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Super Easy Coconut Cashew Energy Balls

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Coconut Cashew Energy Balls

These energy balls are the easiest, healthiest and most popular snack I’ve created yet!

Only 4 ingredients, ready in minutes, and low in sugar (only 1/2 tsp of raw honey in each ball).

I was so thrilled to have them featured on Shape.com in an article on healthier sugar substitutes my dietitian colleague Toby Amidor put together.
Some sweet facts about honey:

  • Honey is rich in calories from natural sugar, with 1 teaspoon providing 22 calories. This is more than white sugar, which has 16 calories in a teaspoon. But… Honey has a sweeter taste, so people tend to use less of it.
  • Honey is a better choice than white sugar because it doesn’t raise blood sugar levels as high. Honey also contains antioxidants and plant nutrients that have been shown to prevent tumour growth in animal studies.

So here they are, your new favourite snack, packed with fibre, protein and healthy fats. They’re gluten free if you use gluten free oats.

Energy BallsThey’re super addictive, so make extras if you plan to share!

Super Easy Coconut Cashew Energy Balls

These energy balls are vegan and gluten-free (if you use certified gluten-free oats). Only 4 ingredients, ready in minutes, and low in sugar (only 1/2 tsp of raw honey in each ball). They're super easy and super addictive!
Servings 12 balls
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup natural cashew butter
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, combine the first 3 ingredients.
  • Roll into balls about 1-inch in diameter.
  • Put shredded coconut on a plate and roll the balls in the shredded coconut to coat.
  • Place the balls in the fridge or freezer to harden.

Notes

Amount per truffle:
Total Calories: 72
  • Carbs 7 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Fat 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Calcium 6 mg
  • Iron 0.7 mg
  • Sodium 2 mg
Health Note: Choose pasteurized honey if you have a compromised immune system (for example, you’re on chemotherapy) or if you’re pregnant. Do not give honey to children under the age of 1 because there is a risk of infant botulism.
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Enjoy!

XO Christy

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