Nut-and-Seed Energy Balls
These intensely rich, super-seed and nut butter treats are meant to be consumed in small portions — one or two at a time — not scarfed down! Unlike other energy snacks, you need no blender or food processor to make them. This makes a great late-afternoon pick-me-up, post-workout snack, or even a good way to start the day. Use different nut butters, seeds, and dried fruits to vary it each time you make it.
Makes about 1 dozen
- 1/2 cup organic smooth peanut, cashew, or almond butter
(make sure it’s more firm than runny)
- 1/3 cup hemp, sesame, or chia seeds, or as needed
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
- 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries, cherries, or blueberries
Combine the nut butter, seeds, and syrup in a small bowl. Work together with the tines of a fork. Depending on the texture of the nut butter, you may need to work in more seeds. It should be easy to take a small clump of this mixture and form into a ball.
Work in the dried fruit of choice. With slightly damp hands, roll small clumps into balls not more than 1 inch in diameter and arrange on a small plate. Eat at once, or refrigerate for an hour or so.
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