Hi friends! How is your week so far? I hope it’s a good one plus a short week is always nice right?! Have a great day 🙂
The other day, I was browsing Pinterest to find an energy ball recipe. I found a lot but most of them called for ingredients that I don’t have on hand or a food processor which I don’t own #SmallKitchenProblems. Personally, my pantry does not contain flax seed, protein powders or dates. If yours does then more power to you! I find it’s easiest to stock what I know I’ll use than buy things just for one recipe that I’m not sure I’ll enjoy. Due to this, I didn’t want to buy something that I wouldn’t use regularly.
I still wanted to make some energy balls to have as a healthy pre and post workout snack. I looked at a lot of recipes to get the ratio of the main ingredients then decided just to make my own. They came together super quick and involved minimal work. Plus they taste like cookies thanks to the addition of some chocolate chips. You can even think of them as a semi healthy dessert since they have chia seeds and minimal ingredients.
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds (for protein but can be made without them)
1/4-1/3 cup of chocolate chips (depending on how much chocolate you would like!)
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined.
Cover and store in the fridge for 30 minutes. This allows the oats to soak up a little moisture and make the dough easier to work with.
Use a spoon to get out a small amount of dough and roll into golf ball sized pieces. If the dough is too sticky, place back in fridge to let it harden a bit more.
Place in a closed container and store in the fridge.
Question of the day: Have you ever had energy bites?