Happy Wednesday/hump day to you! Is anyone else totally dragging already this week? I've literally been on the go nonstop this week. I got home late last night and for the first time this week was able to check my email, I logged on saw there was a lot, and logged off. It was way too overwhelming to try to deal with at 8pm especially since I had been on the go since 3:50am. If I haven't responded to you yet, please be patient I promise I will respond within the next 24-48 hours.
With all the running around and lack of sleep I have been needing a hard core energy boost. I cannot stand the taste of coffee, so no caffeine for me! Instead, I choose to get my energy naturally through what I eat. Over the weekend I knew I was going to be crazy busy this week so I tested out some energy ball recipes I had been playing with. These balls are so good that I can't stop eating them! They have a nice balance of protein and carbs to help keep you full so you don't get hungry or sleepy. But fair warning these energy balls are BEYOND addicting! I may or may not have already have made (and eaten) a second batch...whoops :)
Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup Wild Friends sugar cookie peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 1/2 cup gluten free oats
- 1 Tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds
- 2 Tablespoons flaxseed mill
- 2 Tablespoons chocolate chips
In a medium mixing bowl combine oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flaxseed mill.
In a microwave safe bowl combine peanut butter and honey and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir peanut butter and honey together, if it's not totally melted microwave for another 10-15 seconds until it is liquidy enough to be spread.
Take the melted peanut butter and honey combination and pour over dry ingredients. Use a spoon or a spatula to stir everything together, ensuring that everything is coated equally.
Place the now warm oat mix in fridge for about 30 minutes, or until mostly cooled.
When the mixture has cooled mix in chocolate chips.
Using your hands begin to roll mixture into tablespoon size balls. Repeat until mixture is gone. I was able to get about 10 balls- it all depends on how big or small you make them.
Store energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy as a healthy snack on the go, in yogurt, broken over smoothies, the possibilities are endless!
If you make these delicious energy balls take a picture, tag me on instagram, and use the hashtag #thesimplelife I'd love to see your creations! Don't forget to like my new Facebook page!