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.
PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BITES
prep: 10 min. total: 40 min.
- oats (I use old fashioned, thick rolled oats)
- shredded coconut
- peanut butter (I use Teddie’s unsalted smooth)
- flax seeds
- chocolate chips
- vanilla extract
- 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
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!