Trail Mix Energy Balls

Trail Mix Energy Balls

These balls are great for a breakfast, snack, or a quick energy boost during the day. They are both sweet and salty and super filling as well. These balls use some great healthy replacements to make you feeling better with each bite. Coconut nectar is a great substitute for honey that acts as a great sweetener alternative. It naturally contains vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

Makes 26 balls

Ingredients:

½ cup almond butter
⅓ cup coconut nectar
1½ cups rolled oats
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup vegan carob chips
¼ cup chopped dried tart cherries
¼ cup sliced almonds
¼ cup ground flaxseed meal

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the almond butter and coconut nectar until smooth and well combined.
  2. Gradually add oats and continue to mix until well combined. Add in the pumpkin seeds, carob chips, cherries, and almonds and mix until just combined.
  3. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. For each ball, use a tablespoon to take a heaping scoop of the mixture and, with your hands, gently roll into a ball. Roll in the flaxseed meal and set on the baking sheet.
  4. Refrigerate balls for 2 hours, until set. Transfer the chilled balls to a large plastic bag and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Nutritional Facts: per ball
100 cal; 2protein; 5g total fat (1g sat fat); 11g carb; 0mg chol; 15mg sod; 2g fiber; 4 sugars
*This recipe is based off of  a recipe from Runner’s World Meals on the Run

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