Dairy-free chocolate chips: to keep this recipe Paleo, make sure to buy high quality dairy-free chocolate chips. My favorites are Hu Kitchen Dark Chocolate Gems, and Pascha Organic 85% cacao chocolate chips. If you don’t have any chocolate chips, you can also use a chocolate bar, and break it up into pieces before placing it in the food processor.
Ground flax seed: adds healthy Omega-3 fats, fiber, and protein to these protein balls.
Chia seeds: full of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and other nutrients.
Pulse ingredients until well mixed and chocolate chips are chopped into small pieces.
Roll mixture into 1″- 1 1/2″ balls using your hands or the help of a cookie scooper.
Freeze for 10 minutes or longer until the balls are solid and chill to your liking.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Paleo Energy Balls Recipe Variations:
Substitute almond butter with: peanut butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or any other of your favorite nut butters.
Make Vegan by: use a vegan protein powder like Organifi Chocolate Protein Powder.
Substitute maple syrup with: honey, dates (to make them whole30). I have not tried dates with this recipe, but leave a comment down below and let me know how they turn out! I recommend using 1-2 pitted dates, and more if you want the balls sweeter.
Optional add-ins: gluten free oats, shredded coconut, coconut flour, nuts, seeds. Get creative and play with the add-ins listed. *Be aware that they will change the recipe, and it may not work as stated in the recipe card.
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