My favourite…just a few minutes, a few ingredients and presto: a healthy snack is ready to go! I love these raw energy bites as pre-workout snack before early morning training sessions. I don’t have much of an appetite at 5 am but I still need some energy for the gym and these cashew coconut balls are the perfect solution! They’re delicious, oil-free, super easy to make, have no added sugar and are ready in minutes.
Be Prepared, Eat Well
I really believe that being prepared is the key to healthy eating. We’ve all got action-packed days and if we’re not prepared, it can be difficult to consistently make healthy food choices. Being hungry makes healthy food choices even more difficult.
I couldn’t get by without doing at least some food prep on the weekends. I like to make a couple snack recipes, chop veggies and make a few entrees ahead of time to make weekday life much easier. I’m usually pretty hungry when I get home from work and if I don’t have something quick and easy to eat, I tend to grab whatever snacks I can find before I even start making dinner. Before I know it, I’ve added hundreds of extra calories to my day.
Simple recipes like these cashew coconut balls are great for food prep because they only take a few minutes to make, they’re portion-controlled and they’re perfect for packing along with you on busy days to help manage hunger.
Cashew Coconut Balls
With just 3 simple ingredients this is hardly a recipe, but they’re just so easy and yummy why not share! These delicious, flavourful balls of energy only require 3 whole food ingredients: unsweetened shredded coconut, dates and raw cashews. I like to add a pinch of sea salt to enhance the flavours but that’s totally optional.
Mix, roll, EAT. That’s it!
- 1 cup (225 g) packed, soft pitted dates
- 1 cup (100 g) raw cashews
- ¾ cup (60 g) unsweetened fine coconut
- ⅛ tsp sea salt (optional)
- Blend all ingredients until it forms a dough.
- Roll into balls and store in the fridge.
More no-bake energy ball recipes:
Java Chip Balls
Vegan Lime & Coconut Energy Bites
Pre-Workout Powerful Mocha Bites
5-Ingredient Paleo Power Bars
Homemade Lemon Pie Larabars
No-Bake Oat and Almond Bars