Gluten Free Energy Balls with Peanuts & Cherries

Gluten Free Energy Balls with Peanuts & Cherries

A healthy snack with only 5 ingredients and no added sugar.
Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
10 min 0 min 10 min 20

Ingredients


1/4 cup Peanut butter, natural
1 1/4 cup pitted Dates (chopped)
1/2 cup Dried cherries
1 cup Peanuts, roasted
2 tbsp Flaxseed meal (ground)

Instructions


1. Add your peanut butter, dates, dried cherries, peanuts and flaxseed meal to your food processor and process until all of your ingredients are smooth, sticky and start to form a large dough ball (you should be able to remove some and roll it easily into balls).

 

2. Roll into 20 balls, set on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for an hour before transferring to a freezer bag or container.

 

3. Store in the freezer or fridge and pull a few out at a time for a quick snack.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 118
Calories from fat 50
Calories from saturated fat 6.7
Total Fat 5.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.6 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 2.5 mg
Potassium 170 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
Sugars 10.5 g
Protein 3.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.4
Meat Alternative 0.3

Energy sources


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Notes:

Quick Tips:

You can replace peanuts and peanut butter for any nut or nut butter of choice: almond, cashew, sunflower seed, tahini etc.

Ground chia works in place of flax seeds.

 


Nutritional Highlights:

Peanuts

Though peanuts have always been thought of as a high-sugar legume that is prone to mould, peanuts can actually have a place in a healthy diet. They are a rich source of protein, healthy fats and fiber, and also contain plenty of potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and B vitamins

Be sure to look for unsalted organic peanuts and peanut butter.

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