3 Easy Vegan Energy Balls Recipes! – Mind Over Munch

Hey munchies! Welcome if you’re new, I’m Alyssia, and today is a special episode because once
again I have teamed up with Sunsweet® for their I Eat Right Because Campaign. We all have a reason for eating right. In fact, my reason is consistently evolving
as my journey progresses. I eat right so I can provide my body with
FUEL that it appreciates. If I fuel my system properly, I run more efficiently
and effectively, and I feel so much better. Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prunes fit right into that. They are the Feel-Good Fruit, and a delicious
way to keep our bodies in balance. So today, I am sharing 3 energy ball recipes
with you, and they all use prunes! First up are my Cookie Energy Bites! For these babies, I am making a prune puree,
which is super easy to make. I combine Sunsweet® Amaz!n prunes and water
in a food processor and blend until smooth without any chunks. This will last a few weeks in the fridge and it’s great as a fat substitute in baking,
as a spread, or these energy bites! I mix the prune paste with vanilla extract,
and a pinch of salt, and then add coconut flour a bit at a time
until we get a nice thick dough. You’ll probably have to scrape down the
sides and pulse it up. Roll into balls, and refrigerate to store! The coconut flour makes these resemble a cookie
in texture and flavor, and the prunes add such a wonderful natural
sweetness, and I won’t complain about the health benefits,
too! Next up I have some fruity oatmeal energy
balls! For these babes I’m using Sunsweet® Diced
Prunes. I love these because they’re prunes that
have already been diced up and are ready to add to anything, without
prep! For these I combine rolled oats, walnut butter—you
could use any nut butter if you prefer but I love the flavor of walnut butter
in these—diced prunes, chopped walnuts, maple syrup, orange zest, orange juice, cinnamon,
ginger and salt. Mix together—it should be sticky! Use a cookie scoop to scoop into balls. Make it nice and compact so they hold their
shape, and then freeze for an hour. Once firm, you can transfer to the fridge
to store, and you’re good to go! These taste like a fruit and nut oatmeal,
on the go! The orange zest really brings out the freshness. So fun! The final recipe I’m sharing today are these
chocolate hazelnut energy balls! I roast hazelnuts in the oven, remove the
skins, and then blend them in the food processor
until crushed. I add Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prunes and coconut
oil into the processor and pulse until mixed. Then I add almond butter, cocoa powder and
salt! This mix will be thick! Scoop out your balls, and they’re ready
to enjoy and store in the fridge. A nutritious hazelnut chocolate spread bite,
perfect for snacking or a healthy sweet treat! I hope you enjoyed these energy bites! Now I encourage YOU to participate in the
Sunsweet® I Eat Right Because campaign! Share your reason for eating right using the
hashtag #IEATRIGHT and tag @sunsweetgrowers on Instagram or Twitter. All of the information on how to enter and
what you can win are in the description below. Also, if you want some information on the
health benefits of prunes, check out my Prunes video I shared last month! Link is in the description. Thanks so much for being here! I will see you on Thursday for a brand new
episode, and remember, it’s all a matter of Mind
Over Munch!