Updated: Sep 11
If you haven't made energy balls yet, may I politely suggest that you are missing out? The convenience of having a bowl of these babies in your fridge is obvious. Too, flavor combinations are endless. Now, I'm not going to say that all energy balls are tasty- I've had a few that were so packed with dried fruit that my back teeth stuck together, and some that had no flavor and some that were a candy bar in disguise.
The point is that they should be low in sugar, but tasty enough that you don't notice, and contain a decent protein-to-fat ratio to be satisfying and keep you going. This recipe is a favorite of mine.
"Even though the picture has fresh blueberries, do use the freeze-dried version the recipe calls for...otherwise you will end up with a juicy purple mixture that stains your hands and doesn't stay in ball-form!"
Notes: Protein powder is Garden of Life. Freeze-dried blueberries are Trader Joe's.
ALMOND BLUEBERRY PROTEIN ENERGY BALLS
Ingredients: 1 cup old-fashioned oats, 1/3 cup almond butter, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 cup freeze-dried blueberries, 1/4 cup honey, 1/2 cup slivered almonds, 1/4 tsp. almond extract, pinch of salt.
Makes about 20
1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. (Or a large bowl if you prefer to use a mixer.) Process until combined and mixture is sticking together.
2. Use a tablespoon to measure out each ball, roll. You may have to press the mixture in your fist first, before rolling.
3. Store covered in the refrigerator.