Posts Tagged ‘Energy Balls’

Raw Carrot Cake Balls (Paleo)

Easter recipe- carrot cake bites on the go!

Raw Carrot Cake Balls (Paleo)

Raw Carrot Cake Balls (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup nut butter of choice

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 dried ginger

1 tsp vanilla

2/3 cup carrot chunks* + extra for garnish (optional)

2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut + extra for garnish (optional)

3 tbsp raisins

Directions:

In a bowl, stir together the nut butter, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix VERY well (the mixture will seem dry at first, but it all comes together once the carrots get mixed in well). Roll your carrot cake dough into balls.

Optional: Place the extra carrot chunks and coconut into 2 separate shallow dishes. Roll your carrot cake balls into one of the toppings

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Power Balls (Paleo)

Sorry for my disappearance as of late! Student teaching has quiet literally sucked the life out of me. And I mean this in the best way possible. I don’t think I’ve been so excited for school days since I was in 2nd grade. In fact, I’m starting to hate my weekends now. That’s when I do all my lesson plans 😛

Anyway, to help power my way (as well as yours) through another week, here’s a snack recipe!

Power Balls (Paleo)

Power Balls (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1 cup nut/seed butter

1/4 cup honey

2 tbsp shredded coconut

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

pinch stevia

2 tbsp coconut flour

Optional: chocolate chips and/or raisins

Directions:

Combine all ingredients (except coconut flour and chocolate chips/raisins). Once mixed together, add in the coconut flour and chocolate chips/raisins and roll dough into balls. These can be stored on the counter or in the fridge.

Halloween Sour Cherry Candy (Paleo)

I was a major chocoholic when I was little (still am by the way). But I did not like any candy that was sour, fruity, or gummy. Fortunately, I have a friend who hates chocolate but is obsessed with everything sour, fruity, and gummy. After every Halloween, both of us would haul a huge bag of the candy we disliked on the bus to trade. It was a Win-win.

I’ve come to realize that I don’t hate everything sour though. I think it was just the extreme ingredients in the candy. I blame candy for the reason why I never liked or tried grapes and cherries. The artificial flavors taste nothing like the real thing (obviously)!

They just taste… nasty.

I was surprised when I first tasted dried sour cherries and actually liked them. So, I wanted to make my own sour “candy” this year with ingredients that I could enjoy 🙂

Halloween Sour Cherry Candy (Paleo)

Halloween Sour Cherry Candy (Paleo) 

Ingredients:  

2/3 cup organic dried sour red cherries, packed

1/4 cup raw almonds

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp salt

1 tbsp water

Directions:  

Combine dried cherries, almonds, vanilla extract and salt in a food processor. Pulse until almonds break into small pieces. Add in water and blend until a ball forms (be patient!). Form into small balls. Store in the fridge.

Power Balls

Monday night, I made a bunch of these power balls to serve as a pick-me-up for my first week back at school. For some reason, the first week of school is always the most exhausting. Probably because I’m still getting into the groove of things, have to deal with getting to school early to figure out parking, and listen to the standard lecture of “here’s what I except of you this semester” over and over again. Needless to say, the days of the week all blur together. Thank goodness for a little pick-me-up.

Now, I’ve been making these power balls for awhile now (not to be confused with my energy balls). In fact, I made them a lot for my sister when she was trying to adjust to her work and eating schedule at her new job. At Halloween time, a bunch of her coworkers brought in candy to share with the office. My sister actually declined the candy in order to eat the power balls as she said that the balls were more tasty and satisfying. Since then, several of her coworkers have asked for the recipe!

Power Balls

 Power Balls 

Ingredients:

1 cup oats

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup shredded coconut flakes

1/4 cup flaxseed

1/4 cup honey

2 tbsp peanut butter (or vanilla) protein powder

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 tbsp total of raisins and/or chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls. If the mixture is too dry, add more peanut butter. If the mixture sticks to your hands too much, add more oats. Store in the fridge.

ImageMy house Monday night: a factory of power balls 

Energy Balls

I feel so sad. Labor day has arrived. That means the end of summer and back to the books for me 😦 Many late-night-paper-writings to come. Lucky I have these little power balls to give me some energy.

For those weary of dates, fear not- they are not detectable at all. I know this for a fact as my mom, who hates raisins and everything similar to it, unknowingly ate one and asked for another… and then some more.

Energy Balls 

Ingredients: 

1 cup pitted dates, packed

1 cup oats

2 tbsp peanut butter

2 tbsp raw cacao powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of salt

Directions: 

Soak dates in water for at least 2 hours. Drain and blend in a food processor until smooth. Add in the rest of ingredients and blend until combined. Roll the mixture into desired-sized balls (you can also shape these into bars).