Superfood Homemade Energy Balls – Vegan & Gluten Free
Energy energy energy. This is an aspect of life we all strive after and yet so many people will admit they never have enough! But the truth is, so much of our fuel *should* come from out nutrition… and it doesn’t, but all that changes with these homemade energy balls! These little no bake balls (like my favorite fruit and nut bar) are vegan, gluten free, easy to make and full of nutritionally sound energy!
The most common complaint I hear in my coaching business is a lack of energy. Everyone, kids and adults alike, is tired.
And while I wish there was a magic quick fix I could give you all… there isn’t (though these homemade energy balls come close!). The truth is, energy comes from adequate rest ad stellar nutrition.
Your body is made to reset and thrive on a day to day basis. But it can only accomplish its job if you provide it with the proper building blocks to do so.
So many of our go-to snacks are sugar based and filled with empty calories that your body doesn’t really have much to work with.
But these homemade energy balls are different!
Since baby bear goes through an alarming amount of snacks (she is a chronic foodie!), I like to try and cram as many healthy ingredients into her snacks as possible. Seriously, as many as possible.
So each time I make her homemade energy balls I cram a zillion superfoods into them and see how they turn out. There’s been some not so delicious tasting batched and she still eats them!
These little beauties though taste good and are beyond full of healthy nutrients.
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know it’s no secret that I thrive off of everything no bake related! NOT cooking makes my life much easier 😉
These homemade energy balls come with all the basics: dates, syrup, coconut and oats. But they also have some insanely amazing quality superfoods.
Collagen is all the rage right now and for good reason! While it’s promoted mainly for the basic hair, skin, nails it’s actually the main health benefit of bone broth (one of my three favorite foods for kids!),
I personally like collagen because helps boost your gut health which transfers to the rest of your body. It’s also been shown to help with joint pain which is interesting and since having added it to my smoothies and balls for a while I find it helps keep you full.
While I adore getting it from it’s source (broth), it doesn’t always work that way and having a quality supplement on hand is nice.
Another amazing superfood in these homemade energy balls is cacao powder! While I’ll spare you the long spiel on why this powder is my all time favorite- it is.
Cacao powder has more calcium than cows milk. It’s full of antioxidants and magnesium and honest to god it’s one of the most used ingredients in my house. You can check out more benefits of cacao powder in this blog post but the biggest one of all Is that is makes everything CHOCOLATE. So really, #winning
The last superfood in these awesome snacks is chlorella powder. This green powder is potent and helps with hormone balancing via promoting detoxification. I love it because you don’t need a lot to get a big bang for your buck.
So really, these little balls not only help you boost energy but they’re insanely healthy too! And on a side note, they’re vegan, gluten free and tasty. So they’re all around awesome 😛 Make a big batch and keep them in your freezer so you can pop them in your mouth when you need a health hit.
Boosting your health doesn’t have to be hard. Healthy recipes can be quick, simple and tasty.
Ingredients In The Homemade Energy Balls
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 1.25 tablespoons collagen
- 1/2 teaspoon chlorella powder
- 1 teaspoon nunaturals chocolate stevia
- 3 tablespoons Old Fashioned Oats
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 2 tablespoons Hemp Hearts
Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
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How To Make Superfood Balls
Soak the dates in warm water to make them easier to blend.
In a powerful blender, blend the dates and syrup until a paste forms.
Place the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
Add in the date paste and (using your muscles!) mix until combines.
Roll some coconut oil onto your hands (to prevent sticking) and line a tray with parchment paper.
Using your hands, roll the mixture into balls (about 12-14)
Place the balls on the parchment paper and place into the freezer for thirty minutes.
When ready to eat, you can grab them right out of the freezer or let them thaw for a first minutes first.
Makes 12-14 balls.
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Superfood Homemade Energy Balls
Homemade energy balls are a great way to boost your nutrient intake while kicking your energy up a notch. Loaded with superfoods this healthy, no bake snack is gluten free, vegan and perfect for both kids and adults!