This energy balls recipe is so addicting! These healthy, creamy and fruity little bites are so delicious they taste more like dessert than health food!
This energy balls recipe is a great pick me up!
I’m pretty much an exercise fanatic, but only if it involves group fitness. I need the accountability of a group class to get me motivated. Working out on my own is boring, quiet, short (I tend to quit early) and lonely. I like working out with others….even if my instructors are mean.
Mean instructors….they teach the classes that you love to hate or is it hate to love? Anyway, I have one particular instructor that will make or break you. She yells at you, like really yells at you. She is like a drill sergeant; she will call you out and point out all your flaws and then call you a cheater. I know, sounds awful right? It sort of is but on the flip side her bad attitude makes you work so much harder than any other instructor. You do NOT want to be the one she’s calls lazy.
This energy balls recipe is exactly what I need to keep me going.
The best way for me to make it through one of her painful, tortuous classes is to load up on a few of these energy balls. Energy balls can be flavored in a gazillion different ways. I made Cherry Pie Energy Bites last year and fell in love. This recipe is based on those bites, but this version is paleo, gluten-free and grain free. I used a coconut almond butter as the base along with cashews and dried pineapple, but almost any nut butter (may have to try this chocolate espresso hazelnut butter), nut or dried fruit would do! I rolled these little guys in shredded coconut for the full pina colada effect. I like to keep these refrigerated to keep them on the firmer side. And also to hide them from me; if I left these energy balls on the counter I’d eat them in seconds!
- 3/4 cup ground cashews
- 1 cup coconut almond butter
- 1/2 cup flax seeds
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 3/4 finely chopped dried pineapple
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients up to the coconut. Scoop batter with a spoon and roll into 1 inch balls. Place coconut in a bowl and coat each ball with the coconut. Store balls in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g