Packed full of healthy fats and complex carbohydrates, these energy balls will give you that boost of energy you need to make it through your day!
Looking for a recipe that is salty, sweet and nutritious at the same time? Look no further. This peanut butter energy ball recipe will hit the spot and keep you on track with your healthy lifestyle.
Most protein ball recipes that I've searched for are packed with tons of ingredients. They all require a food processor and they can get messy. I've played around with this recipe for you so that you can make it using just a bowl, a spatula and a measuring cup. Each ingredient added to this recipe will aid in keeping you full of energy, and keeping your belly full too!
If you really want to amp up your protein intake, use protein powder to replace half of the flour this recipe calls for. Make sure that you use vanilla protein powder, this will add a complementary flavour to the balls.
So let's get started with that recipe!
2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup ground flax
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
1/3 cup milk
1/2 peanuts, chopped
1/2 chocolate chips
• In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oats, coconut, flax and flour.
• Toss in the salt and stir until well incorporated.
• In a separate bowl, stir together the peanut butter, maple syrup, and milk.
• Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated. If your arms get sore from mixing (like mine do) just get dirty and mix with your hands, this will be messier but will also be easier.
• Roll into golfball sized balls. If mixture is not holding together, add a little bit more milk.
• Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days, but I doubt they will last that long.
If you want a peanut-free version of protein balls, check out these delicious Oatmeal Raisin Protein Balls!