Recently I’ve been hearing a lot about a superfood called Maca and can you believe it… it’s on sale! I love when that happens.
Maca is great for energy levels, stamina, and, as a customer at Whole Foods made sure I remembered, “it makes ya horny.” Oh how people never cease to amaze me!
Well let me just say, I bought it for the energy Mr. Customer, not for what it seems you buy it for haha!!!
I thought it would be a great idea to take what I loved about the Chocolate Chip and Almond Butter Balls that I made before and what I am needing recently… protein and energy! I came up with these fiber-full, protein-packed, melt-in-your-mouth energy balls that everyone loves.
Coconut Maca Energy Balls
Makes 26 balls, depending on the size of your scoop
10 Tbsp. coconut flour
10 tsp. Maca powder
3 Tbsp. cacao nibs, processed in the food processor until finely ground
2/3 cup dried coconut flakes, unsweetened
3 Tbsp. chia seeds, briefly processed in the food processor
2/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 1/3 cup chunky almond butter
1/3 cup raw agave nectar
Combine all the dry ingredients together (everything but the almond butter and agave nectar). Whisk to combine completely. In a small separate bowl, combine the almond butter and agave nectar and mix to combine completely. Add the wet to the dry and mix. This takes a few minutes, but make sure every morsel is coated with the almond butter and agave.
Use a scoop, or a spoon, to portion out the balls. I love my cookie scoop that has an automatic unloader so I don’t have to get my fingers sticky and it measures out the perfect size every time! With the scoop (which I believe is a 2 Tbsp. scoop) this batter produces 26 energy balls. I put the ingredients into my Iphone app ‘Lose It’ and got an approximate calorie count of 143! Not too bad for an extremely satisfying snack! With the chia, 3 g. of fiber and 4 g. of protein, these balls fill you up and have a long lasting effect!!
Eat on the go to ward of hunger or after an intense workout to amp up recovery, either way… ENJOY!