These paleo energy balls have saved my life last month while following a strict paleo diet. Not only do they make a great snack (or I’ve even had them at breakfast too) but they have 100% helped satisfy my sweet tooth! They’re free of grains, dairy or refined sweeteners. Plus with the addition of collagen protein, they also have a nice little boost of protein.
2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut, toasted
½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt, divided
1 cup medjool dates, pitted and cut into pieces (about 10 dates)
½ cup almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
¼ cup almond butter
2 scoops collagen
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more if necessary
- Combine sliced almonds, toasted coconut and ¼ teaspoon salt in a shallow dish. Set aside.
- Place dates, almond flour and coconut flour in a food processor, and pulse to chop. Add almond butter, collagen, maple syrup and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Process, scraping sides as necessary, until the mixture is evenly ground. Check to see if the mixture will come together by squeezing a bit of the dough. If it doesn’t, add one to two more teaspoons maple syrup and pulse again.
- Form into 12 balls. Roll balls in the almond and coconut mixture. If mixture doesn’t stick, add first roll the batch of balls in a bowl with a tiny bit of maple syrup to lightly coat them. Then roll in the mixture.
- Store in a glass storage container and refrigerate up to 5 days.
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 126
- Fat: 5 g
- Carbohydrates: 20 g
- Fiber: 6 g
- Protein: 3 g