Energy Bites!

Heavenly, dough-like, scrumptious balls of energy?!? Who doesn’t want that?  I’m not 100% sure that eating these will make you feel like you just drank 5 cups of coffee in 2 minutes but it has some good stuff in them so let’s just think of them like that. Plus, they taste so good they seem bad for you so if we say they are energy-filled, it makes it okay. Right? I hope so because I sure do love these sweet treats.

I don’t like to spend my time preparing a fabulous day full of meals/snacks the night before. I like to make things in bulk so I don’t have to do much throughout the week. These are great snacks when you need a little pick-me-up that taste amazing and are full of some delicious ingredients. It has a bit of healthy fats to keep you full and your cells happy. Also, has a bit of fiber to keep your full for longer.

So here how the magic balls are made:

    • 1/2 C all natural nut butter
    • 1/3 C honey
    • 1 C old fashioned rolled oats
    • 1/3 C shredded unsweetened coconut
    • 1/3 cup of flaxseed
    • 1-2 tsp vanilla
    • pinch of salt
    • 1/2 C other add-ins (any kind of whole or roughly chopped nuts or seeds, dried fruit, chocolate chips, etc)

In a large bowl add the nut butter, honey, vanilla and salt. If all your ingredients are room temperature you should be able to stir to combine. Once this is combined add the remaining ingredients. For my add-ins I used some chopped almonds and walnuts and a some dark chocolate chips.  Mix well.  Once it’s all combined place in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Remove from the fridge, scoop out some dough and roll into a ball. If yours are too sticky you can add more dry ingredients into them or roll them in something like ground nuts, coconut, etc so they aren’t as sticky. I had extra chopped almonds/walnuts so I rolled some of the balls in there to get a good coating. Place the balls in an airtight container either in the fridge or freezer for quick and easy snacks. I keep mine in the fridge.

So there it is; a super easy and delicious snack that you can grab and go. Be careful to not eat the whole batch though! Although they are made with good ingredients, too much of anything (especially fats) can lead to extra calories and weight gain. Happy eating!

Recipe found and modified from: https://fooddoodles.com/2011/06/28/one-bowl-all-natural-no-bake-energy-bites/

 

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