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Almond Butter and Quinoa Energy Balls


Description

Simple and nutritious, these Almond Butter and Quinoa Energy Balls are lightly sweet and satisfying.


Ingredients

Scale
  • ¾ cup natural almond butter
  • 1/2 cup quinoa 
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of oats
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp of ground flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add the quinoa and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  2. In a large bowl add all the ingredients. With a wooden spoon mix well to combine everything. You will end up with a sticky dough that holds together. 
  3. With your hand, form small balls about 1 inch of diameter.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

Substitution Ideas

  • ¾ natural peanut butter instead of almond butter
  • To make these nut-free, use sunflower seed butter
  • ¼ cup of honey instead of maple syrup 
  • 3 tbsp of hemp seeds instead of flax seeds 

Tips

  • To make easier to roll the balls, you can place the bowl with the mixture in fridge for 30 minutes. 
  • You can keep the energy ball in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.

 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: recipes
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: healthy

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 124
  • Sugar: 5.2 grams
  • Fat: 6.5 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 13.6 grams
  • Fiber: 2.6 grams
  • Protein: 3.6 grams

Keywords: Almond Butter and Quinoa Energy Balls