Christmas Time = Time for healthy snacks!
As most of the people around the globe we also love the time before Christmas most – the special atmosphere, meeting friends and family and having the best meals together. Well, it’s this time of the year again! Together with our foodie friend Peter (who did these amazing shots) we created a healthy dessert option – the Vegan Energy Balls. They are also a really good snack option for a quick energy-fix before gym, yoga class or during a long day at the office!
The Foodie Season is on!
Last week we shared our first Christmas recipe with you already: the amazing homemade chocolate-hazelnut cookies. For our readers who prefer to eat fewer grains or follow a gluten free diet we created these tasty and quick Superheros. It can sometimes be really tricky to find quick and healthy snacks at the same time. And in addition to that the gluten free variations tend to be dry and not really intense in taste. That’s why we have been experimenting with vegan peanut butter energy balls that are easy to make and don’t require a fancy blender.
Vegan energy balls = Full taste with no regrets!
These delicious No-Bake snacks have rich cocoa flavor and will be great for a healthy treat! We really got inspired by the Ayurveda approved Carob Tahini Energy balls from the Akhanda Yoga Blog and love this amazing recipe a lot – we just wanted to create a recipe with more Christmas spirit. Eh Voila! Plus, they are vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free! If you are a big chocolate lover like me but looking for some healthy alternatives, check out these delicious homemade vegan energy balls! These mini energy bites taste like real dessert highlights – especially during Christmas season!
Vegan Christmas Energy-BallsPrint recipe
- 200g dates
- 200g grounded hazelnuts
- 200g of no stir peanut butter
- 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
- 1/8 orange juice
- 1/2 cup of coconut flakes
How to prepare the vegan energy balls:
- Mix all the ingredients as listed above (except the coconut flakes) in a huge bowl.
- Stir the ingredients first with a spoon and then when mostly mixed, use your hands to roll the batter ball around the bowl to get all of the cocoa powder blended in.
- Next, put some coconut flakes on a large plate.
- Roll the batter into small round balls and then roll them in the coconut until they are fully coated.
- To prepare the balls, you can use a regular spoon or an ice cream scoop to portion the mixture and roll into tiny balls.
How to store the vegan energy balls:
- These vegan energy balls can be kept on a covered plate or glass Tupperware in the fridge so they’re ready when you need a snack to go or even something special to serve after dinner.
- And last, but not least: Enjoy your delicious healthy no-bake vegan energy balls!
I like to play around with flavors and mix up different nuts, like Walnuts, Pecans, Peanuts, Cashew, and Hazelnuts.