Energy Snack Balls For When You Need Protein On the Go

By Lauren Bossi, Plant Based on a Budget

These snack bites are great for quick energy on the go, and with the added serving of veggies Ė you can’t beet them!

Yes, beets are the secret ingredient that give these snack balls their pink hue, extra nutrients†and hint of sweetness.


Feel free to adapt them any way you please. The one thing I will say is the beets are very moist so it is crucial to have oats or almond flour as a base to absorb some of that moisture. Otherwise, these are great with chia seeds, hemp hearts, other kinds of nuts and even peanut butter. Enjoy!

Energy Snack Balls
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium beet (cooked)
  • 3/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 T raw cacao powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine beets and dates in a food processor until chopped very small. Add all other ingredients one at a time and process until a thick "dough" forms.
  2. Roll into 18 balls, coat with more coconut or dust with cacao powder and pop into the freezer until hardened.
  3. Enjoy!
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61 comments

Stephanie s
Stephanie s2 days ago

Thank you

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Stephanie s
Stephanie s2 days ago

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Stephanie s
Stephanie s2 days ago

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Stephanie s
Stephanie s2 days ago

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Margie FOURIE
Margie FOURIE19 days ago

Interesting recipe

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Clare O
Clare O'Beara19 days ago

Thanks bit odd

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Deborah J
Deborah J29 days ago

Great, need something to do with beets. I appreciate that this recipe is mostly based on ingredients from the home pantry shelves - so many vegan recipes require special items I'm not going to start buying.

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Carl R
Carl Rabout a month ago

Thanks!!!

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Marija M
Marija Mabout a month ago

:) tks

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W. C
W. Cabout a month ago

Thank you.

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