No bake healthy energy balls 4 ways, are packed with nutrients made from superfoods and whole foods, high in protein, vitamins, fiber and healthy fats.
The no-bake energy bite recipes I want to share with you are gluten-free, protein rich, fiber rich, great for pre-workouts, snacks to-go or pretty enough to serve with afternoon tea!
What Are No Bake Healthy Energy Balls?
Can you imagine your favorite sweet treat, but without the sugar, and imagine a quick energy pick-me-up but without the guilt!
That, is what these no bake energy balls are, and I’m giving you 4 Ways to make them, all fabulously delicious!
Healthy Energy Habits
Getting healthy and staying healthy is often just a matter of changing health habits.
Geez, look how clean our hands, shopping carts and doorknobs have become since 2020, so why not our inner body too!
I have often wondered, during the pandemic year, as we all became mega-germaphobes, if we would ever revert back to the careless way we once did things. Somehow, I think not.
Energy Balls Are A Healthy Habit
If we can be forced to change simple things we do each day, why not dig a little deeper and add a few new habits in our daily food consumption?
I gave a lot of thought as to which foods I wanted to share with you here and why.
I think you will not only find them helpful for your immune support, but I believe you will actually look forward to eating them.
They are almost too scrumptious to be healthy!
Energy Balls To-Go For The Health Of It
Busy lives often require ‘think ahead’ foods to-go with that busy life.
Making these energy bites in advance means there is always something healthy to put in your purse, briefcase or lunch bag.
I never leave home without a zip bag of a few energy bites in my purse.
In this way I am never tempted to grab a fast, unhealthy snack while out and about, when that hunger pang hits.
Since these are power packed with only healthy ingredients, I know I am giving my body the best possible energy boost when I need it most.
Having developed a mindset for healthy foods (desserts included), vs just foods, you will find this theme throughout many of my recipes, a mindset that is derived from Mediterranean cooking.
No Bake Means Energy Spent On Flavor Not Baking
Just look at all the amazing options that can go into these powerhouse energy bites;
- nuts of all kinds
- dried fruits of all kinds
- oats, hemp seeds
- matcha green tea
- raw cacao powder for that chocolate treat.
What Makes Energy Balls Sweet?
Zest from citrus. Spices of your choice. The fiber, protein, antioxidants and immune boosters in these no bake energy balls are off the charts!
I promise, these will make you swap out your usual desserts for these, instead.
How To Make No Bake Energy Balls
A food processor or blender is needed to make these.
You could pound the heck out of the ingredients with a mortar and pestle, but electronics make it fast, easy and a one time purchase of a food processor has become affordable.
The ingredients are placed into the processor and whirled until everything is ground and the mix begins to form a ball inside the processor.
Easy tablespoon sizes are scooped out and rolled into small balls and placed in the fridge, to firm up, until ready to grab and go.
If adding ingredients such as carrots or apples, simply peel and chop into small pieces before putting in the processor.
The trick to creating a sticky paste-like texture for the energy balls, is the combination of dried fruits and nuts, pulsed until they form a paste.
Spices, seeds, fresh fruits can be added to layer the dimension of flavors.
- Food processor – For a small and affordable option I have purchased this one for my kids apartment life, however for myself, I like this larger more multipurpose one.
- Cutting board
- Measuring spoon
- Measuring cup
- Closed container for storage
- Dried fruits of choice
- Nuts of choice
- Spices of choice
- Honey, molasses or agave
- Seeds – such as hemp or sesame
No Bake Healthy Energy Balls 4 Ways
- Food processor
Black Energy Bites
- 1 cup Prunes pitted
- 1 cup Pecans
- 1 tbsp Molasses
- 1/4 tsp Clove powder
- 1/2 ts[ Mace
- 1 tbsp Freeze-Dried Raspberries crushed separate to roll balls in
Green Energy Bites
- 1 cup Golden raisins
- 1 cup Oats
- 2 tbsp Hemp seeds
- 1 tsp Matcha green tea powder
- 2 tsp Agave
Brown Energy Bites
- 1 cup Dates pitted
- 1 cup Walnuts
- 2 tbsp Raw cacao
Orange Energy Bites
- 1 cup Apricots
- 1 cup Almonds
- 1 Large Carrot peeled and rough chopped
- 1 tbsp Fresh ginger peeled and rough chopped
- 1 tsp Fresh Orange zest
- 1 tbsp Honey
- These are 4 different recipes, so depending on which you are making, each is prepared the same. Ingredients goes into a food processor. Processed until everything purees and comes together into a ball.
- Tablespoon size scoops rolled into small balls and placed on a tray, chilled in the fridge until ready to serve.
- If freeze-dried raspberries (which also come in blueberry and strawberry), are being used to both garnish and flavor, crush to a powder and sprinkle on after balls are formed.