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Energy balls recipe - Dr. Axe

No-Bake Energy Balls

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These easy-to-make energy balls are also vegan-friendly, are naturally gluten-free and have no refined sugar. And yeah, they give you natural energy!


  • ¼ cup cacao nibs
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted and then cooled
  • 810 Medjool dates, pitted
  • ½ cup sunflower butter (or almond butter)
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Place the cacao nibs and shredded coconut into a food processor and pulse until well-combined.
  2. Place the remaining ingredients into the food processor and blend until well-combined.
  3. Roll the mixture into 12 balls (approximately 1 inch in diameter).
  4. Roll the balls individually in cacao nibs, shredded coconut or hemp seeds and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Cover and chill for an hour or freeze up to 2½ weeks.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Snacks, Desserts
  • Method: Freezing
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 190
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 73mg
  • Fat: 13.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 5.4g
  • Protein: 5g

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