Today I just want to share a delicious, fast, and easy recipe with you all! There are unlimited variations of energy balls that you can make, and this one is my favorite.
First of all, the reason I love this recipe is that for one, it’s so delicious and easy to make; but these are also a nutrient and energy-dense snack that can be perfect for anyone who feels busy and overwhelmed. Often times I see that people forget to eat all day or just don’t feel like they have time. While we live in a world that glamorizes eating LESS, I am a strong advocate for eating ENOUGH.
This recipe can also make for an awesome snack for kids!
So, let’s get to it
I am sharing the ingredient brands I personally used, but you are welcome to use whatever you would like!
I N G R E D I E N T S
- 1 cup Quaker Old Fashion Oats
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbs Smucker’s all natural peanut butter
- 4 tablespoons of all natural honey
- 4 tablespoons of Bob’s Red Mill Golden Flax Meal
- 1 scoop Quest Nutrition multi-purpose protein powder (can use any brand/flavor)
- 3 tablespoons Hershey’s dark chocolate chips – I usually like using mini chocolate chips but the store didn’t have them!
D I R E C T I O N S
- Put all ingredients into a bowl
- You could try to mix them around with a mixing spoon however I found it was much easier to just use my hands and mix everything as evenly as I could
- Roll “dough” into 1-2 inch size balls (I was able to make 17)
- Stick in refrigerator/freezer
- Once they are no longer sticky, store in a tupperware container or ziplock back and keep in refrigerator.
N U T R I T I O N F A C T S
(this will be dependent on the ingredients you use and how many balls you are able to make. These nutrition facts are based upon the ingredients I used and the number of balls I was able to make)
1 ball = 113 calories // 6g fat // 10.5g carbs // 1.6g fiber // 5g sugar // 4.4g protein
P O S S I B L E S U B S T I T U T I O N S
Other ingredients you could use include (but are not limited to): almond butter (really any nut utter), peanut butter powder, maple syrup, coconut flakes, dried fruit, cocoa powder, chia seeds, shaved nuts, etc.