Fit Almond Energy Balls

soulful snacks Feb 01, 2020

The star of this recipe is Almond meal which provides a gluten-free alternative to flour for gluten-free cooking. Because almonds are also low in carbohydrates compared to wheat, almond meal also works as a low-carbohydrate alternative to wheat flour.

Use it in place of flour for bread, muffins and pancakes for a healthful treat. Make chocolate almond no-bake cookies from a mixture of almond meal, cocoa, toasted coconut and dates. Alternatively, use a spoonful of almond meal to add texture to Greek yoghurt, or stir it into your morning oats.

Almonds also boast an impressive nutrient profile. A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of almonds contains (1):

  • Fibre: 3.5 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Fat: 14 grams (9 of which are monounsaturated)
  • Vitamin E: 37% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 32% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 20% of the RDI
  • They also contain a decent amount of copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and phosphorus.

This is all from a small handful, which supplies only 161 calories and 2.5 grams of digestible carbohydrates. I hope that you enjoy this quick recipe for Fit Almond Energy Balls.



Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb & Quick

Makes: 6

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 0 mins




  • 1 cup (120g) almond meal
  • 1 - 2 tbsp. of honey (or maple syrup) (personally I would use 1)
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. desiccated coconut or poppy seeds



Place the almond flour into a bowl, add honey and oil and mix well using your hand, pressing firmly. Form 6 balls.

You can also add half a teaspoon of lemon juice to break the sweetness.

Roll the energy balls in coconut poppy seeds. Enjoy.


P.S. If you use 2 TBS of honey or maple syrup these almond energy bites make a great snack after a strenuous run or workout at the gym.

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