Paleo Cashew Vanilla Energy Bites {Vegan, Gluten Free}

Grab one of these paleo cashew vanilla energy bites for a quick and easy pick-me-up. This recipe comes together in minutes and is gluten free, dairy free and vegan.

Paleo cashew vanilla energy bites - an easy, healthy snack that's gluten free, dairy free and free from refined sugar |

Who's excited for summer? Me! The days are longer and filled with lots of light. I almost feel like a kid again, wanting to play all day and barely wanting to come inside by dinner. I tend to fill, ok, over-fill, my social calendar with activities and get togethers. With staying this busy during the summer, I try and pay extra attention to the additional energy exerted and the increased fuel I need to keep going. That's why I created these paleo cashew vanilla energy bites.

Paleo cashew vanilla energy bites - gluten free, vegan, free from refined sugar |

Sometimes I need a quick pick-me-up between activities, or I'm looking for a good pre or post workout snack. Enter the energy bite.

I'm sure I don't need to tell you that all bites are not created equal. If you grab a bite that's loaded with processed ingredients and sugars, you'll find your energy crashing after eating, instead of rising. So you always want to look for a healthy snack that includes fat, fiber and protein. This perfect trifecta will ensure that you stay satisfied, full and energized.

Paleo energy balls - gluten free and vegan |

I've included all 3 in these paleo energy bites with some simple ingredients and a little extra love from Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Boosters.

Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Boosters are plant-based protein at its finest. They're a great source of protein at 20 grams per serving, with a healthy dose of fiber as well. No only that, but the boosters contain chia seeds and probiotics, and are gluten free, dairy free, soy free and vegan. How's that for a lot of extra bonuses?

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You can make my energy balls or simply add a scoop to your morning smoothie or juice for an even faster leg up on the day.

So pop these paleo cashew vanilla energy bites before or after a workout, between summer activities or at snack time. They're designed to keep you fueled and energetic all summer long!

Paleo Cashew Vanilla Energy Bites {Vegan, Gluten Free}

Makes about 25 balls


  • 1-1/2 cups raw, organic cashews
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut, unsweetened
  • 1 cup (about 8) dates pitted and soft (soak 30 minutes to 2 hours to soften)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted, in liquid form
  • 2 scoops Bob's Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder Nutritional Booster


  1. Place the cashews and coconut in a food processor and pulse until a fine crumb is reached. Remove 2 heaping tablespoons of the mix and place in a small bowl. Add the dates, vanilla, coconut oil and nutritional booster to the food processor and blend. A thick dough should form. You may need to scrape the sides down a few times to properly mix.
  2. Take a melon scoop or spoon and parcel out dime size balls. Roll between your hands until a compact circle is formed.
  3. After all the balls are created, take each one and roll through the cashew coconut mix until all sides are coated. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Paleo cashew vanilla energy bites are an inexpensive and easy gluten free and vegan snack that will keep you energized and going between meals |