Lately I've been experimenting with carob powder! I toss it in my smoothies, raw granola, overnight vegan oats, and now...ENERGY BALLS! Carob powder is naturally sweeter and lower in fat than cocoa powder.
Vegan Energy Balls
- 1 cup of almonds
- 1/2 cup of walnuts
- 1 cup of pumpkin seeds
- 3 tablespoons of organic chia seeds
- 2-3 tablespoons of almond butter
- 1 heaping tablespoon of carob powder
- dash of cinnamon
- small handful of carob chips (optional)
- unsweetened coconut
You can alter the sweetness and texture by adding chopped dates instead of carob chips, and peanut butter instead of almond. A squeeze of lemon is also good in these little guys!
Blend/grind the nuts and toss all the ingredients into a food processor.
Roll into bite-sized balls and cover in coconut. They make for a great pre or post workout snack! Yum in my tum =)