Coconut Almond Energy Balls

Protein balls are one of our favorite ways to get in protein and fiber in a real quick way! We love having these on-the-go, as a post workout snack, or as an evening treat. The protein and fiber combination keeps you full longer.

(Yields 12 balls; 1-3 balls per serving depending on how large you roll them out)

Ingredients

  • 8 medjool dates pits removed
  • ½ cup ground flax seed (or about 1/4 cup whole flax seed)
  • 1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or another nut butter of choice)

Directions

  1. Remove pits from dates if not already removed.
  2. Place dates into food processor. Process on high speed until dates are somewhat of a ‘paste’ texture. You may need to use a spatula to get dates off of the side of the food processor.
  3. Add flax seeds and process on high speed again. If the mixture is not a paste yet or is too dry, add 1-2 tbsp of water in.
  4. Add remaining ingredients in. Pulse to combine. You can also combine on high speed for 2-3 seconds to make sure everything is truly combined.
  5. Roll dough into small balls. Refrigerate and keep for 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.