There are a million energy ball recipes out there. I’ve probably tried more than half of them and some are delicious and some are not
so delicious. As my approach to health has changed over the years, what I need and want out of an energy bite has too. Since I am not training for a race right now (i.e. running a zillion miles a week) and not trying to lose weight, I am looking for an energy bite thats made from whole foods, low in sugar, higher in good fats and of course delicious.
I remember a few years ago when I made “protein bites” that were made of honey, oatmeal, dried fruit, mini chocolate chips and almond butter. They were delicious deserts that had not nearly enough protein in them to be called a “protein bite” but we learn and we grow.
Here is my recent go-to energy bite recipe. It’s so adaptable so feel free to switch out an ingredient or two or add things that you love.
I’ve been including these in my weekly meal prep and stashing most of them in the freezer. They take a few minutes to thaw out enough for me to bite right into them and are a perfect addition to your lunchbox.
- 2 or 3 Scoops of your favorite protein powder (about 4 Tbs). I've been using plant-based protein and have also made this recipe with whey)
- 2 Tbs Cashews, almonds (or your favorite nut/seed)
- 2 Tbs Almond butter (or your favorite nut butter)
- 1 Tbs MCT oil (or coconut oil)
- 1 Tbs Ground flaxseed
- 1 Tbs Chia seeds
- 1 Tsp cinnamon (leave out if you don't like)
- ⅓ Cup unsweetened almond milk (add a little bit at a time until you get right consistency)
- Place all dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse until completely mixed
- Next add nut butter, MCT oil until completely mixed
- Next add almond milk slowly until the consistency is right. If your mixture is too wet, slowly add more protein powder.
- Lastly add any additional toppings if desired. A few fun options are:
- Rolling balls in unsweetened coconut flakes
- Dried fruit
- Dairy free mini chocolate chips
- Cacao nibs
- Cacao powder
Hope you enjoy!