These yummy and healthy snack bites are great before or after exercise! Being packed full of superfoods, they provide a great variety of nutrients and vitamins, balanced in protein, carbohydrates and fats, and are great for an energy boost anytime of day. They are simple and fun to make and good luck in having any left by the time you’ve finished making the last ball!
1 cup (dry) oats (I used gluten-free old-fashioned oats)
2/3 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut or almond butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)
1/4 cup honey or agave syrup
1 Tbsp protein powder (whey, hemp or pea – not essential but good for balancing blood sugar)
1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. coconut oil melted
2 tsp. truvia (optional – for those with a sweet tooth!)
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1″ in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Makes about 20-25 balls, if little fingers don’t get in there first!