If you’ve watched even a few episodes of Shark Tank, then you’re probably familiar with the concept of irresistible peer pressure. When it comes to these coconut energy balls, I feel like we’re talking about that episode. With everyone at our office obsessed with them, we had to figure out how to make them for ourselves! So after some serious experimenting and tweaking – these are the perfect combination of taste, texture and nutrition…
What’s in a coconut energy ball?
We’ve got all the delicious flavors of a classic energy ball in these coconut balls, but with a few extras to make them even more nutritious and filling. The ingredients are all superfoods, with the addition of maca powder for more energy, chromium for better blood sugar control, and protein to help you feel fuller longer. We’ve also added some healthy fats, which are great for slowing down the rate at which our blood sugar is released.
The coconut is also very high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are digested very quickly, rather than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs), which are digested more slowly, so they are great for a quick energy boost. And last but not least, we’ve added a little cinnamon because pfft, why not.
Why you should eat more energy balls
Energy balls are the most addictive thing ever created and you will find yourself eating one almost every afternoon. Trust us, we get it. They’re super healthy and super delicious, but most importantly, super easy to make. Plus, they’re portable and make the perfect on-the-go snack that’s both nourishing and tasty. We promise we haven’t changed the recipe that much, we just gradually increased the portions until we had a few ingredients left over. If you really want to kick your cravings to the curb, we recommend making these coconut balls during the week and storing them in the freezer. T
hat way, they will be there when you need them most. There’s no need to feel guilty about indulging in these because they’re higher in protein than most other energy snacks and are made with healthy fats. They’re also filling, making them great for sustained energy and helping you stay focused and alert during your busy day.
How to make coconut energy ball?
To make these healthy coconut energy balls, we used the same basic method that we do for our blueberry energy balls. We started by blending all the ingredients together in a high-speed blender, then we rolled them into balls using a spoon. The only major difference is that we used most of the batter to make balls, which meant that there weren’t as many blueberry pieces left at the end. To make these coconut balls vegan, simply swap the beef gelatin for ghee or coconut butter. If you’d like to add some extra protein and healthy fats, feel free to add in some seeds as well.
We recommend storing these coconut balls in an airtight container in the fridge. That way, they’ll stay super fresh and are equally delicious at room temperature or cold. Coconut balls taste best when they’re kept chilled, but they’re still edible after a few hours if they’re kept in the fridge. You can also freeze the rest of the batter to keep them fresh, especially if you’re making them in advance. We recommend chilling the batter in the fridge overnight before rolling into balls. That way, they’ll be super chilled and easy to roll into balls.
Tips for making healthy and delicious coconut energy balls
– Roll the balls as thinly as possible. That way, they will be easier to eat and won’t turn soggy quickly.
– We recommend eating the coconut energy balls in the morning, after lunch and then again in the late afternoon or early evening. That way, you’ll get the best results from the high protein and healthy fats.
– We’ve also included a few extra ingredients that you can add to make them even more nutritious and filling. Feel free to swap them in for the same nutritional effects.
– For the most optimal taste, we recommend using fresh ingredients. If you can’t find them all, then use some of the dried ingredients and a few fresh ingredients (i.e. you can use dried coconut flakes and add in some shredded coconut if you want).
– Most importantly, don’t be afraid to mess up. Coconut balls are supposed to be a little messy and uneven, so don’t be afraid to experiment with the ingredients and rolling technique. That’s half the fun!
These coconut energy balls are perfect for anyone who wants a quick, healthy snack that will keep them full and energized. They can be eaten at any time of the day or frozen for when you need a quick and healthy snack that will last you a few hours. We think these coconut energy balls are delicious and healthy, and we would love to hear from you, our readers, if you try them out for yourself!