Raw birthday cake energy balls are the perfect sweet treat to whip up in an instant! These birthday cake bites are made with healthy ingredients like protein powder, flax seeds, coconut flour, and more!
My Birthday Cake Energy Balls are:
Birthday Cake Energy Balls Ingredients
Vanilla protein powder. I use a vegan vanilla protein powder, that you can find in the shop page above. You can really use any type of vanilla protein powder that you like in this recipe.
Ground golden flax seeds. I like to grind my flax seeds fresh when I make energy balls. You can easily use pre-ground flax seeds.
Coconut flour. I love using coconut flour in energy ball recipes because it makes them so light and fluffy! Coconut flour can soak up a TON of liquid, so you really don't need to use very much at all.
Sea salt. Make sure to buy unrefined and unprocessed salt, which has microminerals inside that are beneficial for your body.
Maple syrup. I used just a little maple syrup to make these sweeter. Buy pure maple syrup, and locally if you can find it!
Creamy cashew butter. Cashew butter has a much more subtle flavor than peanut butter or almond butter. So your nut butter won't overpower the vanilla flavor of these!
Vanilla extract. Make sure to buy pure vanilla extract!
Coconut oil. I use unrefined coconut oil.
Natural rainbow sprinkles for just a little fun! You can totally leave these out if you can't find the natural ones, they'll still tate really good.
Why you should be eating more fats in your diet
Throw away the long held belief that fats are bad for you, that they cause heart disease, that they cause you to "get fat." Many of these common misconceptions about fat have been disproven. In fact, refined flours & white sugars cause more issues than fat ever could or would!
Fat is amazing for your health in so many ways. First, your brain is literally made of mostly fat. The hormones circulating around your body every day are made from fat. Your skin needs fats. Fats even reduce inflammation all over the body.
So what type of fat should you be eating? I'm not saying go eat fried food that has been drenched in ultra refined oils. Refined oils are actually really disease and inflammation-causing. I'm saying eat fat in its most natural form: nuts, seeds, unrefined plant oils, coconut & coconut products, olives, organic butter & ghee, meat with the skin on, full fat dairy. Eating fat in its natural form is not only extremely satiating, but it comes with a host of benefits like the ability to absorb fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K).
How to make Birthday Cake Energy Balls
In a medium sized mixing bowl, add all of your ingredients: ½ cup vanilla protein powder, ¼ cup ground golden flaxseeds, ¼ cup coconut flour, ¼ teaspoon pink sea salt, ¼ cup pure maple syrup, ¼ cup creamy cashew butter, 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil, and 2 tablespoons natural sprinkles.
How to make your own ground flaxseeds
If you have whole flaxseeds, not to worry! I love making my own ground flaxseeds. You can use a small hand held blender or a coffee grinder for this. I love using the coffee grinder when I am making just a small amount, like in this recipe. Simply add your whole flaxseeds to your coffee grinder or blender and pulse until it is fully ground up. And that's it!
Mix your ingredients well to combine.
Let your dough rest for about 10 minutes so that the coconut flour can absorb all the liquid and make these much easier to roll.
Finally, roll your dough into 12 equal sized balls.
These birthday cake energy balls can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. I like to leave them at room temperature for about a half hour before eating them for the perfect texture.
Love rainbow sprinkles? Try my almond flour cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles next!
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- Peanut Butter Balls (Dark Chocolate Dipped!)
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- Almond Pulp Reese's Balls
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Birthday Cake Energy Balls
- coffee grinder/ blender (if grinding flax seeds)
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all of your ingredients: ½ cup protein powder, ¼ cup flax seeds, ¼ cup coconut flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup maple syrup, ¼ cup cashew butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil, and 2 tablespoons natural sprinkles.Mix well to combine.
- Let your dough rest for 10 minutes.
- Roll into 12 equal sized balls. Enjoy!
- Store these birthday cake energy balls in the fridge for up to a week.