No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Why we love Energy Balls
Last year, I have attended a nutrition course. While I forgot most of what I’ve learned, one particular statement from my teacher stick to me. It’s the 3 C rules by which our teacher lives by. It consists of improving your diet by avoiding Coke, Crisps and Cookies. I don’t drink coke, so avoiding it was quite easy, but God knows I love my crisps and cookies. So In my quest of ditching the cookies , I came across the Energy Balls. They are a delicious treat rich in flavour containing a decent amount of fibre and protein AND just sweet enough to make you forget about them cookies. And their sweetness does not even come from refined sugar, which is always a plus in my (healthy) book.
Energy Balls make the perfect on-the-go snack and only take few minutes to prepare .
My favourite recipes are the ones you can easily adapt to your own food preference or dietary requirement.s I also love recipes that I can make in no time. This energy balls recipe is spot on.
The basic recipe will call in for some sorts of flour. It could be almond flour, coconut flour, oats flour or any other flour you like. You then add in your extras such as nuts, coconut flakes, cranberries, chocolate and so on. Anything that can add up some taste and that is packed with some nutrients. Finally, you’ll need some binding ingredients to make everything sticks together : honey, nut butter, date paste,...
For this recipe, I opted for some oats that I blended in my food processor until it reaches a flour like texture. I used dates and peanut butter as my binding ingredients. My extras were some chia seeds and some chocolate. And since, I am in love with cinnamon and its smells, I also mixed in a bit of it.
Tips & Tricks
For this recipe, you'll need a food processor or a blender. If you don't have one, then you'll have to modify the recipe a tiny bit. Instead of blending your oats yourself, just buy some oat flour. And instead of using dates as your binding ingredients, you could use some honey and voilà !
Now, let us know about your own energy balls recipe. We'd love to hear what your use as "Extra" for your energy balls.
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Take care and see you next time.
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