Cranberry Matcha Coconut Energy Balls

Energy balls are a great snack for grabbing while you’re on the go. They take less than 10 minutes to make a batch, store in the fridge for a few weeks, are healthier than your average granola bar, and are super convenient to eat while you’re busy.

I had been wanting to try a few recipes for quite some time and kept putting it off, until my friend Tasha posted her raw chocolate and coconut protein bites recipe.  She finally gave me the motivation I needed to try making some energy balls and I’m completely hooked! I’ve made energy bites every week during my meal prep for the last few weeks 🙂

In my snack bites experimenting, I came across a super tasty matcha chia seed recipe from Christine at Jar of Lemons. The recipe is super tasty, but being new to making energy balls, I didn’t realize you should soak dates before blending them and I broke my food processor 🙁 Lesson learned, make sure to soak your dates, or dried food in general, before trying to blend! Luckily I have a baby bullet and have been able to continue my experimentation which is how I came up with these tasty cranberry matcha coconut energy balls that I adapted from the Jar of Lemons recipe.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried cranberries, soaked for 15 minutes
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter, or the nut butter of your choice
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

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Directions

  1. Blend the cranberries in a food processor until they form a paste.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except the shredded coconut. Blend until well combined.
  3. The mixture may be too soft to roll into balls. If this is the case store in the refrigerator for up to a few hours so it can harden. Then create each ball by rolling the mixture by hand.
  4. Roll each ball in the shredded coconut.
  5. Store in refrigerator for up to a few weeks.

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xo Jannine

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By |2018-04-10T20:33:08+00:00April 11th, 2018|Food, Happy, Nutrition|8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Lola April 19, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    This looks yummy I have never had the macha powder but have heard so many great things about it.

    • Jannine May 14, 2018 at 7:36 pm - Reply

      You definitely need to try matcha!
      xo Jannine

  2. Lydia April 20, 2018 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Love how easy these are and they sound delicious!!

    XO http://www.lydialouise.com

    • Jannine May 14, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      They’re so quick and easy!
      xo Jannine

  3. Stacy | Stacys’s Savings April 26, 2018 at 6:50 am - Reply

    I love that they only take 10 minutes! I think i can handle that.

    ~Stacy | http://www.stacyssavings.com

    • Jannine May 14, 2018 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      An easy 10 minutes for a week’s worth of snacks, totally worth it!
      xo Jannine

  4. Tasha Alexander May 15, 2018 at 10:14 am - Reply

    I plan to try these this week! 🙂

    • Jannine May 22, 2018 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      Yay! Let me know what you think!
      xo Jannine

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