Heres the truth, I was going to a small cafe and buying delicious energy balls for $3.00 each! I finally said to myself, “I can do this!” I have ingredients at home, I’m always looking for a fun healthy activity to do with the kids, and I am guessing others want to make their own energy balls too. That’s all it took for me to finally start mixing. I wanted to create something that the kids could eat before school or after school. Something I could have for myself before carpool or workout. The taste needed to be sweet but not too sweet, and something I could make over and over again. I also wanted to use ingredients that I already had in my house.
So here is what we came up with in our kitchen. We love them and hope you and your kiddos do too.
Feel free to be creative, mix and match your own ingredients—that’s part of the fun. If you don’t have one of the ingredients listed, add your own and then share it—you know I love a good share. Here is one full disclosure, I don’t measure! Its part of my personality I guess, I mix and match to taste, so I hope you do the same. There really is no right or wrong!
Almond Butter Oat Balls
Start by mixing your rolled oats and almond butter. I found you need more almond butter than you think to make the balls stick.
Honey or Date Syrup
Coconut Oil – Just a little bit of this one
Vital Proteins Collagen
Chocolate Chips (Andrew put WAY too many in next time, not as many 🙂 )
I put the mix in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. After the mix cooled, I rolled them into balls. Then, I put them into a container and kept half in the fridge and half in the freezer. After only a day, they are almost gone! Next time I am going to play around with Dried Cranberries, Cacoao Powder and maybe some matcha!