Mango Almond Energy Balls
3 ingredients are all you need to whip up these Mango Almond Energy Balls! No sugar added, just natural fruit, and healthy fats from almond butter. This will become your new favorite energy ball recipe!
You know how I know 2016 was a tough year? I didn’t post a single energy ball recipe.
I know. I didn’t realize it either. But then I looked back through the archives and realized that somehow the last energy ball recipe I posted was on December 8, 2015. I mean my Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls were hard to top, but I don’t know that they merit a complete break from the balls.
I tried to figure out how this could have possibly happened. Was it that I overdosed on energy balls after Energy Ball Week? No. Was it because you guys are obsessed with my Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls and I was just living off that post ball high? Definitely not. Was it that I opted for bars instead of balls in 2016? Blasphemy! Never.
The truth? I honestly have no excuse. I feel like 2016 got away from me. Between the travel, the move and living without my food processor for 6 months, somehow the balls got left behind.
I’m back with a vengeance and ready to bring you these Mango Almond Energy Balls.
If you guys have watched any of my YouTube videos lately, you know I’ve been obsessed with dried mango. They were one of my Winter favorites, featuring prominently in my Trader Joe’s haul and of course made me Israel packing list. Because when I wasn’t eating balls in 2016, I was instead eating dried mango.
But here’s the thing I noticed about my body. Because dried fruit is so high in sugar, I need some healthy fats to give them some staying power. This is why my energy balls always have a combo of dried fruit and nuts of some sort.
I have absolutely nothing against sugar. And especially not when it comes from natural sources like fruit, but I just know my body and even if it’s healthy fruit I just need some protein and fats to help it last a little longer.
So I decided that it was about time I put together my love of dried mango with my love for balls (yeah I just said this…) and this was how my Mango Almond Energy Balls were born.
Andddd because I know you’ll ask, DON’T USE FRESH MANGOS. The number of people who have tried using fresh blueberries in my Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls…yeah, consider this fair warning.
But if you’re up for the soak, make these balls! They’re officially my new favorite and likely means there won’t be another energy ball recipe for another year because I’ll just be snacking on these.
If you make them, let me know by tagging @thehealthymaven on Facebook or Instagram or use the hashtag #TheHealthyMaven so I can find it and share. Enjoy!
Mango Almond Energy Balls
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 12-15 balls (depending on size)
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