Let me introduce you to my oh-so-delicious Nutty Coconut Energy Balls! They are one of my favorite snacks for when the clock hits that 4 o’clock mark and I need a little somethin’ somethin’ to keep my energy up, my blood sugar from dropping and my metabolism going. These cuties give me a boost, fill me up, curb my cravings and 100% hit the spot.
I make them in advance and keep them my freezer, so that I am well stocked for when I need to grab one (or two). When I see about 2-3 left, I make some more and place them right in the freezer. My honey loves to eat these two, so I feel like I am making energy balls non-stop!
I’ll also enjoy these as a post-workout snack when I’m feeling like my body needs a healthy fat intake. These are a great source of protein and fat; consuming protein and fats will keep us satiated for longer periods of time, compared to consuming carbs, and will also give us sustained energy (hence the snack’s name)!
There’s something about a compact little snacker, that melts in your mouth and tastes like heaven, that gives me all of the feels.
Also, they are very easy to make and take no time to prepare. All you need is to dedicate 10 minutes of your day, and you’ll be left with 9 delicious snacks that will give you energy and nourishment.
These Nutty Coconut Energy Balls are:
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Easy to make
- Perfect for on-the-go
Have fun making them and eating them!
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup pepitas
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ½ cup raw pecans
- 2 scoops collagen peptides
- 3 medjool dates, pitted
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup coconut butter
- Place all ingredients in food processor and process until ingredients turn into a dough consistency.
- Roll into small sized balls and lay them on a flat dish. Cover dish and freeze them until ready to consume.
- Allow balls to thaw for about 5 minutes prior to consumption for best results. Enjoy!