These energy balls are a great eat on the go breakfast or snack. They provide a mix of protein, carbohydrates and fiber and contain the superfood chia seeds. Check out my post from November 10, 2015 to learn all about the amazing benefits and nutritional content of chia seeds.
Here is the approximate recipe. Approximate because I don't measure I just dump in the ingredients.
1 cup organic rolled oats
1 tablespoon organic chia seeds (or ground flax seed)
Several heaping spoonfuls of almond butter (or peanut butter)
1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder (optional, I use Arbonne vegan protein powder)
Mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)
If you like it sweeter you can drizzle it with honey
Mix the ingredients together, adding enough almond butter for them to be moistened and form balls. Roll into bite size balls and pop one in your mouth, or put them in a ziplock bag for your next snack. They are yummy!!!
All of you adults out there who don't have young kids, don't pass trying this one out! I love them! They are a great go to snack to take with you to work, or to have in the car while running errands. They also satisfy my sweet tooth. It's always better to eat something that you've made versus having a processed and packaged granola bar.
I would love to hear what you think of these granola energy balls. Give them a try and then drop me a comment and let me know!