When the kids get home from school, sometimes they are so ravenous that the grouchy monster starts coming out before I can even whip them up a snack. So I like to keep ready made healthy snacks around that will fill them up quickly and have a few different healthy ingredients in them. Enter energy bites. Easy, delicious, satisfying to the sweet tooth and of course, healthy. Enjoy!
No Bake Energy Bites
1 cup dry oats
2/3 cup coconut (shredded, desiccated, etc) – I used unsweetened
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1/3 cup agave nectar
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup chocolate chips (optional)
All all ingredients to a stand mixer (or use your hands!) and mix until well incorporated. Add chocolate chips and stir by hand to distribute them. Refrigerate the “dough” for 30 minutes, then roll into 1 inch balls. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Makes about 25 one inch balls.
Nutritional Info per ball WITH chocolate chips: 118 calories, 6.5 g fat, 13 g carbs, 4 g protein
Nutritional Info per ball WITHOUT chocolate chips: 104 calories, 5.6 g fat, 10 g carbs, 4 g protein
The Mad Radish says: Two of these balls make a great pre workout snack!
The Snobby Wasabi says: A tasty way to get my energy before my workout with my personal trainer.