Sponsored Article

Munch On These Energy-Boosting Bites

No-Bake Healthy Treats

Newsweek AMPLIFY-  Energy Bites

Snacking can be a problem. The urge to munch on something can happen at any time, for any reason. Whether you weren't able to feel full after your big meal, you got a bit hungry after doing some exercises (both mental and physical) or you're just bored, the desire to have something in your mouth can be uncontrollable at times.

What's the solution to having the unfortunate case of the snackies you might ask? It's simple really, you just have to surround yourself with healthier alternatives so that the next time you feel determined to reach out for something tasty enough to cull your cravings yet not heavy enough to make you feel bloated, you can snack away without having to face the guilt of over-indulging later on.

Enter Energy Balls

Energy balls are made from a fun, tantalizing, healthy combination of protein, good carbs, healthy fats, and fiber. These balls are also incredibly portable, perfect as on-the-go snacks, or even as munchies for before or after your workout!

Energy balls are full of nutrients and are made with superfoods. They help build lean muscle mass, raise energy, and assist in weight maintenance. They are the guilt-free choices that will you the energy hit you need without the sugar high drop that comes after with the sweeter, more caloric options you may have encountered before.

Nutribullet is a premier lifestyle brand that offers an array of state-of-the-art blenders that would be perfect for your snacking and smoothie needs. Here are 5 of their killer bites recipes for you to be able to create the perfect any-time snack.

Newsweek AMPLIFY-  Energy Bites

Sesame Bites

Made with oats, sesame seeds, flax seeds, almonds, dates, and more, these bites pack a punch of minerals, protein, and heart-healthy fats!

Ingredients

1 cup Oats, rolled, gluten-free

3/4 cup Sesame Seeds – white

1/2 cup Flax Seeds

1 cup Almonds – pulsed

1/2 cup Dates, pitted

3 tbsp Maple Syrup

1 cup Peanut Butter, creamy, unsalted

1 tsp Cardamom, green, ground – or pure vanilla powder

1/4 cup Sesame Seeds – black and white, for rolling outside

Directions

  • Pulse oats, ¾ cup of white sesame seeds, and flax seeds to a coarse powder and set aside.
  • Pulse almonds and dates to desired consistency and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add all ingredients, except for the 1/4 cup of sesame seeds, and mix to combine.
  • Roll into bite-sized balls, roughly 1-inch in diameter.
  • On a separate plate, sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of sesame seeds and roll each bite to cover the outside.
  • Place bites on a baking tray or pan and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Transfer to an airtight container once hardened and enjoy!
Newsweek AMPLIFY-  Energy Bites

Carrot Cake Bites

Sweet, nutty, and perfectly spiced, these no-bake carrot cake bites are the perfect healthy snacks to satisfy any sweet tooth. Each bite is packed with satiating oats, heart-healthy flax seeds, sweet dates, warm spices, and more to keep your body and your taste buds happy.

Ingredients

1 cup Oats, rolled, gluten-free

1/2 cup Flax Seeds

1/2 cup Dates, pitted

1 cup Walnut, roasted, unsalted – or nuts of your choice, such as pecans

2 Carrot – finely chopped, or two cups shredded

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

1 tsp Cinnamon, ground

1/2 tsp Ginger Root, ground

1/4 tsp Nutmeg, ground

1/4 cup Coconut, unsweetened flakes – shredded

4 tbsp Coconut Butter – softened

1/4 cup Coconut, unsweetened flakes – shredded, to roll the bites in

Directions

  • Pulse oats and flax seeds to a coarse powder and set aside.
  • Pulse dates and walnuts, or nuts of your choice, to desired consistency and set aside.
  • Add carrots and pulse until bite-sized.
  • In a medium bowl, add all ingredients, except for 1/4 cup of coconut shreds, and mix to combine.
  • Roll into bite-sized balls, roughly 1-inch in diameter.
  • On a separate plate, sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of coconut shreds and roll each bite to cover the outside.
  • Place bites on a baking tray or pan and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Transfer to an airtight container once hardened.
  • Enjoy!
Newsweek AMPLIFY-  Energy Bites

Pumpkin Spice Bites

Fall is in full force, and so is pumpkin spice! Packed with festive fall flavors, like cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans, these vegan and no-bake pumpkin spice bites are a healthy treat that's guaranteed to please.

