These 4-ingredient energy balls with almond butter, cashews and flaxseed are gluten-free, vegan (use maple syrup) and my favorite healthy treat at the moment and I believe everyone should make them. Also that children are the future and in world peace. Also don’t make them if you’re allergic to almonds, cashews, honey or flaxseeds. Other than that – they’re really good.
So excuse moi, but this will be real quick!
And now you’re like:
“Excuse yoi? I couldn’t care less about your long monologues anyway”
Seriously, I don’t even have time to be offended right now. I’m batch-writing some recipes and I’m kinda tired and I really have to pee. I paint a better picture than Bob Ross, I know, I’m the world’s 8th wonder.
So, I made these energy bites yesterday and they’re pretty amazing. Like you’ll want to eat them all yourself, but also you’ll be so proud you made them that you’ll want to share with others to show off.
And, yesterday we learned that Stella actually does share food, because I made and gave these to my dad as a small DIY present for his birthday. Which is perfect since he needs to be avoiding sugar.
And no you can’t guess when his birthday is, since I’m writing this in advance and am now probably somewhere in France.
Yes, that’s the reason for the whole moi and yoi thing. Also because I know a lot of other French words like: madame, merci, Chanel, Paris and I think that’s it. Give me my C2 level!
What’s In These Energy Balls
- Almond Butter – you can also use natural peanut butter or any type of nut butter you like. If it’s not natural – don’t use it. The ingredient list should only be: peanuts.
- Roasted Cashews – unsalted, raw might also work, but I was craving roasted and have no regrets. I could eat bags of roasted cashews.
- Flaxseed – make sure to keep your flaxseeds in the fridge and to grind them before using in recipes, this makes sure to preserve the omega-3’s.
- Honey. I love honey and I used one Tbsp for the entire batch – it was perfectly sweet.
How To Make Energy Balls
Pretty simple and very easy.
You mix the almond butter with ground cashews and flaxmeal in a bowl, add in the honey mix it all together and you’re halfway there.
Next comes making the balls. I use a Tbsp to take some of the “batter” and then roll it into a ball with my bare hands, that I may or may not have dipped in water.
Once you have the balls you need to roll them in ground nuts, shredded coconut or whatever you like. I had ground and chopped some cashews and this made for a really good coating.
I only felt sorry for the ball falling down from such a height.
Kinda reminded me of the other day when I saw my little nephew playing with his minion toy and holding him on the edge of the couch. “The minion” was begging in his little toddler language to not be let down. At one point my nephew went “Byeeee”, gave him a kiss and dropped him on the floor. Was the most adorable thing ever.
Vegan And Low Carb Options
These balls can be whatever they want to be – they’re free, single, young, bold and the beautiful.
Seriously am I the only one who has ever watched The bold and the beautiful with her grandma?
OMG, it is still running!!!!! And it has 8000 episodes!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Exclaim) I have some catching up to do here. Haven’t watched it in like 25 years.
Okay, are you still here? Remember how this was going to be short? Yeah, that’s what I thought as well.
Vegan option: use maple syrup and not honey (I know someone should give me a Nobel prize for creativity and inventiveness)
Low Carb option: use stevia and not honey (another brilliant idea, they keep coming to me, I cannot stop it!) and also use walnuts instead of cashews. That’s it!
These almond butter balls are naturally paleo and gluten-free.
I hope you enjoy them and let me know if you make them, I would love your feedback on these!
Super tasty 4-ingredient energy balls make a super easy healthy treat that you’ll love when you crave something sweet. These healthy energy bites are naturally paleo and gluten-free, but come also with an easy vegan and low carb option.
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 Tbsp flax meal
- 1/3 cup roasted cashews
- 1 Tbsp honey / maple syrup
- Grind about 2/3 of the cashews and chop the other 1/3.
- In a bowl mix the almond butter with the honey.
- Add in 2 Tbsp of ground cashews and the flax meal and mix again.
- Combine the rest of the ground cashews with the chopped cashews and spread on a bowl for the coating.
- Form small balls from the almond butter “dough” (mine was enough to make 8).
- Roll each ball in the coating mixture to cover everywhere.
- Place in an airtight container and let sit in the fridge to firm up for about an hour. Store in the fridge.
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