So I know that I am not the only one that struggles with finding healthy snacks that actually keep me full and satisfied. Something that I have come to learn (the hard way!) about my body is that I need a lot of protein in order to function and feel well… And I think that applies to almost everyone! While I was here in California, my aunt introduced me to a recipe that tastes good, is high in protein, and is six-year-old approved (which I think we can all agree, six-year-old approval is hard won!) I tried these energy bites for breakfast one morning and I can testify that three of them kept me full until lunchtime! That, and they are so delicious, I knew that I had to share the recipe with you guys! They are so super simple to make, I know that I’ll be making them on the regular once I’m home! Here’s the recipe:
1 cup dry oatmeal
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup chocolate chips/chunks, or cocao nibs
1/3 cup honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar
1 tbsp. Chia seeds
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
So once you mix these ingredients together, use your hands to roll it into balls, and refrigerate them! After that, you’re good to go! This recipe will make about 3 dozen of these energy bites, but make sure you eat them in about a week!
Also, add or subtract anything you like! But keep in mind, all of the seeds and nuts are what makes these energy bites so high in protein 🙂
I hope you all enjoyed this recipe! If you make these, make sure to send me a picture, or to tag me in one on Instagram!