AND ADDICTIVE ENERGY BALLS
Almost all of us need some energy boost during the day or in the morning to feel refreshed and energized. It’s very important for our productiveness and hard work. Sometimes we satisfy this need with a cup of coffee or an energetic drink rich in calories and sugar. But more often, we actually need something very nutritious and healthy. If you appear in such situations quite often and seek for advice, these energy ball recipes are here to help you.
They will make you strong and will help you to struggle against all the problems you face during the day. At the same time, they are super quick to make. In most cases, you just need to combine the ingredients in a food processor, freeze the mixture and make the balls from it. You don’t even need to bake them. Get the recipes of these bites with fresh fruits, berries, chocolate, and not only.
CRANBERRY AND ORANGE ENERGY BALLS
Imagine mixing together juice-sweetened dried cranberries, orange zest, peanut butter (or another type of nut or seed butter), and chocolate. Yes, you will get a fantastic result. Add also some dates, almonds, protein powder, salt, coconut oil, walnuts, and vanilla extract to make them much more powerful. I guess it is the easiest way to get one of the healthiest snacks ever.
Just mix together all of the ingredients. Make the energy balls and freeze them in the refrigerator.
CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE BALLS
Vegans will like this recipe for sure. It is made from chocolate ganache and cocoa powder. Some maple syrup, salt, and espresso powder will make the bites more delicious and flavorful. The ingredients that you need to make this fabulous snack are dark chocolate bars, coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, espresso powder, and sea salt. Also, there is one optional ingredient – a little bit of whisky or Liquor, but you can skip it if you don’t have at your kitchen. And you will need some cocoa powder to coat the balls in the end.
So, what you need to do at the beginning is melting the dark chocolate. Place the pieces into a mixing bowl. Then in another bowl, heat the coconut milk until it becomes simmer. But don’t let it boil.
Then add the coconut milk to the chocolate bars and let it for some minutes. Then stir the mixture until all the chocolate is melted and incorporated with coconut milk. Add espresso powder, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and liquor or whisky. Mix together all the ingredients and put the mixture in the refrigerator for chilling. Let it there for 2 to 3 hours. When you are sure that it is completely chill, sticky, and firm, take out from the fridge and roll the balls. Then, roll the balls in cocoa powder for coating.
That’s all, your energy balls are ready, serve them, or store in the refrigerator.
BLUEBERRY MUFFIN ENERGY BALLS
These blueberry muffin energy balls are a perfect start for your day. They are light and easy to make. The ingredient list contains some dried blueberries, coconut oil, coconut flour, fruit sweetener, blanched almond flour, some vanilla extract, and also milk, but this one is optional.
The preparation process is almost the same as in the case of the previous energy balls. You need a food processor where you should combine all the ingredients and blend together to get a sticky mixture. If you think that your mixture is very thick, then milk comes to help you. Add some milk and continue blending.
Place the mixture in a mixing bowl and start rolling the balls. Put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and serve.
PEANUT BUTTER MOCHA BALLS
Who does not love peanut butter?
Here is a fascinating recipe for peanut butter lovers. It can be a perfect snack to pack for hike or picnics. It’s more than delicious; you cannot end up just by eating one ball.
The ingredient list includes peanut butter, quick oats (you had better choose gluten-free oats), cocoa powder and espresso powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, flax meal, and unsweetened almond milk. Milk is optional, and you can add it if you get too thick mixture after blending.
What you need to prepare this snack is to combine the first three ingredients in a mixing bowl. These three are vanilla extract, maple syrup, and peanut butter. Stir together and then add the remaining ingredients. Continue the stirring process until you get a dough.
Then scoop the dough into small pieces and roll the balls from those pieces. Now you can serve these precious and mouth-watering energy balls. If you want to keep it for later use, store them in an airtight container. And keep in the refrigerator for up to a week, or keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
ENERGY BALLS WITH PUMPKIN AND CINNAMON
Meet the most powerful energy balls ever. These power balls will fill your day with energy and positivity. You will feel so active and full of energy that can go through the hard day and don’t feel tired at the end of the day.
The recipe requires a cup of raisins, a cup of walnuts, 5 to 6 tablespoons of coconut flour, 0.5 cups of pumpkin puree, some salt, and cinnamon for rolling the balls, and a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.
Start with blending the raisins in the food processor. Then add walnuts and pumpkin puree and continue blending. Finally, stir in coconut flour, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Continue blending the mixture until you get a dough-like mixture. If you think the mixture isn’t thick enough, add some more coconut flour and mix.
Place the mixture in a mixing bowl and start forming small balls from it. Continue rolling into the cinnamon to coat the balls with this ingredient. Serve the balls or store them in the refrigerator for later use. You can keep the balls also in the freezer if you want to store them for a long time.
POWER BALLS WITH LEMON AND POPPY SEEDS
Finally, it’s time to introduce to you these bright and cute yellow bites. They are really fascinating and tasty. Give it a try, and it will immediately become one of your most favorite snacks. Let’s see what ingredients the recipe for this energy balls requires.
So, you need vanilla protein powder, rolled oats (you can choose gluten-free oats), lemon juice, water, lemon zest, and poppy seeds. Some Truvia would be great to give your balls a natural sweetness.
And here is the preparation process. In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 scoops of vanilla protein powder, 0.5 cups of rolled oats, a tablespoon of poppy seeds, and half a tablespoon of Truvia and some lemon zest. In the end, add freshly squeezed lemon juice and water (6 tablespoons of each of them). Then mix together all the ingredients until they are well incorporated.
And then comes a similar process which we do in the case of the all balls. Roll the balls and serve your guest. If you want to keep for later eating, just seal them and keep in the refrigerator.
APPLE AND ALMOND ENERGY BITES
These energy balls are not only delicious and addictive, but they are also very healthy, and they don’t contain sugar except the sugar in the apple. They aren’t so sweet, but if you are a sweet-lover, you can always add some more maple syrup to make the balls delicious for you.
These energy balls can be a part of a healthy breakfast, but they work for any part of the day. They can be a fascinating snack to have a break during the worktime. Or they can be a wonderful ending of a hard and energy-consuming working day.
The ingredients that you need for this super quick recipe include 2 cups of gluten-free rolled or old-fashioned oats, an apple, a cup of almond butter, and some seasonings to make it more flavorful. The seasonings are hemp hearts, chia seeds, and cinnamon. And of course, you can add some maple syrup if you want to make them sweet.
Let’s pass to the preparation process, which is super quick and does not require too much effort from you. The food processor will do almost everything instead of you. Just combine all the ingredients in it and start blending. If you think that the mixture you get in the end is not thick enough, just add some more oats and continue the blending process. When your mixture is ready, taste a little bit and be sure that the sweetness appeals to you. If it is not so sweet for you, add some maple syrup.
Then continue the preparation process making small energy balls from the mixture. Divide the mixture into small pieces with the help of a scoop and roll the pieces into balls. Put the prepared ball in the refrigerator and let it chill for half an hour. Then take out from the fridge and serve the balls.
I am so excited that I could share with you these fascinating recipes of energy balls. I hope they will fill your hard-working days with energy and make you feel active. They are super quick to prepare and don’t require too many ingredients. This is why they are perfect snack ideas. I hope you enjoy them.