9 Low-Calorie Energy Bites for the Healthiest Treat You'll Ever Eat

Staying on the healthy eating track isn't always the easiest thing in the world to do — especially when your evening sweet tooth rears its ugly head. But what's a girl to do when she's trying to achieve her latest fitness or weight loss goal? Easy: Have some energy bites ready.

Not only are these satisfying snacks full of healthy ingredients (like protein!) that support your weight loss goals, but they also taste like a tasty indulgence. Keep them in your kitchen for late-night snacks, at the office for when that 3 p.m. hour hits — anywhere you might need them in a pinch.

Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Balls

These little protein bites pack in the cinnamon flavor, just like the cinnamon rolls you remember from your childhood. Serve them at Sunday brunch with your girlfriends — or just keep the entire batch for yourself. Give them an extra optional roll in cinnamon and sugar (or stevia/ your favorite zero-calorie sweetener) to give them an added layer of indulgence.


10 Medjool dates

1 scoop Skinny Mom Vanilla Bean Protein Powder

⅓ cup cashew butter (or any nut butter you have)

⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Optional*: 1 tablespoon sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon (mix together)

*Optional ingredients are not included in nutrition calculations.


Coarsely cut up the dates and add them to the food processor with the remaining ingredients. Process until it all holds together, about 1 minute.

Roll into 14 balls (about 1 scant tablespoon), and then roll into the optional cinnamon sugar mix if desired.

Prep time: ​15 minutes

Cook time:​ none

Serves: ​14

Measurement per serving:​ 1 ball


Calories: 95

Calories from fat: 35

Cholesterol: 3mg

Sodium: 11mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 9g

Protein 3g

SmartPoints: 4