Skin Healthy Sweet Potato Energy Balls

sweet potato energy balls

Trying to curate a balanced diet that fulfills your nutritional requirements and satisfies your cravings, all without exceeding your daily calorie intake? The sweet potato energy balls can contribute as a great addition. Being a crunchy, sweet, and nourishing snack packed with protein and fiber, the sweet potato energy bites are perfect for both adults and kids. 

So, without further ado, let’s unfold a simple recipe for these scrumptious energy bites!

Sweet Potato Energy Balls Ingredients 

  • Cooked and mashed sweet potato
  • Rolled oats 
  • Almond meal 
  • Hemp seeds
  • Almond butter
  • Maple syrup or agave 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Ground nutmeg 

How to make Sweet Potato Energy Bites 

A powerhouse of nutrients in small, delectable bites — sounds amazing, right? The quick and simple 25-minute recipe makes the sweet potato energy balls all the more worth it. 

Begin by combining the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Stir in the almond butter and mashed sweet potato and give the mixture a good stir to evenly spread and combine all the ingredients. Pop the bowl into a refrigerator to allow the mixture to settle for 20 minutes. Then, with clean hands, press the mixture into 12 to 15 balls. Once done, toss the sweet potato energy balls into an airtight container and enjoy them for up to 4 days!

FAQs

How do energy balls work? 

Energy balls contain high amounts of protein and various other nutrients to help energize your body before hitting the gym and repair your post-workout body.

Snacking between meals is a great contributor to weight gain, especially when you opt for choices like chips or cookies that leave your body unfulfilled and force you to hunt for more snacks. Healthy options like sweet potato energy bites are a great way to conquer cravings without feeling guilty for consuming unnecessary and unhealthy calories. 

These little balls of goodness also come to the rescue for the lethargic hours at work, where you start feeling unproductive and tired. Giving your body a quick energy boost with a big gulp of water can get you back on track. 

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What is the nutritional value of energy balls? 

Energy balls are made of a balanced combination of good carbs, protein, and fiber. Each ball contains 150 to 250 calories, depending on the ingredients added. 

Substitutions and Storage 

The secret to creating mouth-watering sweet potato energy bites is to closely read the ingredients and alter them to your preferences. Some interesting swaps include: 

  • Almond butter with peanut butter. 
  • Hemp seeds with flax seeds.
  • Ginger for ground nutmeg.

Additions like vegan protein powder and raisins can further enhance the flavor and benefits. 

For storage, you can place the sweet potato energy balls in the fridge for up to 5 days. To keep them fresh for longer, add the bites to a freezer-safe bag. They will taste good for about 3 months — you’ll just have to thaw them on the counter before eating them. 

Sweet Potato Benefits for Skin 

Sweet potato takes the stage in this recipe, not only for its delicious taste but also for its incredible benefits — some of which include: 

  • Excellent source of Vitamin A to protect the skin from wrinkles and Sunburn. 
  • Rich in Vitamin C, which encourages collagen production and makes the skin radiant.
  • Contain beta-carotene to give your skin a warm glow. 
  • Comprise antioxidants to help fight free radicals and encourage smooth skin texture.
  • The presence of anthocyanins reduces blemishes and dark spots. 

Bottom Line 

Make the most out of the delicious fall crop of sweet potatoes with the skin-healthy sweet potato energy balls recipe — and make sure to share your experience with us! 

sweet potato energy balls

Sweet potato Energy Balls

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  •  Add mashed sweet potato and almond butter, stir to combine.
  • With your hands, press mixture into 12-15 balls.
  • Store in airtight container, and store in refrigerator up to 4 days.
Keyword energy balls, sweet potato
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