Energy Balls: Part 2


Who's ready for more energy balls?!


A few articles back, we showed four of Linked Fit's favorite simple energy ball recipes, but we are back with two new fall favorites. Honestly, we can't get enough of them!


Why do we love the energy balls so much?


No matter how they are made, energy balls are packed with nutrients and flavor, making them a delicious well rounded grab and go snack (no pun intended, ha). Perfect for breakfast on the go, a lunch time snack, or an evening dessert! Energy balls are super easy and quick to make, plus they great for meal prepping. Check out Meal Prepping: The Beginners Guide for more meal prepping tips and tricks. Depending on how big of a ball is made, each batch can make about 10-15 energy balls. The process to make energy balls take about 5-10 minutes, and requires no extra baking or cooking. We do recommend letting them set/harden in the fridge for about 30 minutes after being rolled.


Additionally, there are an infinite amount of ways to make them. All that is needs is three simple ingredients to start out with, from there, any add-ins or flavor combinations can take place. Protein powders can also be added in for extra flavor and nutrients.


What's needed:

  1. Base: This can be either oats, edible flours, or a combination of the two. Dates also work well as a base too!

  2. Sweetener: This can be honey, maple syrup, agave, or pretty much anything that will add some sweetness. Preferably a sticky liquid base, but other granulated sweeteners can be used. The sweetener will help to act as a binding agent when mixing.

  3. Nut Butter: This can be any nut or seed butter of choice. Some examples are peanut, cashew, sunflower, mix nut and more! The butter is used as a sticky but smooth binding agent. Coconut oil also works, and works well when using the dates as a base!

  4. Add-ins: Literally anything! Chia seeds, chopped nuts, dried fruits, chocolate chips, coconut flacks, flax seeds, hemp seeds. The list of add-ins could go on forever. It's what makes the energy balls so unique! This also gives the energy balls a crunchy texture.

  5. Protein Powder: This can be whey or plant based, what ever fits the dietary needs. Play around with protein flavors, vanilla and chocolate are usually the go to flavors.

The two featured energy ball recipes are the Maple Pumpkin Spice and the Apple Pie, check out the recipes below!



Give these two new flavors a try and let Linked Fit know how they turned out!


Stay tuned for more fall favorite recipes! Make sure to follow along with our social media (Facebook and Instagram) and check out all of our latest articles/recipes on our website. Also, head to our YouTube channel and subscribe so you don't miss a thing!


Enjoy!


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