If you're looking for healthy snack ideas then these Cranberry Nut Energy Balls are the perfect vegan, gluten-free snack. They require one bowl to make, are packed with protein and will satisfy that sweet tooth.
I've been loving summer here in Cape Town. It's my second summer here since moving down here from Pretoria and man I can't believe I haven't moved here sooner. Last year I was still getting into the swing of things, everything was still new and somewhat overwhelming. A new city, a new job and a whole lot of new people. It can get quite exhausting after a while. This year, it feels more like home.
The unfamiliar people are now my closest friends, and work is going really well. So with everything being a little less unfamiliar, I'm able to really enjoy the Western Cape in all its glory. It is by far the most beautiful, vibrant city in the world! If you've never been to Cape Town, definitely make it number 1 on your list! Head over to my Instagram page in the meantime, I occasionally post about my adventures :)
Okay, enough gushing about this place I call home and back to these little guys! If you don't know by now, I flipping love energy balls/bliss balls. They satisfy my need for something sweet and decadent. They truly help keep my blood sugar stable and ultimately they are just darn delicious with a cup of coffee. If you haven't check out my other recipes, make sure to try my Peanut Butter Balls, Nutella Balls and Chocolate Balls. They are all seriously YUM!
These Cranberry Nut Energy Balls are the perfect combo of sweet, crunchy, chewy and everything in between. They are even a perfect snack idea for kids. I make a whole batch of them on a Sunday then keep them in the fridge. Then whenever I'm feeling a little peckish I'll opt for one of those instead of something naughty like a chocolate!
Cranberry Nut Energy Balls
- ¼ Cup Almonds roughly chopped
- ⅓ Cup Dried Cranberries
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil melted
- 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Seeds
- ½ Cup Nut Butter melted
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- ¼ Cup Honey/Maple Syrup
- Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl until completely combined.
- Roll the mixture into balls (you choose your size)
- Store them in a tupperware in the fridge.