Birthday Cake Energy Balls
A “birthday cake” that only takes 15 minutes to make and doesn’t require any actual baking? Yes, please!
They’re incredibly easy to make — all you have to do is place seven ingredients into a food processor, blend them together, and you’re basically done. There’s no oven time required, so if you’re one of those raw cookie dough eaters (or just looking for a healthy gluten free snack), then this is definitely the dessert for you. (Psst – the sprinkles are just for decoration.)
These little nuggets of deliciousness are loaded with healthy vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but yet, they’re still super yummy.
A quick rundown on their nutritional benefits: A single serving (½ cup, cooked) of rolled oats (not quick-cooking oats) contains 8 percent of your daily recommendation for fiber and 6 percent for iron. Medjool dates are a rich source of key vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B6. Almonds and almond butter are good sources of vitamin E, which can help fight and prevent cell damage with its antioxidant properties. A quarter cup of these powerful little nuts has more than 7 g of protein, which will keep you feeling full — and full of energy. A banana adds natural sweetness and even more potassium, which your body needs to help it perform essential functions. Finish it all off with a splash of pure vanilla extract and Vanilla Shakeology.
- 1½ scoops Vanilla Shakeology
- 1¼ cups dry old-fashioned rolled oats
- ⅓ cup all-natural smooth almond butter
- 4 Medjool dates, coarsely chopped
- ¼ cup chopped raw almonds
- ½ cup mashed banana (about 1 large banana)
- ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
Here are your instructions:
Combine Shakeology, oats, almond butter, and dates in food processor; pulse until dates are incorporated.
Add almonds, banana, and extract; pulse until just blended.
Roll into sixteen balls, about 1-inch in diameter each.