Let’s face it. We all could use a little more energy. Everyone has something in their life that steals their energy, whether it’s a demanding career, school, or being a mom. For me, it’s juggling being a wife and mother to a 3 year old and newborn that is robbing me of my usual energy levels.
These energy balls are helping me get through the day when I’m up to my elbows in spit up, trying to get Meghan to go to the bathroom before rushing out the door in time to make it to her gymnastics class.
They don’t work quite as well as a strong cup of coffee or a nice, long nap, but they are keeping me fueled when I need it most. I love that they are a grab-and-go snack that Meghan enjoys just as much as I do.
I make a lot of different varieties of fruit-and-nut balls and bars, but I don’t usually post the recipes. I’m posting this one because these are unique and full of incredible flavor. There is a strong orange flavor that is complimented perfectly by the dried plums, cinnamon, and vanilla.
The best part is that this is a no-bake snack that can be ready to consume inside of 15 minutes. For this busy mama who is seriously lacking energy, that is exactly the kind of snack I need. If that’s how you’re feeling these days, give these quick and easy energy balls a try.Print
Orange Almond Energy Balls
No bake, perfect healthy snack ready in 10 minutes!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: Makes approximately 30 1-inch balls 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: American
- 1 1/2 cup whole almonds (I used roasted, lightly salted)
- 1 cup prunes (dried plums)
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Put all ingredients in a food processor. Process until the mixture is combined. You can make the balls as chunky or as uniform as you prefer. The picture shows them more chunky (less processed), but I have made them smoother (more processed). I have done it both ways and it’s great either way. If you will be feeding these to younger toddlers, I would recommend a smoother texture.
- Once the mixture is the texture you prefer, roll it into 1-inch balls. They can be stored at room temperature in an air-tight container. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 55
- Sugar: 2.4g
- Sodium: trace
- Fat: 3.5g
- Carbohydrates: 5.1g
- Protein: 1.6g
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Question: Is anything stealing your energy lately? What’s your favorite snack to help with energy slumps?