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.

 

Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Balls in a bowl with fresh strawberries and a bottle of milk

 

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!

 

Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Balls on a plate with fresh strawberries

 

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.

These are my ALL-TIME favorite recipes for fat bombs:

Dark Chocolate and Nut Fat Bombs 

Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

 

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Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Balls in a bowl with some strawberries
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Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Balls

Don't give up snacking! These Energy Balls are a delicious low-carb snack, awesome for kids parties or as an after dinner treat. Only 20 minutes to prep and 1.8g of net carbs per ball.
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Low-Carb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 106 kcal
Author Appetite For Energy

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the strawberries, almond flour, sweetener (erythritol) and a pinch of salt into a food processor.
  2. Break or slice the cream cheese into small pieces and add to the food processor.
  3. Add 3/4 cup of shredded coconut, reserving 1/4 cup for rolling.
  4. Process on high speed until well combined, scrape down the sides and process again.
  5. Shape the mixture into 12 balls (around 1 inch size) and roll in the coconut to coat.
  6. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

Recipe Notes

1 serving is 1 ball.
Best when chilled for 30 minutes or more, but can be eaten immediately.
** Chilling time not included in 30 minute recipes

Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.6g 15%
Total Carbohydrates 3.8g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Protein 2.3g 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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