If you’re looking for a keto snack that’s loaded with protein and fiber, this is the perfect snack for you. It’s a little tricky to find ways to add fiber to a low-carb diet. Fiber is really important for digestion and gut health. These energy balls are packed full of fiber-rich ingredients.
These energy balls contain ground flax seeds, which are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Often when following a low-carb diet, fiber intake is reduced significantly and consequently, digestion is negatively impacted. Our bodies need fiber to help us digest food and promote regular bowel movements. The first time I followed a keto-style diet for a short period of time, I was having difficulty in this area. I apologize for the candor, but my hope is that you can benefit from my experience. We all want to lose weight, but it’s really important to maintain our overall health while we do it.
In addition to flax, these energy balls contain other seeds and nuts that are packed with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Nuts and seeds are a great source of dietary fiber as well. You don’t have to be on a low-carb diet to enjoy these power balls. They would make a great snack anytime. They’re also super yummy even though they contain no sugar.
They’re super easy to make. Let me know what you think if you make them. I think they’re pretty awesome. I wish you luck on your low-carb journey. Try to incorporate lean protein and healthy fats (salmon, avocado, olive oil, etc) and limit saturated fats as much as possible.
Low Carb Energy Balls
- 1 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1/3 cup ground flax seeds
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- 1/3 cup almond slices
- 3 tbsp roasted pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts (optional)
- 2 tbsp mini dark chocolate chocolate chips (optional)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (for rolling)
Mix all of the ingredients together.
Refrigerate for an hour.
Use a small ice cream scoop to portion the balls.
If you have time for it, put the balls back in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Roll the balls in the shredded coconut.
Store in the refrigerator.
- You can save some prep time if you refrigerate the peanut butter ahead of time.
- If you’re not following a strict low-carb diet, adding a rounded tsp of honey or maple syrup would enhance the flavor.