Does everyone need a break from Super Bowl treats, candy hearts and chocolate for a while?
Here’s a snack to help recover from a sugar filled week. Simple ingredients in these balls combine for a delicious and nutritious snack. They are a littler easier to make because you don’t need a blender or food processor. You just need a bowl, a spoon and about 5 minutes to create a super easy treat that’s just sweet enough to be addicting.
Between kids, work and grown up responsibilities, remembering to eat often can be a challenge! These little bites make eating healthy a little easier. Everything to make these is probably stocked in your kitchen and within minutes, you’ll have these handy whenever you need them. Almond butter and protein power give the perfect energy boost to start or restart your day. Cinnamon and vanilla help sweeten these without using too much natural sugars and after 1 or 2, you’ll feel satisfied and energized!
Almond Cinnamon Energy Balls (vegan & gluten-free)
3/4 cup Almond Butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
1 Tablespoon Flax Meal
1 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 1/2 Tablespoons Vanilla Protein Powder, plus more if your almond butter is super oily
1/3 cup Gluten Free Oats
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the almond butter and maple syrup until smooth. Add the flax, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Mix to combine. Add protein powder, 1 tablespoon at a time to fully incorporate. If you find your dough is too oily, add another teaspoon or so. Add the oats and mix well. Roll into small balls. Enjoy immediately or store covered in the fridge. Balls will firm up slightly when chilled.
10-12 Energy Balls