Birthday Cake Energy Balls

Birthday Cake Energy Balls

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These Birthday Cake Energy Balls made with Vanilla Shakeology are incredibly easy to “bake” — all you have to do is toss 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, then this is definitely the dessert for you.

(Psst — the sprinkles are just for decoration.)

Birthday Cake Energy Balls on plate

These little nuggets of deliciousness are loaded with healthy vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and super yummy.

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 seven grams 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.

These Birthday Cake Energy Balls are the perfect pick-me-up for that afternoon slump or when you’re feeling a little peckish.

Or make a big batch and you’ve got a healthy snack stash to take on the road or to the gym.

Birthday Cake Energy Balls on plate
4.45 from 25 votes

Birthday Cake Energy Balls

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

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword Vanilla Shakeology
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 rolled oats
  • cup all-natural smooth almond butter
  • 4 Medjool dates, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped 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.
  4. Serve immediately, or store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Birthday Cake Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 43mg2%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents
½ Purple
½ Yellow
1 tsp.

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