Pumpkin Energy Balls

A go-to post-workout snack made from nuts, oats, and spices.

Pumpkin Energy Balls
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There’s no cooking required in these energy-filled snack balls. And since they’re filled with so many good-for-you ingredients, you won’t need to feel guilty about having a few for a filling mid-day snack.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 67; total fat: 4g; saturated fat: 0g; protein: 2g; carbohydrates: 6g; sugar: 2g; fiber: 2g; cholesterol: 0mg; sodium: 1mg

Recipe and photo by Lindsay Livingston, R.D. of The Lean Green Bean.

Prep time

15 min.

  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds (shelled)
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup chopped and pitted dates
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger

Put the nuts and seeds in a food processor or high-powered blender, and pulse several times to chop. Pour into a bowl, and set aside.

Put the remaining ingredients in the food processor, and process to chop and mix well.

Add the nut mixture and pulse several times until well-combined.

Scoop mixture onto large piece of plastic wrap. Wrap up, and squeeze to form large ball.

Freeze for 30-60 minutes.

Remove from freezer, and roll into bite-size balls.

Store extra energy balls in the freezer.