17 Must-Make Vegan Energy Balls

These Vegan Energy Balls are gluten-free, full of flavor, and packed with whole foods to give you strength and energy to last throughout the entire day. All included are vegan and vegetarian and loaded with nutrients and amazing health benefits.

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Let’s Talk Energy Balls!


When it comes to healthy snacking, I really love energy balls the best because they’re almost like a little bite-sized dessert. Since I have a bit of a sweet tooth, these tasty bites fuel my body and metabolism which keeps me active at the same time as tricking my tastebuds into thinking that I’m indulging. Win-win. 

Today I’m sharing 17 awesome energy ball recipes from the NITK archives and the blogosphere to inspire you to snack well this year. 


Are Energy Balls Good For You?


Absolutely. Not only are they full of natural energy-boosting carbohydrates and healthy fats, they’re also really fast and easy to make. Instead of loading up on “empty calories” during snack time these energy ball recipes are filling, energizing, and perfect for that grab-and-go lifestyle. 

If you’re looking for a simple snack that packs a ton of fibre, healthy fats, a nice dose of protein, and energizing carbohydrates, you’ll love these simple vegan energy balls.

The Vegan Energy Balls Recipes:


Low-Fat Cinnamon Energy Bites from Running on Real Food

Love cinnamon? You’re going to love these naturally sweetened gluten-free and nut-free vegan energy balls. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack anytime of day! 



Lemon Poppyseed Energy Bites from From My Bowl

These energy bites are the perfect quick snack. Using only 7 healthy ingredients, you’re going to love the citrus flavor and taste! 



No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls From NITK

Don’t feel like turning on your oven but are still wanting a sweet treat? Take a peek at one of my favorite recipes that uses just 4 simple ingredients!



Salted Cashew Caramel Energy Bites from Minimalist Baker

Made with just four ingredients  these naturally sweet, plant-based bites that are great for snacking on-the-go, workout fuel, or a sweet treat! And who doesn’t love salted caramel??



Strawberry Protein Bites from Delight-Fuel

The strawberry flavor is the star of the show! And since these protein bites are free of refined sugars, you can rest easy knowing that you’re loving life eating this super healthy treat. 



Cookie Dough Energy Bites from Pinch Of Yum

These energy balls are a must make. They taste like cookie dough and are packed with energizing whole foods including rolled oats, chia seeds, and coconut. Swap out maple syrup for honey to keep these “strict” vegan!




No-Bake Sunbutter Energy Balls from Feasting on Fruit 

You’ll love the flavor and taste of the cinnamon, dried fruit, and sunbutter. Try this gluten-free and nut-free protein snack today, its such an easy treat! 



No-Bake Apple Almond Butter Energy Bites from NITK

These simple energy bites are full of flavor and loaded with fiber. Best of all, you just need 4 ingredients to make them and you don’t even have to bake them. 



Trail Mix Energy Balls from Choosing Chia

Since these energy balls are no-bake, they hardly take any time at all to make. Not only do you get that crunchy texture but they’re a tad bit sweet, too! 



Matcha Energy Balls from Blooming With Flavours

These pretty and delicious matcha energy balls are made with just 5 ingredients and packed with energy from almonds, coconut, and agave as well as an extra energy boost from matcha green tea powder! 



One Bowl Peanut Butter Energy Bites From From My Bowl

Why make a mess in the kitchen when you can use just one bowl to create these tasty peanut butter energy bites? So delicious and perfect for any time of day. 



Birthday Cake Energy Balls from Purely Kaylie

If you are craving cake, but want something that’s fast, a lot healthier and energizing, give these vegan cake energy balls a try. Just be sure the white chocolate chips you use are vegan, or omit them!  



Oatmeal Cookie Energy Balls From NITK

If you’re looking for a simple snack, you’re going to love these. And you’ll be surprised how sweet they are since they don’t actually have any dates in them. 



Carrot Cake Energy Balls by NITK

These delicious carrot cake balls are from my Energy Balls Cookbook shared on Mind Body Green, a perfect snack when you are craving carrot cake, but…done healthy!



Raw Cacao Hazelnut Energy Balls from Running On Real Food

With just 3 simple ingredients needed, you’re not going to believe how flavorful and delicious these easy hazelnut energy balls are!



Mocha Walnut Energy Balls From NITK 

Holy moly these energy balls are good. I also love the hidden ingredient that packs a ton of flavor – ground coffee! 



No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls From Make It Dairy Free

There’s no denying the taste and flavor of these easy energy balls. The combination of the peanut butter and chocolate are perfection. 



As you can see, energy balls are anything but boring. All of these tasty and healthy Vegan Energy Balls recipes have the perfect amount of sweetness and flavour. You’re going to have to try them all to figure out which one is your favorite!


Tell me, which recipe are you going to try first? Also, be sure to pin the photo below to save these delicious energy ball recipes for later! 

17 Must-Make Vegan Energy Balls


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Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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