There are lots of recipes for the popular “No Bake Energy Bites” on the web, but many of them contain oats. If you are following a paleo diet and want to avoid eating oats, don’t worry! You can still enjoy these no bake energy balls without the oats… and they won’t fall apart in your hand.
These healthy snacks are not only quick and easy to make, but they are are great way to incorporate raw foods as well as fiber into your diet. They make satiating desserts as well as tasty snacks, so if you have a sweet tooth you can feel less guilty.
I’ve collected a few recipes below that you can make yourself. I personally don’t like to spend lots of time baking but I do like saving money and I like eating healthy. As you can imagine, I’m all over these paleo protein energy bites that don’t require any cooking.
No Bake Paleo Pumpkin Energy Bites
Ingredients include: sunflower seeds, dates, shredded unsweetened coconut, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Get the recipe here.
No Bake Carrot Cake Paleo Energy Bites
Ingredients include: carrots, walnuts, pecans, dates, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, stevia or maple syrup and coconut. Get the recipe here.
No Bake Paleo Chocolate Energy Bites
Ingredients include: hemp seeds, cacao powder, maca powder, walnuts, dates and sea salt. Get recipe here.
Deliciously Ella shows how simple is truly is to “design your own” paleo protein energy bites. I love this! You basically start by choosing 2 nuts of your choice and add in some dates to a food processor.
Then, she recommends adding hemp powder, chia seeds, ground flax seed and cacao powder to give your high-energy snack a good dose of protein, fiber, omega 3 and flavor. Lastly, add in coconut oil and any other spices, flavorings, seeds or other ingredients you want. Check it out:
What I love about her demonstration is that it makes it super easy to make your own custom energy bites because you have a basic recipe to work with. Just flavor it up with different extra ingredients every time you make it, and you will never get bored!
Plus, she goes way beyond healthy – there snacks are “super healthy” with superfoods like cacao, chia seeds and coconut oil.