Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

I made these a few weeks ago on my Instagram story and knew they needed to be on the blog. If you have the Guiltless Nutrition | Lifestyle + Recipe Book you know I love easy snacks like these you can grab and go. There are tons of ways to make these raw energy balls, but these are the best for fall! My Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls are vegan, gluten-free and perfectly packed with nutrients to help satisfy your cravings.

Pumpkin gets hyped up this time of year, but totally deserves to be a staple in your diet all year long. There are tons of incredible benefits that make it worth stocking up on a few cans to have year round. You can add it to smoothies, overnight oats, cookies, pancakes  and anything else that needs a little dose of delicious.

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Keeps You Full – Pumpkin a high fiber food which will help keep you full throughout the day. It helps your body absorb nutrients which is a good thing, because it is loaded with them In one cup you get 7 grams of fiber and even 3 grams of protein!

Boosts Immune System –  Pumpkin is like a secret super food! No one talks about it unless is in a Pumpkin Spice Latté, but there is so much goodness just waiting to be soaked up by your body.

In one cup you’ll get 20% of your daily recommended iron. Iron is HUGELY important for us women to make sure we are able to make enough healthy oxygen for those Hot Body Sweat Guide workouts! One cup of pumpkin also has 15% of the daily recommended Vitamin E to protect your cells and immune system plus, a big dose of Vitamin A to keep you eyes, teeth and bones strong and healthy as well!

Fights Cancer – One cup of pumpkin has 50% of your daily recommended does of Vitamin K and is loaded with phytosterols which are known to help fight against certain types of cancers.

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp chia/flax
  • 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1stp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of salt

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Directions:
  1. Remove pits from dates and soak in warm water for 5 minutes.
  2. Combined all ingredients in food processor or blender and mix on high until it forms a dough-like mixture.
Nutritional Info.

Serving Size 2 Balls

Calories 166g

Fat 2g

Carbs 36g

Protein 2g

Sugar 22g

*Recipe Makes approximately 12 energy balls.

*Increase protein by reducing rolled oats to 1/2c and adding 1/2 of your favorite vanilla protein powder.

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Hey Katie! I’m not a big date fan, and have always wondered…do you think I could use figs in these types of balls with the same result?

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Hi Katie! I am just wondering how many balls this should make and if you have the nutritional info for them 🙂

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Hi Katie, for the increased protein method. Is the substitute a 1/2 cup of protein? Just want to make sure it’s not 1/2 serving (10-15g of protein) Thanks!