3 STEP NO BAKE ENERGY BITES
These delicious little No Bake Energy Bites are a great healthy snack for breakfast, in lunch boxes, in between dance lessons or even a sneaky late night treat.
1 cup rolled oats (regular)
½ cup peanut butter
2 tbs. of honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup choc chips
½ cup shredded coconut
1 tbs of ground flax seeds
1 tbs of chia seeds
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.
Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for approx. 10 minutes (or until not too sticky!)
Roll balls into whatever size you would like. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week.
Feeling good begins from the inside out, and what you eat can really effect the way you feel. Here are some benefits of the foods we have included:
Oats are a whole grains that are great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. They have many health benefits including lowering blood sugar levels and reducing the risk of heart disease.
Flax seeds are a superfood, They are high in fibre and low in carbs, They contain antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acid, They help with digestive health, lowering cholesterol, weight loss and healthy skin and hair,
Chia seeds are high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and protein. They are also high in Omega-3 Fatty and loaded with antioxidants. Chia Seeds can Improve exercise performance, just as much as a Sports Drink!
Honey can strengthen the immune system, It's a probiotic that can increase athletic performance and also reduce cough and throat irritation.
Cinnamon can have medicinal properties. It's a spice loaded with antioxidants, which has anti inflammatory properties and can help fight infections.
The most awesome thing about this recipe is how flexible it is. So if you have any allergies to any of the ingredients, just substitute and get rolling. Here are some possible changes or add ins:
sesame, pumpkin or sunflower seeds
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Different (or no) chocolate: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, etc.
Different nut butter: If you are allergic to peanuts, use almond butter, sunflower seed butter, cashew butter, or others.
Different sweetener: use agave or even maple syrup
Keep in mind if you begin experimenting with different ingredients, the balance of the recipe might not work., however, this is easy fixed. If the mix is too dry, add more of the sticky ingredients (honey and/or peanut butter), and if it's too gooey, just add in more oats.
These energy bites are quick, easy and perfect for customization. Comment below what you added in to make them even more delicious!
*This awesome photo and recipe is found on GImmie Some Food*