superfood rainbow energy balls

Need a boost in energy, or shift your brain into gear? These delicious (and dare we say, fun?!) rainbow bites deserve a spot on your recipe wishlist. Not to mention, they’re versatile and super easy to make. Calling for everyday pantry items like oats, nut butter and tahini – this simple recipe is here to fuel your day.

Superb for little ones’ lunchboxes, kids birthday parties or a quirky mid-morning treat at the office, they’re sure to be the talk of the town – and we’re not just talking about their vibrant colour.

Featuring nutritious, droolworthy ingredients like goji,  barley grass and hemp hearts – this recipe is loaded with healthy fats and superfoods that taste delicious – and are sure to have you going back for seconds.

Lasting in the fridge for up to 7 days (and freezer friendly), make them yours in just 15 short minutes.

A trio of flavour

With three tantalising flavours to choose from, take your pick (or go all out) and let your tastebuds enjoy the rest.

Goji and lemon

Both high in  antioxidants, goji and lemon are nourishing ingredients to include in your wellness journey. From their vitamin C rich content to their dietary fibre, these immune-loving ingredients taste great, and help you feel great too.

Blackcurrant and sunflower seeds

Need a pick-me-up? This wholesome choice will have your tastebuds talking – from the tangy, sweetness of the blackcurrant to the crunch factor of the sunflower seeds, this flavour profile is sure to be appreciated. Not to mention, your insides will be thanking you.

Barley grass, hemp and banana

Not a fan of eating your greens, or time for a nutritional bump? From healthy fats for lasting energy, fibre to keep you fuller for longer and essential vitamins and minerals to keep your wellness in check – get ready to soak in the nutrient-rich benefits of this feel-good flavour.


Base mix

Flavour variations:

Goji and lemon

Blackcurrant and sunflower seeds

Barley grass, hemp and banana

rainbow energy balls


  1. To make the base mix, add the oats to a food processor and blitz into a fine crumb. Remove from the blender and set aside.
  2. De-seed the dates and add them to the food processor until they form a sticky paste (if using dried dates soak them in warm water until soft before processing). Break up the date paste with your hands and add it back into the blender.
  3. Add half of the desiccated coconut to the food processor with the dates and blend until the dates are well distributed throughout the coconut.
  4. Add date coconut mixture into a bowl and combine with LSA/almond meal, the remaining desiccated coconut and the oat crumb. Mix well.
  5. To make the different flavour variations, divide up your base mixture into separate bowls and add inadditional nuts, seeds, fruit, fruit juice and nut seed butters.
  6. Roll each mixture into balls. Then, store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 7 days (or freeze and defrost before enjoying).

Makes: Each batch makes approx 8 balls | Prep Time: 15 minutes

Dietaries: VeganVegetarianDairy Free

What's inside? Average nutritional goodness per serving*
Serving size: 1 ball
Each serving has:
Calories: 338
Total Fat: 22g
Total Carbohydrate: 30g
Net Carbohydrate: 23g
Protein: 6g
Sugar: 19g
*Nutritional information is based on approximate calculations by My Fitness Pal.

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