10 Mins Healthy Power Balls Recipe

10 Mins Healthy Power Balls Recipe

These super easy power balls made with dry fruits and desiccated coconut are the perfect healthy snack to provide a boost of energy enough to uplift your tiring day.

About the Power Balls Recipe

These plant-based energy balls are full of power-packed nutrition that refresh and uplift you instantly. The bite-sized power balls are delicious, light and naturally sweet from the raisins. Even if you have a sweet tooth who wants something sweet after a meal like me, it is a perfect guilt-free treat.

Check out my other dessert recipes like choco bars,  jelly cakes too!

There are several reasons to love this recipe, which are as follows but not limited to:

  • An easy and quick recipe that takes just 10 minutes to prepare.


  • No artificial sugar, no added preservatives, all-natural ingredients. (except optional icing sugar if you like to sprinkle on the top for garnish)


  • Versatile as you can easily substitute with any other nuts and dry fruits you like.


  • These balls are full of antioxidants, fibre and protein, which is super healthy for the mind and body.


  • One or two is the perfect serving that keeps you full for longer.


  • I am sure kids will love them in their lunches or after school snacks as it is easy to nibble them.

So, give a try such an easy, super healthy power balls recipe that energize you instantly and share with me your experiences how it goes!

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Power balls or Energy balls

Now let’s move to the recipe in detail.

Ingredients

To make power balls, you need the following items:

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Ingredients

Almonds

These are popular tree nuts, highly rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Being low in carbohydrates but rich in fibre and protein makes it a perfect snack for people who wanted to shed extra pounds. This lead to a feeling of fullness and hence fewer hunger pangs.

Moreover, almonds have aboundant magnesium, a mineral that has proven its beneficial role in improving type- 2 diabetes and also helps controlling blood pressure.

Some studies have also shown that regular consumption of almonds can lower bad cholesterol levels, a potential risk factor for heart problems.

I add almonds to almost every dessert like cookies, cakes, puddings etc. I use natural almonds and prefer to be roughly crushed instead of chopping. In this way, these give depth to the preparation, and they are super healthy too.

Cashews

Cashews are popular with all ages. Not nuts, but due to their similarities with nuts, they are often classified as such.

They are slightly sweet in flavour with a buttery texture. Cashews are everyone’s first choice to garnish in a culinary world, be it sweet or savoury dishes.

Nuts are super healthy rich in fibre and protein. These contain copper, manganese, and magnesium, all of which are important for energy production, bone, and brain health.  

Cashews are beneficial for weight loss, improved blood sugar control, and a healthier heart.

I use broken natural nuts in making power balls.

Walnuts

Walnuts are single-seeded stone fruits of the walnut tree. Walnuts are an excellent source of healthy fat especially, omega-3, protein, and fibre. These are highly beneficial for brain and heart health.

Studies have proved that frequent walnut consumption is associated with improved cardiovascular risk factors and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Walnuts are especially rich in α-linolenic acid, an essential precursor of omega-3 PUFAs which have been associated with anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic properties.

For preparing these balls, I use natural Californian walnut.

Raisins

Raisins are dried forms of grapes that have either sun-dried or dehydrated. Raisins are high in sugar and calories but power-packed with fibres, minerals and vitamins.

Raisins are an excellent source of iron and keep bones strong. Iron is also necessary for making red blood cells and transport oxygen to the cells of our body. To prevent iron deficiency anemia, one requires enough quantity of iron. This iron deficiency is fulfilled by eating raisins regularly.
Raisins are naturally sweet, and thus I do not add any extra sugar in this balls recipe as they provide enough sweetness to the balls. If you like balls more sweet version, you can add pitted dates in addition to raisins.

Raisins are naturally sweet, and thus I do not add any extra sugar to the recipe as they provide enough sweetness to the balls. If you like balls to be sweet on the higher side, you can either add pitted dates in addition to raisins or increase the raisins quantity according to your requirement.

Desiccated coconut

Desiccated coconut is dried grated coconut flesh. It is prepared by grating the white, mature coconut flesh and hot air-dried at about 55°c. It is unsweetened in taste and dry in touch.

Desiccated coconut differs from shredded coconut in being finely grated and has less moisture in it.

