No Bake Energy Balls
These no bake energy balls are the perfect sweet tooth fix! They’re loaded with fiber and essential fatty acids to help support your gut and hormones.
As a mom to two toddlers, time is not always on my side! Any recipe that is quick to whip up and delicious to eat always draws my attention. We make these pretty regularly in our household and they’re also fun to make with my son (who’s a little older!)…although we definitely end up with several less energy balls by the time I’m done rolling them *cue the quick toddler hands*Jump to Recipe
- Peanut butter. I’ve made this recipe several times now and prefer to use a natural, creamy peanut butter. Make sure your peanut butter is organic if possible and ensure it doesn’t contain any added vegetable oils or refined sugar. You can also swap the peanut butter completely for a nut butter of choice.
- Flaxseed. Make sure your flaxseed is ground. Start with less if you are not used to having flaxseed regularly (or you’ll see by your bowels). You can use up to 1/2 c. in this recipe if you prefer without impacting the texture.
- Sweetener. I have been making my batches with a natural, organic honey. You can swap to a pure maple syrup for a vegan option (or to simply change up the taste in the slightest!) You will need a liquid sweetener because of its texture to help make the balls stick together perfectly!
- Rolling the balls. Wet your spoon after rolling a few energy balls. This will prevent the balls from breaking apart as you roll them by adding a little extra moisture.
Changing Up Your No Bake Energy Balls
You may have seen by now there are MANY ways to make these no bake energy balls. You can stick to this recipe but swap the chocolate chips for raisins or dried cranberries or even add in some shredded coconut or cacao nibs.
The amount of flaxseed in these energy balls can be supportive for those with irregular periods (if you have been recommended seed cycling primarily). The essential fatty acids from both the chia seeds and the ground flaxseed is incredibly supportive of your hormones, especially as a female, as well as brain health and for its anti-inflammatory benefits.
If you experience energy dips or blood sugar imbalances throughout the day, fatigue or brain fog, these can also be helpful. The high fiber content from the oats, chia seeds and flaxseed can help improve elimination and better regulate blood sugar levels. If you have chronic fatigue or known blood sugar regulation issues, you can lessen the amount of honey that the recipe calls for below to help re-establish insulin sensitivity and optimal blood sugar levels.
When particular foods are high in fiber (both insoluble and soluble will work uniformly together), they will create a smoother gastrointestinal function and allow it to run more optimally. This takes some digestive stress off of your body, allows your liver to essentially “de-stress” or not feel so overburdened (which is common with many chronic health issues such as thyroid disorders and endometriosis) by eliminating more toxins through better bowels!
Do These Really Give You Energy?
My husband asked me this recently and I felt compelled to write it here. Put it this way, they do contain non-refined sugar to give you a little extra kick. They also contain lots of fiber to help aid in proper elimination, which would essentially help get rid of toxins (so long-term, it can help give more sustained energy). Because of its fiber and healthy fat content they will also keep you full for longer and most importantly, give you sustained energy without the energy crash that processed food and refined sugar can do (like eating a croissant for a snack).
Watch The Tutorial
You can watch how to make this recipe along with me right here:
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NO BAKE ENERGY BALLS (CHOCOLATE CHIP)
No Bake Energy Balls (Chocolate Chip)
- 1 c. old fashioned oats
- 1/2 c. natural, creamy peanut butter
- 1/3 c. ground flaxseed
- 1/3 c. pure, organic honey
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds optional
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. semi sweet chocholate chips can sub with raisins
- Stir all dry ingredients together. Fold in chocolate chips last.
- Add in wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir throughly.
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper (or a plate is fine too). Using a 1 tbsp. scoop, scoop out some mixture and roll with your hands. Place the ball on the baking sheet.
- Continue until all the mixture is gone. Chill the balls in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. Enjoy!
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