Low-Sugar Almond & Oat Energy Bites

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

I love making these energy balls for a great snack or post-workout pick-me-up. To make the classic power bite just a little healthier I used fewer sugary ingredients than most recipes use- like sugar, dates, honey, dried fruit and more. Instead of using high-sugar ingredients to help keep these balls together, I kept these together by using slightly more nut butter that offers more minerals and micronutrients like calcium, iron, phosphorus and more. Don’t forget that you can swap in any dry ingredients or fruit that you want to make these power bites your own.




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  • 1 banana, smashed
  • 2 cups (180 g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (125 g) almond butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup (50 g) almonds
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp chia or flaxseed (optional)
  • 3-4 tbsp coconut flakes (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (rolled oats, almonds, cinnamon and salt) with the smashed banana.
  3. In a double boiler over medium heat, mix maple syrup and almond butter until the mixture is homogenous and well combined.
  4. Pour hot mixture over ingredients in the mixing bowl and fold together until the wet ingredients have spread evenly throughout the drier ingredients.
  5. Form the mixture into small/medium balls and place on a parchment paper-lined tray.
  6. Bake balls for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, serve and enjoy or store in a tupperware container for a later time.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 16

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories130
  • Fat7g
  • Saturated Fat0.5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium35mg
  • Carbohydrates14g
  • Fiber5g
  • Sugars3g
  • Protein 4g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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