Energy balls come by a lot of different names, but no matter how you spin them they are always 1) delicious (at least in my opinion), and 2) costly. There are a couple places in town that sell house-made versions which range anywhere from $2 to $4. And don’t get me wrong, I love them and I have been known to spend that much…and maybe a little more on one of these tasty gems.
But we don’t always have the extra pocket money to shell out on something we can easily whip up at home.
I made these quick and easy energy balls in less than 10 minuets and at a fraction of the cost of those store bought varieties. And I decided to make them even more amazing-with the addition of some great superfoods like spirulina, maca, hemp, and almonds.
These little guys are so easy to make, and with no cooking required, they make the perfect school snack for the little ones to help make.
Recipe: (Makes 12) Print it Here
1/2 Cup almond butter, raw if possible
1/4 Cup hemp hearts
1/2 Cup dried unsweetend coconut, plus extra for rolling
1/2 Cup oats, coarsely ground in food processor
1 Cup Crispy brown rice cereal
1 Tbls spirulina
1 tsp maca
1/4 Cup maple syrup
A pinch of sea salt
In one bowl combine the hemp hearts, coconut, oats, brown rice cereal, and salt.
In another bowl combine the almond butter, spirulina, maca, and maple syrup. Be sure to mix in the spirulina well with the other ingredients.
Combine the almond butter mixture with the coconut mixture and thoroughly combine.
Take a golf ball (I’m guessing here, as I have never played golf) size amount of the mixture and squeeze it into a ball, then roll in the extra coconut. Continue until all the mixture is used up.
Store in the refrigerator.
*Hint, if the mixture sticks to your hands when rolling, just slightly wet your hands to prevent sticking.