Homemade Energy Balls - A Bountiful Love

Homemade Energy Balls

   Protein snacks. They come in all shapes and sizes. Just like stepping into the cereal aisle where there is an endless selection of cereal boxes, I get the same feeling when I choose protein bars. Not all are created equal though. Some are great tasting, some do taste like cardboard (not that I had eaten one, but you get what I mean), some are expensive, and some are full of sugar.

 When hubs and I decided to change our lifestyle, it did worry me a little. How will it affect our budget? Why are some health and fitness products so expensive? That, I can't completely comprehend. One thing is for sure though that the benefits will be greater.  I did quite a bit of research and note-taking on how we can substitute some healthy recipes so it can still be budget-friendly. A few months ago, I shared the Clean Eating Turkey Chili.

    I was happy to come across this recipe over at Beachbody's website. The recipe was actually for Homemade Energy Bars. I did some revisions based on the ingredients that I already have. I also did not use Shakeology, again hubs and I were testing out ways to lose weight within our budget. Beachbody highly recommends taking Shakeology while doing their workouts because of its benefits...which I certainly agree with.  However, not all can afford it, right? This recipe can also be used for a 21-day fix.

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1 cup whole pitted prunes
1 cup dried figs
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 scoops Shakeology ( I used EAS whey protein powder)


 You can process the walnuts first using a blender or food processor.  Set aside. Place dried prunes,  figs, and half of the chopped walnuts in a food processor. Pulse for 1 to 2 minutes scraping the sides.  Pulse until the mixture resembles this.

Form the processed fruit and nuts into a ball. I was able to make around 12 balls. Using half of the walnuts, roll the balls into the walnuts. Place in a parchment-lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour. 

If you want to make these yummies into energy bars, press mixture into cellophane lined 8x8 pan, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hr. Cut into 12 bars.

One bar has 148 calories and 6 g of protein.

You can definitely add your own flavors but note that it will change the nutritional value.  If you are doing 21 Day Fix, 1 serving   will be:

yellow  1/2 blue 

Recipe adapted from Beachbody Blog


  1. These look awesome! I love that they're so good on the bank balance too.

    Thanks so much for linking up over at #FridayFrivolity! :)

  2. I love energy and protein balls! These look especially yummy and so healthy!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely evening.

  3. These look beautiful and sound so easy! Thanks for sharing :) Have a great day!


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