My Go-To Energy Ball Recipe

My Go-To Energy Ball Recipe is perfect for kids, nursing moms, athletes and anyone looking for a healthy snack. They’re full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats and easy to prep ahead of time to keep your freezer stocked.

Go-To Energy Ball Recipe great for kids or snack for breastfeeding moms

Hi friends!

Today I’m sharing my go-to energy ball recipe and I already know you’re gonna love it. I shared it on Instagram a few weeks ago and many of you have already tried and loved them! They’re super easy to make, packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats and perfect for stocking your freezer. I’ve become especially reliant on them while nursing. I find myself constantly starving having healthy, calorie-dense snacks like these on hand have been a total lifesaver while I’m feeding a tiny human and trying to keep my calorie intake up.

An added bonus? My kids also love them. They’re the perfect make-ahead snack that I can prep ahead of time on the weekend and have on hand to grab for them when they’re cranky and hungry.

go-to energy ball recipe, kid-friendly, breastfeeding snack

This recipe is gluten-free and can be made dairy-free if you use non-dairy milk and dairy-free chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life). I use peanut butter in mine but you could swap another nut butter or try sunflower seed butter for a nut-free version.

Here’s how you make them:

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My Go-To Energy Ball Recipe

My easy go-to energy ball recipe made with dates, hemp, peanut butter and flax

My Go-To Energy Ball Recipe is perfect for kids, nursing moms, athletes and anyone looking for a healthy snack. They’re full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats and easy to prep ahead of time to keep your freezer stocked.

  • Author: Lindsay

Ingredients

6-8 pitted Medjool dates (approx 1 cup)
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup pepitas
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup ground flax
1/2 cup peanut butter
2-4 Tbsp milk (dairy or non-dairy) or water
chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place dates, oats, pepitas, hemp and flax in a food processor and process until well chopped.
  2. Add peanut butter and process until mixed.
  3. Add 2 Tbps milk or water and process until the mixture starts to clump into a giant ball. Add more liquid 1 Tbsp at a time as needed.
  4. Add chocolate chips, pulse a few times to mix, then scoop or roll into balls.
  5. Store in the freezer!

Notes

Sub another nut butter or sunflower seed butter for peanut butter if desired.

You can eat these directly out of the freezer.

I’m not lying when I say we go through about two batches of these per week.

My Go-To Energy Ball Recipe is perfect for kids, nursing moms, athletes and anyone looking for a healthy snack. They're full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats and easy to prep ahead of time to keep your freezer stocked.

Let me know if you try them! If you like these, you might also like my Lemon Energy Balls and my No Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites.

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–