These super easy and delicious energy balls are packed with fats to satisfy any hunger cravings. They’re easy to digest and make a good pre or post-workout snack.
1/3 cup cocoa butter – make sure you get the food grade stuff
1/4 cup coconut oil + 1/4 cup grass-fed butter, or,
1/2 cup coconut oil for a dairy free version
1 1/4 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup sesame seeds if desired
1tsp – 1 tbsp honey – I used raw, unpasteurised honey
1/3 cup cacoa nibs
1/2 tsp vanilla powder – I use organic powder but good quality extract will do
1tsp cinnamon powder
For green energy balls:
1 tsp matcha powder or green powder
1/2 tsp spirulina
For chcocolate energy balls:
1 tbsp cacoa powder
Place a glass or ceramic bowl over a saucepan of freshly boiled water. I melt the ingredients slowly and do not turn the stove on so these
are raw- I don’t want to melt the ingredients quickly and cook them. Melt the cocoa butter first as this takes longest and then when there are only a few lumps left add the butter and coconut oil.
If you are making both flavours, I start by making the green balls and then I make the chocolate flavour in the dirty bowl. The cacoa easily hides the flavour of any matcha and spirulina but means none of the goodness goes to waste. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, adding gradually and stirring in so you don’t add too much. You want a wet mixture but one that will form balls that keep their shape.
You can roll them into balls with your hands or a spoon and place them in small paper cups or just directly on to a plate. Place them in the fridge or freezer until solidified.
Then, try not to eat them all at once!
If you follow the rough quantities, the ingredients can vary depending on what you have in the cupboards or what you prefer. I put a little honey in with the spirulina version to mask the taste a bit but I am on a low sugar diet so I only use 1tsp. You may prefer it sweeter in which case add more honey. You could use protein powder, coconut flour, mixed chopped nuts… you need to aim for a wet mixture that isn’t too runny so that when it sets it doesn’t collapse but it’s not too dry and unpleasant. Cocoa butter is expensive so you can do it with just coconut oil and butter but you may need to play around with quantities to get the right consistency. I recommend investing in cocoa butter as the chocolate flavour is what makes these and you don’t need that much so you can make your investment last.