Food and drink

Make healthy raw energy balls!

Updated 3. Nov 2021

Are you craving something yummy that is also healthy? These raw energy balls are easy to make and easy to like. Try it yourself!

Energy balls are a good fit when there is a long stretch of time between meals during exam time or when you need energy replenishment quickly. In addition, these balls are a healthy snack option when you are craving something sweet. AND they are super easy to make! In other words, there is nothing to wait for, get started!

For 12 energy balls you need:

100 g stone free dates (5 big ones or 12 small)
0,2 cups (0,5 dl) oatmeal
2 tbs coconut oil
2 tbs cocoa or water
2-3 tbs cocoa powder
1/2 ts vanilla sugar (can be left out)
Some desiccated coconut to cover the energy balls

How to make energy balls:

  1. Cut the dates in small pieces, throw all the ingredient´s in a blender and mix until you have a nice, smooth batter.

  2. Roll moderate-sized balls of the batter. Tip! Use water to moist your hands while you roll the balls. This will make the batter less sticky and easier to roll.

  3. Roll the balls in the coconut.

  4. Put them in the fridge for one hour.

  5. Enjoy!

Energy balls in bowl

Add the flavors you want to vary the energy balls. You can, for example, replace the dates with a ripe banana, replace the oatmeal with buckwheat grains or add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds for even more nutritious energy balls. It is also good to add some juice from a squeezed orange.

The energy balls are nutrious in many ways:


  • Dates provide a delicious sweet taste and thus function as healthy sweetening!

  • Contains dietary fiber that helps stabilize blood sugar.

  • Works gastric.

  • Also contains various minerals, including iron, magnesium and selenium.

  • Dates contain healthy fats that are good for the heart and brain.

Oatmeal contains:

  • The healthy type of slow-absorbing carbohydrate that stabilizes blood sugar.

  • Proteins, also known as the body's "building blocks".

  • Heart-friendly fatty acids.

  • Lots of fiber - which improves the digestion.

  • Vitamins, including vitamin B and various minerals such as iron and magnesium.

  • Antioxidants that help strengthen the immune system.

Cocoa also contains antioxidants that boost the immune system, caffeine and heart-friendly oils, as well as tryptophan that stabilizes the mood.


Oatmeal is considered super food and can be eaten every day.