Cranberry Orange Energy Bites - Packed with protein and energy! They're easy and made in 5 minutes, so they're perfect for a quick and healthy snack!
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Cranberry Orange Energy Date Balls

These cranberry orange date balls are packed with protein and energy! They're easy and made in 5 minutes, so they're perfect for a quick and healthy snack!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Date Balls, Energy Ball, Energy Bite
Servings: 19
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Cups Dates roughly chopped (240 g)
  • ½ Cup Dried Cranberries 70g
  • ¼ Cup Whey Vanilla Protein powder + additional for rolling Grass-Fed for Paleo option
  • ¼ Cup + 2 Tbsp Slivered almonds
  • 1 – 1 ½ tsp Orange zest *
  • 2 tsp Coconut oil melted

Instructions

  • Place the chopped dates and the craisins into a food process and process until broken down and crumbly.
  • Add in the ¼ cup of protein powder, almond and orange zest. Process until well combined.
  • With the blender running, slowly stream in the melted coconut oil and process until the mixture comes together into a sticky ball. Depending on the strength of your food processor, this could take a few minutes.
  • Pour some vanilla protein powder onto a shallow plate. Roll the date mixture into 1 Tbsp sized balls (or bigger if you want) and roll around in the protein powder, gently shaking off to eliminate any excess.
  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. **
  • DEVOUR

Notes

*I liked the recipe with 1 ½ tsp Orange zest, as I love a bright, orangey flavour. My husband thought it was a little too bold, and preferred them with only 1 tsp. So start with 1 tsp and then blend in more if needed.
** The coconut oil will slightly harden in the refrigerator, so leave the balls at room temperature for a few minutes before eating if you want them soft.

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.3mg