Easy Chia Energy Balls (No Bake) Chia Seeds For Energy

Energy Bites with Chia Seeds

While these chia energy balls are super nutritious, they're also yummy.  So they're an awesome snack for adults and kids. Basically, a good for you snack that tastes so good, it feels like you're indulging. What could be better?

Chia Energy Balls
Chia Energy Balls

Chia seeds are super seeds. The tiny chia is high in protein, fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, manganese, & phosphorus.  There are many health benefits to adding chia seeds to your diet, according to this article by the Huffington Post.

A Healthy, High Energy Snack

These Chia Energy Balls are packed with nutrition, protein and fibre, and they seriously taste really, really good. Chia seeds are the stars here, but these chia energy balls also get a boost from some other super foods, like oats, and dark chocolate chips. These delicious little energy balls are a perfect snack to take on an outdoor hike, a ski trip, or for after a workout.  Healthy energy balls are a delicious way to get the protein you need to keep your energy levels high when you are being active.

Perfect for the Lunchbox

And for the lunchbox, these are perfect. Kids love these, and they are so much more nutritious than a cookie, or a sugar laden granola bar. Too often, those bars are loaded with sugar, including high fructose corn syrup. If you look closely at the labels, you'll also see saturated fats, artificial colours, high levels of sodium, and artificial preservatives. Many of the commercial granola bars are even worse, nutrition wise, than a cookie.

So Easy to Make, and Versatile, too

And as a bonus, it  takes just a couple of minutes to whip up a batch of these little super bites. They are very portable, and easy to take along on your next adventure. It can't get any easier. You can substitute hemp hearts, or ground flax seed for the chia, and change up the other ingredients, too.  (Try chopped nuts, dried cranberries or raisins).  If you have nut allergies, or a nut free school, try tahini, (sesame paste), sunflower seed butter, or soy butter as alternatives to the almond butter.

And another great way to get some chia in your diet is this Triple Berry Smoothie Bowl.

How to Make Easy Chia Energy Balls

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Energy Bites with Chia Seeds
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Easy Chia Energy Balls (No Bake) Chia Seeds For Energy
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Mix up a batch of these healthy and Delicious Chia Energy Balls in minutes to pack along when you are on the go.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Servings: 24 balls
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Colleen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup almond butter or any nut butter.
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a bowl and combine
  2. Refrigerate mixture for about 30 minutes.
  3. With your hands, roll into 3 inch balls
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Recipe Notes

If you want uniform sized balls, try using a melon baller to shape these energy balls.

If you want to avoid chia seeds in your teeth, you can use ground chia, or grind the seeds in a spice grinder

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chia Energy Balls (No Bake) Chia Seeds For Energy
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 111mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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