Cranberry Orange Energy Balls

Cranberry Orange Energy Balls are filled with protein, fiber and antioxidants to refuel you after your workout or give you a quick on-the-go breakfast for rushed mornings. Packed with oats, almonds, cranberries, chia seeds, orange juice and almond butter, they’re a tasty bite that’s actually healthy.

Cranberry Orange Energy Balls | 2 Cookin Mamas Cranberry Orange Energy Balls are filled with protein, fiber and antioxidants to refuel you after your workout or give you a quick on-the-go breakfast for rushed mornings. Packed with oats, almonds, cranberries, chia seeds, orange juice and almond butter, they're a tasty bite that's actually healthy. #snack #energyballs #healthy #nobake #protein #oats #lowcarb #almondbutter #recipe #cranberries #chiaseeds #almonds #glutenfree

Cranberry Orange Energy Balls

Are you still keeping those new year’s resolutions to eat healthier and get more exercise? I’m still working hard on it and I knew some post-exercise fuel was in order to keep me going throughout the afternoon. Hence, these easy and delicious no-bake Cranberry Orange Energy Balls.

Cranberry Orange energy Bites scattered

Why Cranberry Orange? Well, I normally would have made a cranberry orange quick bread which would seem to go with the season (citrus being front & center in Florida this month) but knew that was way too many carbs for my new healthy plan so I stuck with something good for me. Yay me!

What’s in these energy balls that makes them so good for me?

  • Oats make up the base of these energy balls. Oats are known to help in lowering cholesterol, maintaining blood sugar levels and providing a powerful fiber punch.
  • Almonds are one of the richest sources of nutrients s well as low in calories. They contain powerful antioxidants, phosphorus to help build strong bones and Vitamin E to help repair muscles after a workout.
  • Dried Cranberries, although not as good as fresh, are one of the top antioxidant rich foods. They are linked to decreased blood pressure and an improved immune system.
  • Honey is the sweet in the mix, providing a high concentration of antioxidants and natural antibacterial qualities.
  • Chia Seeds are the best plant-based source of omega 3’s, containing protein and dietary fiber, as well as being comprised primarily of fatty acids that aid in cardiovascular health.
  • Orange Juice and orange zest lends  the orange flavor to the energy balls. It also provides the all-important vitamin C, boosting the immune system, improving circulation and balancing blood pressure.
  • Protein powder provides a boost of protein but it goes beyond that. The whey protein is absorbed by the body quickly and easily and has an amino acid that may speed up muscle recovery after exercise.
  • Organic Almond Butter is the glue that holds these energy balls together. Almond butter has been shown to help in lowering “bad” cholesterol, cutting the risk of heart disease, managing weight and controlling blood pressure.

Easy steps to make healthy, no-bake Cranberry Orange Energy Balls.

Cranberry Orange Energy Balls steps

  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Process until smooth.
  4. Roll into balls.

Cranberry Orange Energy Balls rolled in coating

Done and done! Unless you want to roll them in a little something extra, say cocoa powder, toasted coconut or vanilla whey protein power. Believe me, they’re delicious any way you fix them!

Cranberry Orange Energy Balls bite closeup

I like to keep mine in the refrigerator and just pop a couple after my workout. They’re also great as a quick on-the-go breakfast or a boost during that mid-afternoon slump. If you love simple and healthy energy balls, check out two of my other favorites, Peanut Butter Energy Balls and No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls.

Cranberry Orange Energy Balls overhead

Hope you enjoy!

5 from 2 votes
CRANBERRY ORANGE ENERGY BALLS
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Cranberry Orange Energy Balls are filled with protein, fiber and antioxidants to refuel you after your workout or give you a quick on-the-go breakfast for rushed mornings. Packed with oats, almonds, cranberries, chia seeds, orange juice and almond butter, they're a tasty bite that's actually healthy.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keywords: almonds, cranberries, easy recipe, energy balls, gluten free, healthy, low carb, no bake, snack
Servings: 18 energy balls
Calories: 111 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oats make sure gluten-free oats are used for a gluten-free diet
  • 1/2 cup organic almond butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder can also use a soy-based powder
  • 2-3 Tablespoon orange zest
  • 2-3 Tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • Garnishes: protein powder unsweetened cocoa powder, toasted coconut
Directions
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Blend until mixture is well mixed.
  3. Form into 18 energy balls.
  4. Roll in garnish is optional.
Nutrition Facts
CRANBERRY ORANGE ENERGY BALLS
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Cranberry Orange Energy Balls are filled with protein, fiber and antioxidants to refuel you after your workout or give you a quick on-the-go breakfast for rushed mornings. Packed with oats, almonds, cranberries, chia seeds, orange juice and almond butter, they\'re a tasty bite that\'s actually healthy. #snack #energyballs #healthy #nobake #protein #oats #lowcarb #almondbutter #recipe #cranberries #chiaseeds #almonds #glutenfree

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Renee Goerger
    01/13/2019 at 6:30 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve tried a lot of energy balls over the past year but this one is, by far, my favorite! I just love the flavor!!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      01/13/2019 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks Renee! We love love in our house too!

  • Reply
    Jenn
    01/13/2019 at 11:12 am

    5 stars
    These are a perfect post-workou snack! Love them so!

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