Maca Energy Balls

An easy, nutrient packed snack to curb that afternoon sweet tooth. Packed with gems like maca, hemp seeds and almond butter, and naturally sweetened wth Medjool dates. 

a plate of maca energy balls.

When it comes to snacks, I’m all about options that are filled with whole food ingredients, but don’t skimp on flavour. I created these energy balls with this is mind and packed them with plenty of nutrients that support blood sugar balance and hormonal health! 

These energy balls are vegan, gluten-free, grain-free and make a great grab-and-go snack for anytime of the day! They don’t require any baking and are the perfect combo of carbs, protein and healthy fats.

Health benefits of maca: 

Maca powder comes from a root grown in Peru and has been used for centuries by South American cultures. It’s a well-known adaptogen, which helps the body naturally adapt to stressors. Maca consumption has been associated with reduced stress and anxiety, and may support energy and mood, mental focus, hormonal balance and a healthy libido. 

Maca Energy Balls

Recipe by Emily MaudeCourse: Snacks, Dessert
Servings

16-18

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

An easy, nutrient packed snack to curb that afternoon sweet tooth! Packed with gems like maca, hemp seeds and almond butter, and naturally sweetened with Medjool dates

Ingredients

  • 8 soft Medjool dates, pits removed

  • 1/3 cup hemp hearts

  • 1/2 cup nut &/or seed of choice (I used cashews and pumpkin seeds)

  • 1/3 cup almond butter

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 1.5-2 tbsp maca powder

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 1 tbsp of water, as needed

Directions

  • Place all ingredients, except water, in a food processor and process briefly until a “dough-like” batter forms. If your dough doesn’t quite stick together, add a little water and process again.
  • Roll into balls and refrigerate until ready to eat.

Notes

  • These energy balls aren't overly sweet. If you would prefer them to be sweeter, feel free to add a few more dates. Your mixture will likely be more sticky, so you may want to use less almond butter and omit the water.

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