Nowadays, there are so many energy balls recipes out there, all made with chocolate, almond butter and dates. Don't get me wrong, they are really delicious and I made quite a lot of them. But now I felt like I was ready for a change. I felt kind of fruity, now that it's getting really warm outside.
Apricots remind me of sunshine and refreshing drinks somehow. That's why I tried vanilla apricot energy bites. Besides my favourite vegan ice cream, they are my absolutely favourite treat now, when you sit outside whil enjoying the warm weather and the beautiful sun.
I'm a huge fan of energy balls. Sadly, during my prep I wasn't able do make or enjoy any of them. Now I can! ;)
Best thing about them: They're made in just 15 minutes. No joke!
If you're in need to curb your sweet cravings with a healthier nutrient-dense snack, go ahead and try these! They are also perfect for meal prep, as they are highly portable.
(for approx. 18 balls)
- 70g chopped nuts
- 180g dried apricots
- 10g oats
- 5g chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- optional: 10g protein powder (I used vanilla whey)
Macros per ball
- Calories: 51
- Protein: 1.8g
- Carbs: 5g
- Fat: 2.1g
Put the chopped nuts in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Add the apricots, oats, chia seeds, vanilla essence and cinnamon and pulse until chopped well. Using 1 tbsp at a time, form the mixture into balls. Put in the fridge for 1 hour and enjoy.
Let me know if you tried and enjoyed these vanilla apricot energy balls or if you have any other energy ball recipe you want to share with everyone in the comment section!