Easy, simple, and quick energy bites that are super fudgy and laced with hints of orange zest and almond butter. The perfect on-the-go snack or post-workout protein boost.
Protein isn’t the only component you should be focusing on for your post-workout snack or meal!
A good combination of healthy carbs and protein is essential for post-workout recovery. Healthy carbohydrates will aid in replenishing glycogen stores that you utilized during your workout to give you fuel. While, protein aids in muscle growth.
That’s why these balls are filled with all the right ingredients.
- oats -> good source of carbohydrates and fiber
- walnuts -> healthy fats and protein
- cocoa powder -> antioxidants
- orange zest -> a nice zesty and fresh addition to these fudgy energy bites
- almond butter -> healthy fats and aids in the fudgy texture
These Orange Chocolate Energy Balls are…
Orange Chocolate Energy Balls
Easy, simple, and quick energy bites that are super fudgy and laced with hints of orange zest and almond butter.
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup raw walnuts
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup*
- 1-2 tsp water
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- (Optional): 1 scoop vegan chocolate protein powder
In a food processor, blend together oats and walnuts (and protein powder, if added) until it resembles a flour. Add in cocoa powder, orange zest, almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Add 1-2 tsp water until the dough starts to come together. Add cacao nibs and pulse a few more times to combine.
Taking 1 heaping tbsp of dough at a time, roll into balls. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
*Add maple syrup to your preferred sweetness or feel free to substitute with 1-2 pitted, medjool dates.