One of my favourite easy snacks to make when I’m craving something sweet has to be energy bites. They are great to grab and go for a quick breakfast, to snack on in between meals, pre or post workout or as a nighttime sweet snack. They are high in protein and fats so a couple of these bite sized balls will keep you satisfied.
You can experiment with different add ins but the base is really the first four ingredients.
Brownie Energy Bites:
•1/2 cup natural peanut butter
(or you can use almond butter)
•1/4 cup honey
•1 cup of ground oats (you don’t have to grind the oats but I like the texture better)
•1/2 cup of almond milk (or milk of choice)
•1 tbsp of cacao powder
•1 tbsp of coconut oil (a must if adding cacao powder)
•1 tbsp of chia seeds
• 1 tbsp of ground flax seed
•1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder (I use Quattro by Magnum Whey Protein or Genuine Health Vegan Protein for a plant based option)
•pinch of sea salt
Other great add ins: chocolate chips, chopped nuts etc..
Mix all ingredients in one bowl. Refrigerate for 20 mins and then roll into 1 inch balls.
Carbs: 7 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Fats: 8 grams
If you’re looking for a flourless version, I love this one: https://www.texanerin.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-protein-balls/