Are you a snacker? I have to confess that I am a bit of a snackaholic and haven’t been able to give them up since going low-carb a few years ago. I don’t really try anymore as there are lots of great low-carb snack options. The recipes for fat bombs are great but sometimes they are just too rich to eat for afternoon tea! Enter Energy Balls….
Something lighter like these Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Balls are just the thing. They are light and airy but with a lovely creamy texture. You only need 5 ingredients and each ball has 2g of net carbs. Not bad at all.
Apart from being an excellent snack, these energy balls are great for kids parties or as an after dinner treat.
The sweetness of the strawberries used will make a big difference to the flavor. Start by adding 1 tablespoon of sweetener and then taste the processed mixture to see if you need to add more. When strawberries are really sweet, you may not need any sweetener at all, so feel free to leave it out altogether.
For more information on choosing a low-carb sweetener, check out our post: Low-Carb Pantry Essentials.
Low-carb cooking for kids
The kids are also a big fan of these so make a double batch so everyone can enjoy them. They can get involved by rolling the mixture into balls and coating them in the shredded coconut. It’s an easy recipe to get the kids into cooking and have a bit of fun. Just be prepared to have shredded coconut all over the place!
You’ll love this recipe if you want something uncomplicated that can be prepared in 15-20 minutes. They are the perfect snack when you need something to get you through the afternoon. I like to have one or two with my afternoon coffee. Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Balls would also be great to serve when friends come over or after dinner.
Want more low-carb snack recipes and ideas?
If you are looking for more snack ideas, check out our Hunger Busting Low-Carb Snacks Guide.
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Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Balls
Place the strawberries, almond flour, sweetener (erythritol) and a pinch of salt into a food processor.
Break or slice the cream cheese into small pieces and add to the food processor.
Add 3/4 cup of shredded coconut, reserving 1/4 cup for rolling.
Process on high speed until well combined, scrape down the sides and process again.
Shape the mixture into 12 balls (around 1 inch size) and roll in the coconut to coat.
Place in the refrigerator to chill.
Makes 12 balls (1 ball is 1 serving)
Per serving: 106 Calories; 9.6g Fat; 2.3g Protein; 3.8g Total Carbohydrate; 1.6g Fiber; 2.3g Net Carbs
Let us know in the comments how your Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Balls turn out. I hope you love them as much as we do! Let us know how they are and any variations you suggest!
- Serves: 12
- Serving size: 1
- Calories: 106
- Fat: 9.6
- Net Carbohydrates: 2.3
- Fiber: 1.6
- Protein: 2.3
- Place the strawberries, almond flour, sweetener (erythritol) and a pinch of salt into a food processor.
- Break or slice the cream cheese into small pieces and add to the food processor.
- Add ¾ cup of shredded coconut, reserving ¼ cup for rolling.
- Process on high speed until well combined, scrape down the sides and process again.
- Shape the mixture into 12 balls (around 1 inch size) and roll in the coconut to coat.
- Place in the refrigerator to chill.
Best when chilled for 30 minutes or more, but can be eaten immediately.
** Chilling time not included in 30 minute recipes
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