Because I like the sound of “Energy Truffles” more than “Energy Balls.” :)
These things are a great go-to snack when you need an extra kick, especially at breakfast time or before and/or after a workout. They’re packed with fiber and protein, and lots of other nutrients. I’ll usually eat one after a gym workout, before heading in to work for the day (did I tell you D and I joined a gym? We did).
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup ground flax
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup raw agave nectar (can substitute honey)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Be sure to mix thoroughly – it might take a few minutes. You should end up with a nice dough that you can easily form into small balls. Using a large spoon or cookie scoop, spoon out tablespoon sized amounts of dough and roll into balls. I like to chill mine in the fridge for a few minutes so that they firm up. Then, they’re ready to eat! Makes about a dozen “truffles.”
If your “dough” is too gooey, add a bit more of the quick oats. If it’s too dry, add more coconut oil. If you’d like more or less sweetness, add more or less agave. You get the idea. Enjoy!
*recipe adapted from youmefit.com