A “birthday cake” that only takes 15 minutes to make and doesn’t require any actual baking? Yes, please!
These Birthday Cake Energy Balls are 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 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. The batch lasted in our office, oh, maybe five minutes.
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.
We’re not saying these will turn you into a superhero, but we’re also not saying they won’t. (Unrelated fun fact: We’re totally loving our new invisibility powers.)
These Birthday Cake Energy Balls are the perfect pick-me-up for that afternoon slump or when you’re feeling a little peckish. Make a big batch and you’ve got a healthy snack stash to take on the road or to the gym.
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Birthday Cake Energy Balls
These no-bake birthday cake energy balls are an easy, quick snack!
- 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
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.
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Enjoy as an occasional treat. Be sure to track it.
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Photos by Rebecca Swanner.