Raw Vegan Energy Balls Recipe

raw vegan energy balls

Raw food and energy balls have both become big healthy food trends in the last few years. Raw energy balls are a popular healthy quick fix snack for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon boost and it’s easy to make them vegan by using plant-based ingredients.


Here, we take a look at a few different vegan-friendly energy sources, explore what ‘raw’ actually means and share a delicious raw vegan energy balls recipe, packed with healthy ingredients.

What are the Best Vegan Energy Sources?


Although vegans eliminate all animal products from their diet, there are still plenty of vegan-friendly energy sources.


Unrefined carbs are a good source of slow-release energy, releasing their energy slowly throughout the day, helping you to stay feeling fuller and more energised for longer.


Examples of unrefined carbs include:


  • Black beans
  • Brown rice
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Sweet potato (with skin on)
  • Whole grain bread


Another option is our Sport Organic Plant-Based Energy Protein, which comes in a tasty blackberry cherry flavour and can be used to create energising pre-workout drinks.



This plant-based energy protein formula is made using clean, organic ingredients, including 85mg of caffeine from coffeeberry and 200mcg of whole food vitamin B12, alongside a unique nitric oxide mix of organic vegetables, including kale, spinach and beets.

What Does ‘Raw’ Mean?


Raw doesn’t just mean uncooked – although it does mean that a product or ingredient hasn’t been heated above a certain temperature. Raw also means that a product is unrefined and hasn’t been treated with any pesticides or other chemicals.


You’ll see the label ‘raw’ on many Garden of Life products, including protein powders, microbiome formulas and multivitamin supplements. The whole food ingredients in our raw products haven’t been heated above temperatures that could denature the proteins they contain, helping to keep their maximum nutritional value intact.


How to Make Raw Vegan Energy Balls


This raw vegan energy balls recipe is easy to follow and wonderfully versatile – switch up the type of nut butter, nuts, dried fruit and even the protein powder flavour you use to create a different vegan snack every time.




  • 50g nut butter, such as peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Organic Vegan Protein Powder in Vanilla, Chocolate or Vanilla Chai
  • 25g chopped nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts or peanuts
  • 50g rolled oats
  • 25g dried fruit, such as cherries, raisins or apricots



  • Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a large mixing ball until well-combined. You want everything to stick together, so add a little extra nut butter if needed.
  • Shape the mixture into evenly sized balls and place on a baking tray. Place in the fridge to set for at least an hour before tucking in.


Looking for more snacks to keep you going throughout the day? Check out these quick and tasty snacks, perfect to make when you’re working from home:

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