Energy balls are a delicious secret weapon that everyone should have in their healthy eating arsenal. Not only are they delicious little morsels, reminiscent of your favorite treats, they’re also packed with wholesome, diet-approved ingredients to keep you both trim and energized on your way to weight loss. And they’re perfectly portable, making them the perfect on-the-go snack.
Mix up a big batch to keep on hand for the next time you’re running late and need a quick breakfast, feel a sweet tooth coming on or notice your energy levels taking a plunge during the 2 p.m. slump at work. Energy balls are a breeze to transport in a snack bag.
Thankfully, they are just as easy to make as they are to eat. Most energy ball recipes only require throwing all of the ingredients in a blender for a batter-like consistency, rolling the “dough” into balls and letting them set in the refrigerator. Voila!
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Try your hand at our favorite energy ball recipes to indulge in your favorite flavors, while sticking to a healthy diet:
Beat the mid-morning blues with these cheery energy balls, loaded with antioxidant-rich blueberries, cashews and rolled oats. These nutritious ingredients are balanced with dates for a naturally sweet taste without added sugar or sweetener.
Who doesn’t love the sound of chocolate, cherry and bliss? This indulgent recipe is filled with protein-packed, heart healthy almonds, antioxidant-rich dried cherries and unsweetened cocoa powder. Delight in these decadent bliss energy balls and surprise yourself with how heavenly eating healthy can be.
While not technically in ball form here, these energy bites can be shaped to your preference. Munch on them for trail mix without the mess. These little bites are ideal for an easy, delicious snack on the go! Portion control is a concern of the past with this recipe because these trail mix energy bites offer all of your favorite trail mix ingredients in just the right size.
What a fun and healthy way to enjoy the taste of homemade Snickerdoodle cookies! These delicious energy balls are loaded with oats, cashews, dates, vanilla and cinnamon to keep you enjoying the taste of homemade sweets, while treating your body right. They’re a classic with a twist… well, technically a roll.
If you’re a chocolate peanut butter lover, this recipe is for you! These delicious “bombs” pack in the protein and are loaded with sweet and savory flavors thanks to the decadent chocolate and creamy peanut butter. Combined with two Tablespoons of cream cheese, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bombs are certain to become a go-to for an easy-to-make, delicious treat!
Cake batter, sprinkles and hints of sweet vanilla frosting—all items that are to be avoided on a healthy diet. But good news! We’ve created a protein-packed Birthday Cake Protein “Bomb” recipe that combines all of the flavors of a traditional birthday cake into a guilt-free snack. With a little help from your Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake mix, these Protein Bombs are certain to become a favorite sweet treat.
If you’re a key lime pie lover, you’re going to want to bookmark this delicious recipe! Made with a handful of healthy ingredients and fresh lime juice and zest, these Key Lime Pie Energy Balls are a great snack to add some protein (and deliciousness) to your day!