Birthday Cake Energy Balls

Birthday Cake Energy Balls

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.)

Birthday Cake Energy Balls

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.

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.

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

Birthday Cake Energy Balls
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Birthday Cake Energy Balls

These no-bake birthday cake energy balls are an easy, quick snack!

Course Shakeology, Snack
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 16 servings, 1 ball each
Calories 101 kcal
Author Rebecca Swanner


  • scoops Vanilla Shakeology
  • cups dry old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 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


  1. Combine Shakeology, oats, almond butter, and dates in food processor; pulse until dates are incorporated.
  2. Add almonds, banana, and extract; pulse until just blended.
  3. Roll into sixteen balls, about 1-inch in diameter each.
Nutrition Facts
Birthday Cake Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Single Serving Snack

P90X3 Portions
½ Carb
1 Fat

Body Beast Portions
½ Starch
1 Fat

Portion Fix Containers
½ Purple
½ Yellow
1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It!
Enjoy as an occasional treat. Be sure to track it.

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Photos by Rebecca Swanner.

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