Paleo Energy Balls
These Energy Balls are a quick, easy, and healthy snack option, not to mention so stinking good. They are no bake, gluten-free, and Paleo; PLUS they are packed full of nutrients.
A perfect pick me up snack throughout the day, and great for a pre or post workout treat.
I made this recipe last minute with my 5 year old using some ingredients we already had on hand from the Paleo Banana Split we made a few days ago.
These Energy Balls turned out tasting fabulous, so I decided to share the no bake Paleo treats with you guys. What kind of friend would I be if I kept them all to myself?!?!
A few days ago, Tay (my 5 year old), had a rough morning at school which led to me having to talk with her mid-day to try and help redirect her behaviors. Once I picked her up from school, the teacher said she completely turned it around and had a fantastic rest of the day!! WOOHOO! This behavior turn around meant treat time, and we had no treat in sight at the house. So we decided to whip up something from ingredients we had in our pantry.
How Do You Make Energy Balls?
There are about one million different energy ball recipes (also know as energy bites or protein balls) on the internet. They are all made with different ingredients and methods.
INGREDIENTS WE USED
- Almond Butter (you can use any nut butter)
- Flax Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds (you can use all of these seeds or just one)
- Unsweetened Cocoa Chips (gross by themselves but delicious in a paleo dessert)
- Paleo Granola Mixture (you can use any granola mixture you want)
- Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (an amazing way to sneak in nutrients)
Tay was able to get all of the ingredients in the bowl and do most of the mixing (I had to help a touch with mixing toward the end). Next, we placed them in the freezer for 20 minutes and cleaned up our mess while they were setting.
Last we rolled them into balls and placed them on non-bleached parchment paper (I am always working to decrease the toxins we use in our home). Then back in the fridge to chill.
These get a little sticky while you roll into a ball. If the sticky bothers you roll them over a little bit of loose collagen powder and flax seed mixture. Or leave them in the fridge for a day or two before eating. Both methods will get rid of the sticky!
You can make these Energy Balls without Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. We always have some in the pantry, and I try to mix it into recipes and drinks once a day. You can not taste that it’s there, and it can add a ton of wonderful benefits to whatever you are eating or drinking.
Collagen peptides can help improve hair and nail strength, digestion, and joint health. The gut and joint health are my main focus. I was recently diagnosed with RA and have been overhauling our diet and working on gut healing.
Why Are These Energy Bites So Awesome?
- Incredibly quick and easy to make.
- Last in the fridge for several days or in the freezer for six months.
- Taste like a delicious treat, but packed full of nutrients especially if you add Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- Great for your mid-day snack, pre or post workout snack, or your kiddos after school snack.
- A flexible recipe that doesn’t have to follow the ingredients or measurements exactly.
- A healthy snack your kids can help you create.
- I almost FORGOT this recipe uses banana which gives a delicious flavor almost like a Paleo Banana Bread.
Energy Balls would also be a perfect on the go breakfast idea. Although I am more of a hearty breakfast kinda gal; like my Paleo Sweet Potato Hash recipe. On the other hand, my kids love a quick and easy on the go breakfast, especially on school days.
Enough chatter … Finally, here is the delicious Paleo Energy Balls recipe.
Paleo Energy Balls
- 1 Cup Almond Butter
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 1 TBSP Honey you can add more if desired
- 1/3 Cup Flax Seeds or flax seed mixture
- 1 Cup Paleo Granola or any granola you wish
- 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Chips
- 2 Scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Unflavored
Put all of your ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Smash and mix with a spoon.
Freeze for 20 ish minutes.
Roll into balls (about an inch in diameter) and place on parchment paper.
Place in the fridge for about an hour.
If the sticky bothers you then you can roll in a little bit of loose flax seed or flax seed and collagen mixture to coat. Or if you just place these in a sealed container in the fridge for a day or two the sticky goes away.
*Store in the fridge or freezer. *Nutrition information is an estimate and may change based on what you use and your cooking methods.