Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Chocolate Chia Energy Balls

Energy balls have been my savior lightly. Every day for the last two weeks it's been go, go, go. It's been stressful and exhausting and to be honest the last thing I've wanted to do is cook when I finally get home. I've been keeping snacks handy because when I get hungry I tend to get a wee bit grumpy (hanger is real people). Enter snacks.

I LOVE energy balls, they're one of my favorite snacks. They're so easy to make, delicious to eat, and they're good for you! I won't ramble on about the benefits of chia seeds (if you're interested see this article), but I can promise you these energy balls are so good you'll come back for more. My mom is now addicted to them as well!

Chocolate Chia Energy Balls
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice (I like Peanut butter and Co's crunch time and Justin's vanilla almond butter)
  • 6 dates
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate protein powder (I like Vega and BeFit)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds

In a food processor combine nut butter, dates, protein powder, and chia seeds. Process until everything is combined into a coarse loose dough.

Take dough and roll into tablespoon sized balls. Repeat until all dough is gone. 

Store chia balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, you can also freeze them. 

If you make these yummy energy balls take a picture, tag me on instagram, and use the hashtag #thesimplelife I'd love to see your creations! Don't forget to like my new Facebook page

Nutriton info per chia ball (makes 10 balls):
Nutrition Facts
Servings 10.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3 g5 %
Saturated Fat 1 g3 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0 %
Sodium 27 mg1 %
Potassium 32 mg1 %
Total Carbohydrate 5 g2 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g4 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 3 g6 %
Vitamin A0 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium1 %
Iron1 %


  1. YUM!! What a fun recipe! Would you believe I've never actually made energy balls?? IKR? I must change that! Thanks for sharing girlie!
    xoxo Cailee!

    1. You've never made energy balls?! WHAT?! You have to make them sometime! They're so easy and yummy!! Have a terrific Easter love!