These balls are low glycemic, providing sustained energy and do not require baking.
One of the best things about these is you can customize them according to your own taste, generally with ingredients on hand. All you need to do is make sure the consistency will stick together in balls. You can even add in some small chunks of dark chocolate for extra antioxidants.
1 cup raw or roasted almond, cashew, sunflower or peanut butter (I personally like to mix almond and cashew butter as a delicious blend)
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp minced ginger (optional)
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup raisins, goji berries, or dried cranberries
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
4-6 pitted dates, or 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey (if you want this recipe as low-carb as possible, omit these natural sweeteners and use stevia and/or monk fruit sweetener instead)
pinch of sea salt
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 Tbsp of organic cocoa powder (optional)
2 scoops cold processed whey protein or collagen protein powder
1-3 Tbsp water or milk if needed to thin the mix and get the right moisture content
Mix all ingredients in bowl or food processor.
Press and roll into balls or press into a square pan.
Refrigerate for an hour or more. Keep refrigerated. Or freeze them if you plan to eat them over longer periods of time.