Energy bites, or energy balls, whatever you’d like to call them, are a wonderful, quick, and easy snack to have available!
As the name suggests – these are an excellent pre or post-workout snack, treat, or speedy breakfast if you need an energy boost.
There are SEVERAL reasons to try these little treats, not least of which is how simple they are!
Have your kids help so they feel more involved in making their food.
Also, energy bites are versatile, so you can get creative to make unique energy balls catered to your family’s taste buds.
Each recipe below has a fantastic combination of protein, healthy carbs and fats, and fiber, and several have even more nutrients thanks to additional ingredients such as pumpkin, turmeric, and blueberries.
So, the health benefits vary, but you can pretty much count on energy balls (made with good ingredients like these) to support healthy weight control, mood improvement, lean muscle building, reduce inflammation, and more.
I always try to have different energy bites in the fridge and freezer in sealed containers for easy access!
Here Are Thirteen Of Our Favorite Recipes:
Chocolate Brownie Energy Balls
There are endless ways to satisfy your sweet tooth, including several recipes on this list.
These blissful chocolatey brownie bites are especially great because they taste almost exactly like brownies but have MUCH more nutritional value than the typical dessert!
PB & J Energy Bites
These bites take a favorite, classic combination (PB & J) and turn it into something new and delicious.
Your kids are going to LOVE these (so are you!) And you can make the recipe your own by choosing your favorite nut butter.
Cranberry Protein Balls
These naturally sweet protein balls are super satisfying! You can make these year-round, but my favorite time to enjoy them is the Holiday season, thanks to the cranberries.
Also, fun fact: cranberries are considered a superfood because they’re rich in antioxidants, help prevent UTIs, support heart health, and can protect against certain illnesses.
Blueberry Lemon Power Bites
These are my favorite in the Spring and Summer months because they’re super refreshing!
They’re also an EXCELLENT nutrient-packed treat for children and growing teenagers, so prepare a few to store in the kitchen, and you can grab them as an after-school snack or to keep your energy up in the summer heat!
Energy Packed Trail Mix Balls
Get creative when you make these, and use a different nut each time.
Replace the walnuts with cashews, almonds, or my favorite: pecans!
Chocolate Energy Brownie Balls
You can use cocoa OR cacao in this recipe, but the two are processed differently.
Cacao is higher in protein, fiber, magnesium, and iron than cocoa, but you can use either!
If you want to read more about the differences, check out this article.
Chocolate Pumpkin Balls
I’m a sucker for all things pumpkin, so these chocolate pumpkin balls are some of my favorites.
Pumpkin has many health benefits, including boosting immunity, being low in calories, high in antioxidants, and a great source of vitamins C and E, iron, and folate!
No-Bake Energy Balls
Double your batch when you make these energy balls because they’ll be a HIT.
2 protein energy balls each day as a snack is a perfect serving size, so make plenty for everyone to enjoy this week!
Raspberry Chocolate Protein Balls
Another delicious berry and chocolate combination!
Raspberries are not only delicious, but they also provide plenty of potassium and are essential for heart health.
Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Balls
If you liked the other recipes on this list, then you’ll love these too!
Cashews naturally contain healthy fat, protein, and antioxidants, so besides being a great healthy snack choice, this combination helps to manage cravings and help you feel satisfied.
Turmeric Lemon Ginger Protein Balls