Energy bars/energy balls are so grossly underestimated, and I can not understand why.
They are so quick and easy to prepare, they make a great mid-day snack, and depending on what you decide to use as ingredients, you can make them full of proteins, healthy fats, and carbs.
No-Bake Vegan Energy Balls
Yield 14 balls
Depending on what you decide to use as ingredients, you can make energy balls full of proteins, healthy fats, and carbs.
- 1 cup Medjool Dates, pitted
- 1 cup Rolled Oats
- 1/2 cup Quick Oats
- 1/4 cup Almonds
- 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Seeds
- 2 tablespoons Watermelon Seeds
- 2 tablespoons Sunflower Seeds
- 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
- 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons Shredded Coconut
- Add the almonds, pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds, sunflower seeds to a food processor and process it until coarse (not fine/powdery). Set aside in a bowl.[In case your food processor decides to call it a day, you can simply use a mortar and pestle to crush the seeds]
- Next, add the pitted dates to the food processor along with rolled oats, quick oats, cinnamon, peanut butter, and shredded coconut.
- Process them until the ingredients combine together to form a dough.
- Reserve 3 tablespoons of the coarse/crushed almond mixture, and transfer the rest back into the food processor. Process for about 15-20 seconds to mix well. By now the dough must be quite sticky and gooey.
- Take a scoop of the dough and roll it into a ball. Dip the ball into the almond mixture gently roll to coat.
- Repeat the same for the remaining dough. By the end, you'll have prepared around 12-15 energy balls.
Serving Size 1 energy ball
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Sodium 9.6 mg
Total Carbohydrates 17.6 g
Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
Sugars 6.4 g
Protein 4.7 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.