How To: Easy Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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Family beach strolls, April 2015

On a quest to find some healthier options that wouldn’t send my RA into a tizzy or be too earthy crunchy for my taste, I stumbled upon a recipe that instantly intrigued me.

 

A few Springs ago while I was over on the Vineyard visiting family who lives there, my cousin who is a nutrition coach and all-around Super Mom packed her toddlers a little snack for our stroll along the beach in Chappaquiddick. She had made her own version of these yummy little bites and I couldn’t stop at just one. I had actually forgotten all about this powerful little snack though until I came across this recipe in my Google searches on a particularly flared day.

This snack is great for days when I am having bad fatigue days because with ingredients that promote natural energy and antioxidant boosting properties, it gives you that extra pick me up without turning to a processed energy bar or a cup of coffee. This tiny little snack goes a long way.

Each time I make these energy balls, I change it up a little bit. After many attempts, I have now perfected it, and let me tell you, it is so easy and so yummy. Below is everything you need to know and a quick how to video I created demonstrating the process.

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PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BITES

prep: 10 min. total: 40 min.

what’s needed:

  • oats (I use old fashioned, thick rolled oats)
  • shredded coconut
  • peanut butter (I use Teddie’s unsalted smooth)
  • flax seeds
  • chocolate chips
  • honey
  • vanilla extract
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Honey, natural peanut butter, rolled oats, shredded unsweetened coconut, organic milled flax seed, dark chocolate morsels

directions:

  • stir in ingredients:
    • 1 cup oats
    • 2/3 cup shredded coconut
    • 1/2 cup peanut butter
    • 1/4 cup flax seed
    • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • mix together completely
  • wrap loosely and chill in fridge for about 30 minutes
  • uncover and roll mixture into balls
    • depending on size, it makes about a dozen

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Note: I’m no chef or nutrition expert. Feel free to alter this recipe how you like and if you find something that works better for you, let me know!

Enjoy!!

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