Energy Bites

IMG_5390These are so easy to make and pack a huge hit of energy! Plus they taste like dessert. What could be better? I snack on these after a workout, when my energy is feeling low, or instead of reaching for a cookie (seriously they are that good).

I make them different every time depending on what I have in the pantry but there are always some basic ingredients that I keep around the house.

Original ingredients:
1 cup of dry oats
1/2 cup of Peanut butter (or your choice of nut butter)
1/3 cup of honey or agave
1/2 cup of flaxseed, ground
1-2 tbsp of chia seeds
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips

Almond Slivers, Pistachios, Walnuts, etc
Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin seeds
Milk chocolate chips or White chocolate chips (instead of chocolate chips in original ingredients)
Dried fruit–raisins, cranberries, blueberries, etc.
Coconut shavings

I would suggest adding no more than 2 or 3 extras. It can get hard to make it all stick together with two many ingredients. Add 1/2 cup or 1/3 cup if adding 2 extra ingredients, or 1/4 cup each if adding 3 extra ingredients.

Combine ingredients in a medium size bowl. Mix well. If the mixture looks dry add more wet ingredients (peanut butter or honey), if the mixture looks too wet add more dry ingredients (oats, nuts, etc.)

Refrigerate for at least a half hour. Remove from fridge and roll into 1 inch balls. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat  🙂

Enjoy! Please let us know if you come up with any fun new combinations.

Favorite combos below:
1. Original ingredients + sunflower & pumpkin seeds, raisins
2. Original ingredients + white choco chips & dried cranberries
3. Original ingredients + white choco chips & pistachios


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