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On-the-Go Energy Balls

Posted on November 16, 2011

Adapted from this great blog!

Ever wanted to eat a ball of raw cookie dough….that also provided some actual nutrition? Look no further!!! These no-bake energy balls are a great source of healthy fats (i.e. omega-3s from ground flax), fiber and protein! Be warned–they are dangerously tasty–portion control beware!

No-Bake Snack Balls

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup oatmeal
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup mini-chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup raisins

Optional: 2 scoops protein powder (I’d suggest using a tablespoon or so of hot water to help dissolve protein powder to avoid getting a “grainy” texture)

Directions:

  1. Combine peanut butter, honey and vanilla. Stir to combine. (If you’re using protein powder, add protein powder/water    here)
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients until well combined. Refrigerate if necessary.
  3. Roll into balls and place in air-tight container, lined with waxed paper.
  4. Keep in refrigerator or freezer! Enjoy!

Nutrition Analysis: Makes 18 balls

131cal, 7g fat, 14g carbohydrate, 3.7g protein, 3mg sodium, 2.5g fibre

With protein: 143cal, 7g fat, 15g carbohydrate, 7.5g protein, 3mg sodium, 2.5g fibre

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4 Responses to “On-the-Go Energy Balls”

  1. David Conrad
    Nov 22, 2011

    Is the caloric information cited “per ball”?


  2. admin
    Dec 01, 2011

    It is!


  3. Steven Elliott
    Jan 16, 2012

    Hi Krista,
    Would you suggest this as a take on a run snack? I’m looking for something to replace energy gels during marathon training.


  4. admin
    Jan 25, 2012

    Hi Steve!
    Sorry for the delay-these could work for a run; however, are a bit higher in fibre/healthy fats than usually suggested for a refuel. I have a few other recipes that you could try!



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