There are so many things that can sap our energy – work, school, family, exercise, stress – and in summer, the heat can drain us as well. Before you reach for another cup of coffee or some packaged “energy” drink, stop to think about what you’re doing. Extra caffeine from coffee, soda and those “energy” drinks will just leave you jittery, and that’s not real energy. What about that mid-afternoon candy bar? All that refined sugar will just pick you up and make you crash soon after. When you feel like you need some refueling, reach for a power-packed snack ball instead. Snack balls are healthy snacks with just the right ingredients to boost your energy, and they won’t make you crash later. Energy-packed snack balls are a perfect size – just a bite or two – to fuel you up without weighing you down.
Take a look at these 10 Big, Bad Amazing Vegan Energy Bites, Balls and Bombs and these 7 Nutrient-Dense Energy Balls That Will Power Your Day! As you can see, there are many choices that are healthy and delicious. Also known as bliss balls, protein balls, dough balls, energy balls, protein truffles, and amazeballs, these little treats are perfect any time of the day. Whether you eat them for an energy boost or for just a delicious little snack, you’ll love these 25 snack balls from our Food Monster App!
1. Super Easy Peanut Butter Snack Balls
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Is that your stomach growling? Clémence Moulaert‘s Peanut Butter Snack Balls will quiet that down. Peanut butter, healthy nuts and dates, and coconut will satisfy that mid-afternoon craving in a better way than any candy could.
2. High-Protein Green Buzz Balls
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3. Superpower Protein Balls
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4. Apricot Energy Balls
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It only takes two ingredients – apricots and coconut – to make these amazing Apricot Energy Balls by The Kind Cook. There is no added sugar, just the natural sweetness of the fruit for a delicious treat.
5. Cacao-Coconut Plantain Rice Energy Balls With Pepitas
Satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way with Alissandra Maffucci‘s Cacao-Coconut Plantain Rice Energy Balls. Made sweet with dates and chocolatey from cacao powder, these balls also have plantains, coconut and salty pepitas for a perfect dessert or snack.
6. Raw Vegan Amazing Ginger Energy Bites!
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Koko Brill‘s Raw Vegan Ginger Energy Bites provide the perfect burst of energy and flavor to wake you up pre- or post-workout or from the dreaded three p.m. slump. Almonds, cashews, chia seeds, and ginger are rolled into the perfect bite size that provides a lot of punch.
7. Pistachio and Matcha Truffles
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Pistachios, chia seeds, dates and nut butter are combined with superfood Matcha green tea to make Karielyn Tillman‘s Pistachio and Matcha Truffles. You get lots of nutrients, and they taste delicious.
8. Lavender and Vanilla Dream Balls
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Emily von Euw‘s Dream Balls are filled with ingredients that are good for you like cashews, walnuts, dates, coconut and hemp seeds. Dried lavender makes them taste extra-special, and they’re covered in dark chocolate, so they have to be great, right?
9. Pistachio Sesame Seed Balls
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10. Clean and Colorful Cacao and Walnut Truffles
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Even a snack ball that’s made for pure enjoyment is still healthy and good for you. Karielyn Tillman‘s Cacao and Walnut Truffles are filled with healthy nuts, dates and superfoods like cacao. Roll them in crushed pistachios and goji berries for a fun and colorful presentation.
11. Fit and Fab Granola Bites
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These homemade, vegan Granola Bites by Rebecca Jacobs are made with wholesome ingredients like cashews, rolled oats, and puffed rice cereal. They have an added dose of omegas and plant protein from chia seeds, and the dark chocolate makes them super delicious!
12. Goji Berry and Hazelnut Cacao Truffles
13. Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownie Balls
Super easy and super delicious, these Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownie Balls by Pauline Hanuise will become your favorite go-to snack. They are also super handy if you want to impress your friends and make them pretty happy as well because who doesn’t love brownies?
14. Yogi Date Balls
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Jesse Jane Lee‘s Yogi Date Balls are perfect for that on-the-go snack that will give you energy for the rest of your day. Naturally sweetened with dates and filled with nutritious and delicious nuts and seeds, these protein- and fiber-packed snack balls are a yummy way to fuel your day.
15. Cocoa PB Balls
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16. Protein Balls
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The name of Maria Benoit‘s Protein Balls tells you they will boost your energy, but it doesn’t give away how good they taste. Cacao nibs, cacao powder, peanut butter and dried cranberries make them delicious while maca powder, protein powder, and oatmeal make them good for you.
17. Cranberry Date Walnut Protein Balls
Aspen Ballard‘s Cranberry Date Walnut Protein Balls are the perfect, decadent mixture of sweet and salty. With only four clean ingredients, these are better than any protein bars you can buy in stores.
18. Crunchy Raw Vegan Protein Balls
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Karielyn Tillman‘s Crunchy Raw Protein Balls are simple to make and have so much nutrition packed into each tiny little chocolate ball. The protein will satisfy any sweet cravings in a yummy and healthy way.
19. Sweet and Sour Pecan and Pistachio Balls
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Rachael Campbell‘s Pecan and Pistachio Balls are an interesting mix of sweet white mulberries and sour cherries, leaving you wanting more. They are naturally sweetened with dates, coconut, and oranges.
20. Raw Coconut Lemon Bombs
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21. Pistachio, Sesame, Lime Energy Bites
Amy Height‘s Energy Bites only have six ingredients that add tons of flavor with no refined sugar. Pistachios, sesame seeds, and almond butter give you lots of protein while dates and lime add natural sweetness.
22. Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Balls
23. Super-Simple, Nutrient-Dense Raw Chocolate Energy Bites
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If you love decadent desserts, Christina Bedetta‘s Raw Chocolate Energy Bites will satisfy your sweet tooth while boosting your energy. They are packed with natural protein, natural carbohydrates and are naturally sweet. They’re also naturally delicious.
24. Turtle Cookie Energy Bites
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Alyssa Rimmer‘s Turtle Cookie Energy Bites will give you lots of energy because they’re packed with nutritional goodies like raw pecans, nut butter, cocoa powder, dates and quinoa crisps. The fact that they taste like cookies is just bonus.
25. Chocolate Sea Salt Energy Bites
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Chocolate and sea salt is an amazing taste combination. Bianca Scartabello‘s Chocolate Sea Salt Energy Bites are packed with dates, walnuts, cacao and chia seeds and will give you the energy boost you need with the incredible chocolatey taste you want.
Great balls of fire! Getting that energy boost in a yummy snack ball is so much better than downing some “energy” drink filled with caffeine. These tasty snack balls will fuel you up and give you the energy to get through your day.
Hungry for more? Check out The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Snacks!
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