Christmas Keto Energy Bites
Do you need a little extra energy to help you get through this holiday season? I sure do. There is just so much to do around the holidays that there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get it all done. From shopping to wrapping, baking to decorating, who has the energy for it all?! Of course, I absolutely love this time of year and wouldn’t trade it for anything. But I just need a little something to help me keep going. Something like an energy ball perhaps…
We created these candy cane energy balls to help give everyone out there who is powering through the holiday’s a boost of energy. They are a sweet, healthy treat that will help you wake up and get into the holiday spirit. Our candy cane energy balls are exactly what so many of us need right about now.
The main ingredients in our energy balls are walnuts and coconut. These two ingredients hold the key to fueling our bodies with nutritious, keto energy. Let’s take a look at the walnut first. Walnuts are actually one of the healthiest nuts out there. They are high in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts have been shown to help reduce inflammation and also lower heart disease risk factors. This powerful nut also can help you have a healthy gut as it promotes healthy bacteria growth after being ingested.
Coconut flakes help add some natural, low carb sweetness and also healthy fats. Coconut is full of fat and we know that keto dieters love fat! The fat is what will help give you energy. Fat is fuel for those of us in ketosis. And, it just tastes so good…
Coconut and walnuts add their own powerful flavors to the energy balls but the real taste comes in with the next ingredients. Unsweetened cocoa powder gives the keto energy balls a delicious, rich chocolate taste that is perfectly decadent for the holiday season. Peppermint extract (or candy cane extract) is what makes these energy balls taste especially festive. You can’t get any more Christmas-y than a candy cane!
To add a little more appeal to the candy cane energy balls, we also sprinkled a few crushed keto candy canes over the top. This adds a little more minty taste and also makes the balls look pretty. If you can’t find low carb or sugar-free candy canes, no worries, just skip it! The energy balls will taste just as great without them.
Once you make this recipe, you will have everything you need to get through the long December days. Of course, you will also be quite merry and cheerful as you enjoy your holiday energy treat. The candy cane taste is sure to put a smile on your face as you think of how wonderful this time of year is. Pop an energy ball in your mouth in the morning or grab one around 3 pm when you are surely starting to crash from a long day. These energy balls are delicious anytime! We hope you enjoy them and hope that they give you the liveliness you need this year.
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