Ingredients

1 cup Oats, rolled, gluten-free

1/2 cup Flax Seeds

1/2 cup Dates, pitted

1/2 cup Pecans, roasted, unsalted – chopped

1/2 cup Oats, rolled, gluten-free

1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds, unsalted

1/2 cup Almond Butter, no added salt

1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree, canned

2 tbsp Maple Syrup

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground

1/4 tsp Nutmeg, ground

1/8 tsp Sea Salt

Directions

  • Pulse 1 cup of oats and flax seeds to a coarse powder and set aside.
  • Pulse dates and pecans to desired consistency.
  • In a medium bowl, add all ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Roll into bite-sized balls, roughly 1-inch in diameter.
  • Place bites on a baking tray or pan and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Transfer to an airtight container once hardened.
  • Enjoy!
Newsweek AMPLIFY-  Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Energy Bites are super easy to make, and this recipe calls for just five simple ingredients – soft dates, rich peanut butter, comforting oats, healthy chia seeds, and a splash of vanilla. These are the perfect energy-boosting treats to have in the fridge for a quick breakfast on-the-go or a healthy midday snack.

Ingredients

15 Dates pitted

1/4 cup Peanut Butter, creamy, unsalted

2 tbsp Water

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 cup Oats, rolled, gluten-free

1 tbsp Chia Seeds

1/8 tsp Sea Salt

Directions

  • Soak the dates in water for 5 hours, then drain, discarding the water.
  • In your blender, add the soaked dates, peanut butter, water, and vanilla extract. Blend until completely smooth.
  • Scoop the mixture into a bowl and stir in the oats, chia seeds, and salt. Stir until the mixture is completely even. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop to portion the mixture out onto the cookie sheet. Freeze uncovered for 30 minutes, then roll into balls and enjoy!
Newsweek AMPLIFY-  Energy Bites

Double Chocolate Energy Bites

What's full of fudgy, sweet, chocolatey goodness? These Double Chocolate Energy Bites, of course! Every bite is studded with chewy oats, sweet dates, rich chocolate chips, and a slight crunch from the almonds and chia seeds. This is definitely a fun and easy recipe to make if you want ready-to-eat bite-sized snacks waiting for you in the fridge!

Ingredients

20 Dates pitted

1/3 cup Maple Syrup

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/4 cup Cacao Powder

1/2 cup Oats, rolled, gluten-free

1/2 cup Almonds

1 tbsp Chia Seeds

Directions

  • Soak the dates in water for 5 hours, then drain, discarding the water.
  • In your Blender/ Blender cup, add the soaked dates, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cacao powder. Blend until completely smooth.
  • Scoop the mixture into a bowl and stir in the oats, sliced almonds, chia seeds, and mini chocolate chips if using. Stir until the mixture is completely even. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop to portion the mixture out onto the cookie sheet. Freeze uncovered for 30 minutes, then roll into balls.
  • Enjoy!

These easy, no-bake goodies are perfect for your ultimate snacking needs. You can indulge with no guilty worries as you make them with the healthiest ingredients without sacrificing awesome taste.

Nutribullet offers state of the art blenders, juicers, and supplements that would be a wonderful addition to your kitchen and in creating the amazing energy bites in the recipes above. They offer powerful processors and the sharpest blades to ensure that you get the most efficient workers and spend less time on mixing and more on eating.

Give yourself that healthy energy boost you need with Nutribullet!

We may earn a commission from links on this page, but we only recommend products we back. Newsweek AMPLIFY participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites.