As a busy mom, finding time to eat healthy can sometimes be a challenge. If things are crazy (and let’s face it, with a one and three year old at home, it usually is) I tend to reach for the easiest thing to eat–bagel, store-bought muffin, chips or other junky items.
That’s why I like to try my best to have healthy, grab-and-go snacks available that fuel my body with nutrients so I can keep up with my crazy brood.
I love eating energy balls either first thing in the morning with my cup of coffee, or right after a workout to refuel my body. These energy balls have just enough sweetness in them too to help satisfy any sweet cravings I may have throughout the day.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Yields: 20 energy balls
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup natural peanut butter or nut butter of your choice
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder – I used Aura Complete Protein
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Add all of your ingredients except chocolate chips to a food processor or high powered blender. Once everything is mixed together stir in chocolate chips.
Roll into balls and place in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 20 minutes for the balls to set.
Hope you enjoy this healthy snack!