Being a coconut lover, I add almost on the top of every dessert. It takes the dish to the next level in terms of taste and texture.

Milk

Milk is one of the most healthy and nutritious beverages in the world. Milk is loaded with vitamins and minerals required for our body growth and development. There are so many variations of milk available in the grocery store. The most popular one is cow’s milk. It is also available in several types like whole milk, low-fat and skimmed based on their fat content.

I recommend on using whole milk for preparing these balls as it contains more percentage of fat as compared to other types. For making balls, I am not adding any oil or butter. Thus the fat content in the milk provides a creamy base to the balls that help in binding them and also provides moisture to the balls.

How to Make Power Balls?

Watch the video to learn detailed steps for making this easy healthy power balls recipe:

  1. Roughly chop the raisins into small bite-sized. Do not grind them as they will get sticky and messy.


  2. Grind the almonds, cashews, and walnuts into a coarse mixture.


  3. Transfer this mixture to a bowl, add desiccated coconut and chopped raisins.


  4. Pour in milk. I use one tablespoon of milk. The quantity of milk may vary, so use it little at a time. Add as much as required.


  5. Knead to combine all the ingredients well. Kneading releases the oil present in the nuts and coconut that helps in the binding of the balls.


  6. Take small portion of the mixture and make small bite-sized balls.


  7. Optional step- sprinkle icing sugar on the top of these balls or gently roll into the desiccated coconut.


  8. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serve.


  9. Super delicious power balls are ready!
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Healthy Power Balls are ready to serve!

Storage

  • Store it in an airtight container.

  • Refrigerate these power balls as soon you prepare them.

  • These balls stay fresh for a couple of days in the fridge if store and handle properly.

How Many Servings This Recipe Makes?

The number of servings this recipe makes depends on what size you like to make your balls. I make them bite-sized small size. It came out to be 12 balls.

Some of the balls were already in my tummy before clicking the pictures as I could not wait any longer to taste them! Hehe!

Variations

  • Try adding a different texture to the power balls by coating them in desiccated coconut, sesame seeds, choco etc.

  • You can add seeds like pumpkin, chia, flax, sesame, sunflower, hemp. These superfoods are not only healthy but also energy boosters.

  • Some more nuts you can add or replace peanuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, macadamia, depending on your taste buds.

Tips and advice

  1. Refrigerate the balls for half an hour before serving to give enough time to settle the balls.

     
  2. If the sweetness from the raisins is not enough, you can add crushed jaggery or chopped pitted dates. 

  3. Use whole milk only; this gives a rich, creamy texture to the balls.

  4. Add milk little by little to make the balls.

  5. Store in the fridge for longer shelf life.

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Recipe Card

Power Balls

Healthy Power Balls

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These super easy power balls made with dry fruits and desiccated coconut are the perfect healthy snack to provide a boost of energy enough to uplift your tiring day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course snacks
Servings 12
Calories 120 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender/ Food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 50 g Almonds
  • 50 g Cashewnuts
  • 50 g Walnuts
  • 30 g Raisins
  • 50 g Desiccated Coconut unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • Icing Sugar Optional

Instructions
 

  • Roughly chop raisins into small size.
  • Grind almonds, cashews and walnuts in a mixer to a powder.
  • Combine all the ingredients (powdered nuts, raisins, and coconut).
  • Knead it using the milk. Add milk a little at a time.
  • Make small bite-sized balls.
  • Optional, sprinkle icing sugar on the top of the balls. Or roll into the desiccated coconut.
  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

Video

Notes

  • Refrigerate the balls for half an hour before serving to give enough time to settle the balls.

     
  • If the sweetness from the raisins is not enough, you can add crushed jaggery or chopped pitted dates. 

  • Use whole milk only; this gives a rich, creamy texture to the balls.

  • Add milk little by little to make the balls.

  • Store in the fridge for longer shelf life.
 
 
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Follow me on YoutubeFacebook,  PinterestInstagram or Twitter to see more tips and delicious food recipes.
 
 
 
You can make these quick and easy recipes like:
 
 
 
roasted potato dried fenugreek,
 
 
quick chocolate coconut bar,
 
 
 
healthy green soup,
 
 
 
chicken drumsticks
 
 
 
All-purpose dip sauce
 
 
 
Note: The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.
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