Keto Energy Balls (Vegan)
These Keto Energy Balls are healthy, no-bake, vegan, peanut butter chia seed and almond balls with sugar-free chocolate chips.
They are also paleo, gluten-free, and grain-free.
What Are Keto Energy Balls?
Keto Energy Balls are small bite-sized low-carb snacks loaded in fat and protein but also in various micronutrients.
They are no-bake keto energy bites that can be enjoyed after a workout, as a breakfast, or as a quick snack.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This recipe is amazing and tastes delicious, and it is:
- Ready In 20 Minutes
How To Make Keto Energy Balls
These chocolate peanut butter energy balls are a perfect little morning snack after a workout.
I love that the recipe can be made in 10 minutes and everyone can enjoy it in their way.
So let’s have a look at the simple ingredients you need to make these granola balls:
- Peanut Butter – of course, this is the base ingredient. The good news is that the recipe works with other nut butter as well, like almond butter or cashew butter. I personally adore the flavor of peanut butter. Make sure you check the ingredient list for no added oil, and no added sugar. You will be surprised by how many other ingredients some brands add to nut butter. It actually requires only one ingredient, peanuts. Check out my article on how to make a homemade peanut butter recipe if you prefer to make this at home.
- Sliced Almonds – you can also use roasted almonds that you crush into pieces, but I like the texture of sliced almonds. It reminds me of oats without the extra carbs.
- Pumpkin Seeds – They are the best seeds to boost your magnesium with 65% of your RDI, so don’t skip this ingredient. Plus, it’s a good source of plant-based iron, too. If you are vegan, 18% of RDI.
- Chia Seeds are loaded with fiber and calcium. So it’s another great seed to add to your breakfast for healthy digestion and strong bones.
- Flax Meal, like the other seeds above, it’s very rich in magnesium and iron, so if you are vegan, it’s a plus. On a low-carb diet, a flaxseed meal is recommended too as it’s very high in fiber, and great for stabilizing blood sugar levels.
- Sea Salt – optional, especially if your nut butter is already salty
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips – I love to add mine before pouring the warm peanut butter as they melt and give great chocolate peanut butter balls. If you prefer to feel the crunch of the chips, add them at the end after you incorporated the peanut butter and sweetener. You can make your own sugar-free chocolate chips with my recipe. Another great sugar-free option is cocoa nibs, slightly more bitter but delicious as well.
- Sugar-free Monk fruit syrup – this is my favorite go-to liquid syrup on a sugar-free diet. It has a glycemic index of zero, no calories, and it’s all-natural. You can, of course, use different liquid sweeteners. Some people prefer brown rice syrup or regular maple syrup. I won’t say they aren’t fine, they are simply higher in carbs, and their glycemic index will impact your blood sugar. So if you are on a keto low-carb diet, choose the same as me, sugar-free maple-flavored Monk Fruit syrup!
These Keto Energy Balls can be stored for up to 3 weeks in the fridge in an airtight container or up to 10 days in the pantry in a cookie jar.
They can also be frozen for 3 months and thawed in the fridge for a few hours.
Nutrient-Loaded Keto Energy Bites
We always talk about carbs and macronutrients on low-carb diets. We forget to tell us how much it is important to also reach your macronutrient target.
It’s hard to say how many of them are required. You only need a small amount of each micronutrient.
All I can tell you, you need extra micronutrients on a low-carb keto diet. Indeed, the keto diet is a diuretic.
This means you flush a lot of these nutrients with all the water you drink.
So this peanut butter granola ball recipe is perfect for reloading your micronutrient levels.
Enjoy the recipe, and if you made them, don’t forget to share a pic with me on Instagram before you dig in!
Keto Energy Balls
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