These delicious little balls will give you new energy and power very quickly: Energy Balls. Similar to muesli bars, they are the ideal snack on the go or if you are looking for an energy-giving alternative to coffee, chocolate and the like. Because these little balls are simply perfect if you’re hungry for something sweet but still want a healthy diet. They are also great as a small guest gift when you’re invited to a friend’s house. Because they are not only healthy, but also really tasty and above all homemade.
We ate Energy Balls for the first time during our vacation in Thailand. We got our diving license there on the small island Koh Tao and needed urgently a lunch snack, which gives energy, but is not heavy in the stomach when diving. Fortunately there were different kinds of energy balls in a small vegan café and we just tried our way through them all. And they were sooo delicious!
Meanwhile there are Energy Balls often with us and I can not get enough of it at all. For example, we like to take them with us as provisions on our hiking trips. They are simply worlds better than bought muesli bars and even cheaper!
What are Energy Balls?
These small pralines are also often called Energy Balls, Energy Bites or Bliss Balls. These are small raw vegan balls made from nuts and dried fruits, which come in an infinite number of varieties. No matter which variant you choose, Energy Balls are usually super healthy and packed with nutrients and good fats. They are simply perfect as a healthy snack for in between.
How to make Energy Balls?
Making Energy Balls is really super easy! All you need is a good mixer or a food processor. Just put all the ingredients into the mixer and mix until all the ingredients are well chopped. The result should be a sticky mass from which you can easily form balls. If the mixture is not sticky enough, simply add more dates. If you notice that the mixer or food processor is not powerful enough, just add a little water and it usually works better. Then you use your hands to make small balls out of the mixture. Afterwards you can roll the Energy Balls in cocoa powder, sesame or chopped nuts. So tasty and simple!
Endlessly Many Variation Possibilities
Here I show you a very simple basic recipe for healthy, vegan energy balls. For 15 pieces you need about 200 g dried fruit, 80 g nuts and 25 g oat flakes. There are countless variations to this basic recipe. As dried fruits, for example, these varieties are particularly suitable:
The following nuts can be used, for example:
- coconut chips
The following ingredients are suitable as an additional source of energy:
- oat flakes
- puffed amaranth
Energy Balls can also be refined with spices or superfoods. These are suitable for example:
- gingerbread spice
- raw cocoa powder
No matter which combination you choose, the preparation is always the same. Simply mix everything in a blender to a sticky mass. The mixture is then formed into balls with clean hands. Optionally, you can also wrap the finished pralines. The following ingredients are particularly suitable for this:
- cocoa powder
- chopped nuts
- grated coconut
- freeze-dried and ground fruits
- chia seed
- match powder
- Acai Powder
- cocoa nibs
- turmeric powder
- Dried flower mixture
How long can Energy Balls last?
The small balls are best kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last up to a week.
- 100 g dried apricots
- 100 g dates
- 50 g chopped almonds
- 30 g grated coconut
- 25 g oat flakes tender
- 10 g agave syrup
- 1 tbsp coconut oil 20 g
- Roast the grated coconut and almonds in a pan without fat until golden brown.
- Pour all ingredients into a blender and mix until the mixture is even.
- Form balls of approx. 3-4 cm from the mixture with clean hands. Keep in the fridge until serving.
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