This recipe came a across my news feed on facebook so I tried it and am now an addict. Energy balls are a great replacement for granola bars, an awesome pre or post workout snack, and a quick healthy choice to grab and go when you are in a hurry, great for camping and hiking. They are 100% raw if you don't use chocolate chips. The recipe is so simple my 4 year old could make them. The ingredients are simple and inexpensive. If you are on a very high protein low carb diet, these will help give you the healthy carbs you need while regulating your digestive system and cleaning out your colon.
1 C. Oats: oats contain a unique nutrient called beta
glucan. It’s a type of fiber that increases levels of an appetite-controlling
hormone called PYY
1/2 C. Peanut butter: Though technically a legume, peanuts have fiber, and protein. When it comes to antioxidant content, peanuts are the winner *only use crushed peanuts peanut butter. Skippy, jif and all those other brands are loaded with garbage preservatives and hydrogenated oils.
1/2 C. Flaxseed Powder: Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries. It is a great source of Omega3 (webmd)
1/2 C. chocolate chips (optional) Though a good 70% cacao chocolate is loaded with antioxidants.
1/3 C. Honey: We use local honey harvested as close to our home as possible to reduce allergies. Honey also possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties
Directions: mix everything together until well combined. I use my hands at a certain point and knead it like a dough to get it all mixed in. Shape into balls. That's it! Refrigerate and enjoy. Your kids and you will love them. It is a super healthy snack as opposed to that sugar laden Quaker bar!