Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE

Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE With Betsy’s Best Cashew Butter (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

It might just be your lucky day on this Tried It Out Tuesday because today I am sharing yet another no-bake energy balls recipe with you. This week I tried out a new nut butter and this one was from Betsy’s Best. The star of the show in this gluten-free, vegan recipe was Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. Now you can actually use the nut butter of your choice in this simple and easy no-bake energy ball recipe BUT if you want maximum flavor potential in these balls, you are going to want to give this nut butter a big whirl! Trust me on this, folks! Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter gives these energy balls a flavor explosion of coconutty goodness! read more

Print Recipe
Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls RECIPE (Gluten-Free & Vegan)
Time to get pumped up about this energy ball recipe that I created using Betsy's Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. You can use the nut butter of your choosing but this particular one by Betsy's Best will give you maximum flavor. This recipe included toasted coconut, toasted almonds, and chia seeds, along with gluten-free oats. Mini chocolate chips OPTIONAL (I recommend Enjoy Life Foods).
Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 0
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 0
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE
Instructions
  1. Gather all of your ingredients for this recipe.
  2. Warm 1 tablespoon of coconut and allow it to melt. Once melted, toast the coconut flakes and the slivered almonds until fragrant and golden. Use a medium heat setting.
    Toasting shredded coconut and slivered almonds
  3. Place the oats, nut butter, toasted coconut, toasted almonds, maple syrup, and chia seeds into a food processer. Use the high setting to incoroporate all of the ingredients. They will ball up in the food processer.
    All ingredients in the food processor
  4. Once ingredients have been processed, remove the mixture and place it in a mixing bowl.
    Ingredients in the mixing bowl
  5. If you want to add some mini chocolate chips to your energy balls you can do that at this point. (OPTIONAL)
  6. Using clean hands, you can take enough mixture to make a 1-inch energy ball and roll it together with your hands until smooth.
  7. You should have appoximately 14 energy balls now. Refrigerate to maintain freshness.
  8. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
    Toasted Coconut, Almond, & Chia Energy Balls No-Bake RECIPE
Recipe Notes

You will need:

    • Food Processor
    • Mixing Bowl
    • Soft Spatula


SWAP! Feel free to swap out the maple syrup for some raw honey. It won't be vegan with the honey but it will be sweet and tasty!


Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake RECIPE (gluten-free, vegan)

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake RECIPE (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Saturdays are my favorite days of the week to get in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen and whip up a tasty treat for my family to enjoy. This weekend I created a vegan and gluten-free, no-bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake. Is there anything in this world better than edible chocolate chip cookie dough? Hell no! This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake is completely safe to indulge in and does not contain any eggs which are typically found in cookies. The filling is of this cheesecake mimics the real deal quite well and my little family of 3 absolutely loved this faux cheesecake recipe. read more


Paleo Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake RECIPE Gluten-Free and Vegan

Paleo Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Decadent. Dark. Vegan & Paleo Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake recipe coming up for you! Did I forget to mention healthy? This dark chocolate raspberry cheesecake is full to the brim with an assortment of nuts and a mix of some frozen and fresh raspberries. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, almost paleo, dairy-free, and does not contain any added refined sugars. Because fruit is also known as nature’s candy, the sweetness of this cheesecake is derived from the fruit and maple syrup rather than added sugars. read more


photo 1537899295064632541447 2843966467 1537899353173 - Healthy Hot List - Must-Have Food Products For Your Health (Several are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, or Keto)

Healthy Hot List – Must-Have Food Products For Your Health (Several are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, or Keto)

I would like to start up a new regular feature on the blog featuring items that I have used and fallen in love with. I will be calling this the Healthy Hot List. These are all items that I have given a whirl and want to spread the word about. Many of these items fall within the realms of several different diets: gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, Whole 30, keto, and vegan. Whenever I try out a new product and I become a fan I do my best to promote these items and spread the word about them. I would love my good words for these brands to travel far and wide because they earned it with their quality food products.


Matcha & Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake

Paleo Matcha & Chocolate Cheesecake – RECIPE – Gluten-Free

Let it be known that making these cheesecakes are one of my favorite things to do in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen. These desserts are rich, flavorful, and actually quite nutritious. They are a much better alternative to regular cheesecake. The basic ingredients in these are fruit (medjool dates) and a variety of different nuts (mostly cashews). I am not going to lie, sometimes I even sneak in a slice for a filling breakfast.

This dessert is unique in its flavor. If you are a fan of matcha (green tea) this recipe might just be perfect for you. I love everything about this particular one: the crust, the filling, and the chocolate ganache on top. It all marries together harmoniously to make one hell of an awesome vegan cheesecake.


20180825 1234011769257810 - A Day Of Good Eats With Good Family

A Day Of Good Eats With Good Family

We had an awesome day yesterday full of good eats and great times with family. I got super lucky and won a prize pack from Coleman Naturals on Facebook. I won a variety of organic hotdogs and sausages. As soon as I received my prize pack I knew I had to host a family get-together. I am always looking for an excuse or reason to have people over and cook for them. It brings me a lot of happiness and joy putting a party/family gathering together. Is there really anything better in life than having your good family come together to have a day full of great eats? So we had some hotdogs, sausages, potato salad, macaroni salad, and corn on the cob. It all added up to a scrumptious meal. My sister also brought some side dishes and my mother-in-law brought a fruit tray. We had quite a few healthy foods to eat. 


img 20180823 174501 719762557228 - Pamela's Oatmeal Cookie REVIEW - Gluten-Free Baking Mix - From Ordinary To Extraordinary

Pamela’s Oatmeal Cookie REVIEW – Gluten-Free Baking Mix – From Ordinary To Extraordinary

Last night I made a wonderful healthy dinner. We had chicken marinated in Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard and some roasted broccoli. I really wanted a dessert though and then I remembered that I had a bag of Pamela's Oatmeal Cookie & Bar Mix stored away in the pantry. I am a big fan of Pamela's line of gluten-free products and I have tried several and have been quite satisfied. It was a first for me, though, making her oatmeal cookies. I doctored up the cookie mix to take it from ordinary to extraordinary. No shame in using a mix to create your baked goodies! This mix was outstanding and the cookies are disappearing quick! 


37811376 10156523805939420 7940374733269237760 n - RECIPE - Make You Own No-Bake Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, & Chia Granola Bars

RECIPE – Make You Own No-Bake Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, & Chia Granola Bars

There are so many ways you can make your own granola bars at home. Making my own is a fun, rewarding experience for me. I ask my 8-year-old daughter, Chloe, to help with the stirring because she has some good muscles for her age and you really have to give them a big stir with the spatula.

For these granola bites I used gluten-free ingredients and also paleo-friendly ingredients. No sugar was added to these, they are naturally sweet from the Medjool dates and raw honey. These are a great snack that you can just grab and go.