vegan gluten free apple energy balls

Vegan Gluten Free Apple Energy Balls

Vegan Gluten Free Apple Energy Balls

vegan gluten free energy balls

Not your average energy bites!

The bulk of these tasty little guys is grated apple, keeping them low calorie with an extra boost of nutrients.  We see apples everywhere, all season long but what are the nutrients these underrated fruits have to offer?

Some of the amazing benefits of apples:

•Apples are extremely rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber.

•The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

•Vitamin C – a powerful natural antioxidant capable of blocking some of the damage caused by free radicals, as well as boosting the body’s resistance against infectious agents, according to the University of Maryland Medical Centre.

•B-complex vitamins (riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamin B-6) – these vitamins are key in maintaining red blood cells and the nervous system in good health.

•Dietary fiber – the British National Health Service says that a diet high in fiber can help prevent the development of certain diseases and may help prevent the amount of bad cholesterol in your blood from rising.

•Phytonutrients – apples are rich in polyphenolic compounds. These phytonutrients help protect the body from the detrimental effects of free radicals.

•Contain calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.

vegan gluten free energy balls

Did you know!?

-Eating an apple whole can help remove stains from your teeth!

-There are over 7500 varieties of apples but only a small fraction of that make it to the super market

-A medium apple is about 80 calories.

 

vegan gluten free energy bites balls

 

Vegan Gluten Free Apple Energy Balls

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: energy balls, gluten free, healthy, plant based, vegan
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed mixed in 3 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup nuts and seeds mix
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey or 3-4 drops stevia
  • 2 tbsp nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew, etc)

Instructions

  • Mix the ground flax seed and water.  Allow to sit for 5 minutes. 
  • Mix everything together.
  • Form into small balls and allow to sit in the fridge to set for at least 15 minutes.
  • Take out as needed.

Notes

Feel free to mix in these add on to switch up the flavour!
Matcha
Maca Powder
•Flavoured Protein Powder 
(use discount code: CHARAMARIE at check out)
Cacao

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