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Superfood Spheres

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.

 

 

Superfood Spheres

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

Procedure:

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.

xox Sophie

20 Comments

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    demetria
    September 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    sophie you're so good at stuff! I love the back to school idea – if you ever have children their lunchbox will be the envy of every other child.

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    demetria
    September 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    sophie you're so good at stuff! I love the back to school idea – if you ever have children their lunchbox will be the envy of every other child.

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    Anonymous
    September 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    great recipe, thank you!

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    Anonymous
    September 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    great recipe, thank you!

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    Thanks
    February 27, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Those are good snacks

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    March 2, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Thanks! I'm so happy you like the post 🙂

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    March 2, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Thanks! I'm so happy you like the post 🙂

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    Lipstick City
    September 7, 2015 at 2:22 am

    How long is the shelf life for these energy bites? 5 days?

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    Dina Khalil
    September 28, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I am wondering what we can substitute for the rice cereal?

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    Jeremy
    November 4, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I subbed an organic sweet potato cereal flakes, which I coarsely crushed!

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    Jeremy
    November 4, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    The almond butter I bought was really low on oil content so the balls were crumbly. I added a little coconut oil and flax seed oil to soften them up.

    Thanks for this recipe!

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    Jeremy
    November 4, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I just found this flax with Chia cereal that I'm going to try.
    http://enjoylifefoods.com/our-food/cereal/crunchy-flax-with-chia/

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    Jeremy
    November 4, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    I just found this flax with Chia cereal that I'm going to try.
    http://enjoylifefoods.com/our-food/cereal/crunchy-flax-with-chia/

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    November 4, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Awesome, I'm happy you liked them!

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    Andres acevedo
    November 19, 2015 at 4:06 am

    u rock sophie keep doing ur stuff

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    November 19, 2015 at 4:53 am

    all the hearts for you, Andres! Thanks a million <3 <3 <3

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    obat sipilis alamii
    April 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I am wondering what we can substitute for the rice cereal?

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      Sophie
      April 27, 2017 at 6:42 am

      Any puffed cereal should work. Try puffed quinoa, millet, or kamut. If none of those are available for you, you can always break up rice cakes and use them instead.

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