No Bake Energy Balls
These are fast, easy, kid-friendly, and oh so easy to change and customize depending on mood, season, and dietary restrictions. They’re great when added to your breakfast routine, or enjoyed with a leisurely coffee, or eaten as a quick snack on the go. They’re fun to make too! Kids will enjoy picking their ingredients and rolling them into balls. An easy rainy day activity that becomes a healthy snack!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
1 cup of Omega Nutrition Pumpkin Seed Butter
1/4 cup Organic Dark Maple Syrup
1 1/2 tbsp Omega Nutrition Pumpkin Protein Powder
1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/4 cup goji berries
1/4 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup unsweetened unsulphered shredded coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
(Depending on allergies or dietary restrictions, you could also add items like slivered almonds, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, hemp hearts, maca, peanut butter, dried cranberries, etc. There are so many fun ways to change it up. The possibilities are endless!)
To prepare, start by putting all of your additional dry ingredients in the food processor and pulse a few times, just so that things like the pumpkin seeds and goji berries are broken up a little and more of an equal size. Place this mixture into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Next, put your 3 Base Ingredients into the food processor and blend until well combined. Use a spoon or spatula to remove the wet base from the food processor and add it to the same mixing bowl as the dry ingredients.
At this stage, you must use your hands to combine the wet and dry ingredients. The maple syrup and pumpkin seed butter mixture is very easy to work with, and you can massage the other bits into it as if you were kneading dough.
As soon as everything is combined then you can begin forming what you have into small balls, rolling them into nice little spheres with your palms.
If you are not going to be eating them right away, place in an airtight container and store in the fridge. These will keep for up to a week but we highly doubt that you will have that them around for that long! 😉