January 9, 2015

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

I love this recipe. I make some version of this recipe every week. Not kidding. 
I found the original from allrecipes.com and made it according to the author’s suggestions and a combination of the comments provided. But since then, I have made my own changes and sometimes it alters based on what ingredients I have on hand, or my mood.
These little energy bites are great for breakfast, a snack or even a dessert. Trust me.
Ingredients:
1 ripe banana, smashed
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup peanut butter (preferably almond butter, or your choice)
1/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
2 T. of chia seeds
2 T. flax seed
1 T. vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup honey
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up. Mix everything together. The mixture should form a thick consistency. Form little balls from the mixture and place them on the cookie sheet.
Put cookie sheet into the freezer for 30-60 seconds. Then put all balls into an air tight container and return them to the freezer. When you want to eat one, just take one out and have a bite!
*Depending on how cold you keep your freezer and where you keep your air tight container within your freezer, they may need a couple minutes to thaw before taking a bite.
*Note: There is a bit of honey in this recipe, therefore I suggest limiting the honey as much as you can. Also I usually increase the chia seeds and flax seeds I add because it’s just more goodness in the recipe, and you can’t taste the difference. 
*Future recipe ideas: Adding shredded coconut

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