Tuesday, April 10, 2012

a taste of tuesday: Energy Balls

I have been experimenting with making organic energy balls. There are a million different recipes for them. Literally. Type in "energy ball recipe" into google and come back with 4,990,000 results.  So when I say millions, I'm not lying. But I have to say that my blogger friend, Kim at your green baby, has been most of my inspiration with all the yummy delicious snacks she makes for her little guy. So, last week I scoured the pantry and came up with this concoction: 

Gluten Free Organic Energy Balls Recipe:

1 Tbsp organic hemp seeds 
1 Tbsp organic chia seeds
1 Tbsp organic honey
1/4 C organic sunflower seeds
1/4 C organic pumpkin seeds
1/4 C organic coconut flakes (I crushed them into smaller pieces after I took this photo)
1/4 C organic gluten free oats
1/4 C organic dried cranberries
1/2 C organic nut butter

Note: Next time I will use more nut butter since I kept adding more ingredients. My end product was a bit crumbly. You decide how much you need based on what texture you like. And experiment with ingredients... try adding granola instead of oats, agave instead of honey, chocolate chips or raisins instead of cranberries.  The possibilities are endless!!

Combine everything in a large bowl and mix well.

Roll into balls and set on wax paper and refrigerate minimum 1 hour. Enjoy.

Everyone in our family loved these... and they went so fast I didn't get a chance to take another 'pretty' photo of them... or a photo of any one of us enjoying them!! 

What is your favorite snack for the whole family?


  1. These looks delish!!!! We have just finished up our stash and will be making more today :)

    Thanks so much for the mention, I really appreciate it :)

    Enjoy your day!

    1. and i appreciate all the goodness you share with the world!

  2. These look delicious! Definitely going on my list!

  3. They look amazing! Definitely something worth trying. Thanks for sharing....Kim is awesome, isn't she?!?!

    1. yes, let me know what you put into yours.... and Kim is awesome!!

  4. Yum! We'll have to try those one of these days. Did your little guy get to help?

    Lovely new blog look, by the way.

    1. Katie,

      I actually made these one day when Avi was napping. But they are so easy that they are perfect for little hands to help! And thanks for noticing the cleaner look. :)

  5. I love love love Kim's "raw cookie dough" as well as the date nut balls from Rachel at Clean. I'm the only one in the house who eats them right now. And I eat them like nobodies business!

    1. KC, yes, i haven't tried the raw cookie dough, but just found those on Kim's site... I can't wait to try them.... and I'll have to check out Rachel at Clean! thanks

  6. Oh, I bet my kids would love these. Must try!

  7. These look ono! (delicious in hawaiian) I have seen recipes that grind up all the ingredients in a food processor, but this way is prettier. And you know looks count for food!


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