Foodie Monday: Power Balls

Happy Leap Day! Any ladies asking their guy to marry them today? On another note, Leonard DiCaprio FINALLY won his Oscar. And his acceptance speech was beautiful!

Ok, on to today’s recipe. On my quest to become healthier, I needed to figure out a great afternoon snack, you know something to get me through the 3:00 pm slump. I love anything crunchy, and I love nuts butters, and this concoction hits the spot. I’ve seen many variations of these but here’s my take on it.

What you’ll need:

Power Balls 1

  • 2 cups Trader Joes GF Ancient Grain & Super Seed Oatmeal ( or just plain Toasted Oatmeal)
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 jar of unsalted crunchy almond butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sea salt

*Omit honey to make this recipe vegan, substitute with maple syrup or sweetener of your choice.

Just dump all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and get ready to get those hands dirty! Mix till well combined.

Power Balls 2

Then roll into golf ball size balls and place in a storage container. Refrigerate at least an hour, this allows them to set.

Power Balls 3

They are seriously sooo good, I just pop two of these and I get an instant boost. I think it’s the perfect mix of protein and carbs to get you thru the afternoon or any energy slump.

These are also great as a post workout snack.

Enjoy!
Silvia

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