DIY Raw Food Balls

DIY Raw Food Balls

No matter who you are or where you are, sometimes you just want a little snack to curb that sweet tooth, but you don’t want to go for something too sugary or unhealthy. Luckily, even for those on the raw food diet, there are lots of DIY raw food energy balls that can be prepared quickly and be available to easily grab and munch on. Some of our favorite DIY raw food energy balls are as follows.

Peanut Cup Energy Bites

You’ll Need:
  • 1 cup of dates, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons of almond or peanut butter
  • ¼ cup dairy-free dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2/3 cups oats
Preparation:
  1. Blend dates in a food processor or blender until it forms a ball or very small pieces.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls and place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to let them set.
  4. Enjoy for up to a week or freeze for up to a month.

Apricot Energy Bites

You’ll Need:
  • 1 ½ cups dried apricots
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Preparation:
  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until combined.
  2. Roll the dough into balls and enjoy.
  3. These will store in the fridge for two weeks and up to one month in the freezer.

Apple Almond Bites

You’ll Need:
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 sliced apple
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preparation:
  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend.
  2. Roll into balls and place on a lined baking sheet.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then enjoy.

Thin Mint Energy Bites

You’ll Need:
  • 1 ½ cup dates, pitted
  • ½ cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
Preparation:
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until one large ball forms and rolls around the blade.
  2. Roll into 12 small energy balls.
  3. Put in refrigerator to set for 15 minutes on a parchment-lined tray.
  4. Enjoy and store leftovers in the freezer or refrigerator.

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