To start my new food journey, I’ve been doing a bit of research for healthy breakfast foods as well. If you’re anything like me, you probably feel a bit discouraged when trying to figure out what to make for breakfast. Yes, I do love my pancakes, waffles, eggs, muffins (at times), and anything else breakfast-like. BUT do you find that your breakfast foods are repeat items? Is it just me?
Anyway, I’ve decided to change things up a bit by making Energy Bites, which I made last night just as a way of prepping for today. These bites are so amazing! The great thing about them is that you can make them out of ANY ingredient that fits your liking. Substitutions are by far welcomed! It’s just left up to you and your tastebuds.
The other great thing about these bites are that they really do give you great energy. If you’re someone who exercises on a regular, stays up late, or wakes up early (because you’re just oh so busy!) and needs to have several cups of coffee a day; this option would be great! You’ll feel light, healthy, and well energized to get through your task(s). In my bites, I chose to
“overload” on flavor! A little bit of this and a little bit of that, made a great end for me! Haha!
Chocolate chips, honey, oatmeal, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, crunchy peanut butter, raisins, vanilla extract, and a few fingertips full of walnuts. YUMMY!
It was Gooooood!
This made a really great & filling breakfast for me this morning alongside a cup of cappuccino and a few slices of strawberries for a nice refreshed sweet taste….Cheers to my new food journey!
Find the recipe below and Enjoy!
Yummy Energy Bites Recipe
- 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used steel-cut gluten-free oats by RedMill)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used the crunchy Jif natural version)
- 1/2 cup ground flax seeds (OR already grinned flaxseed meal, which I used)
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- 1/2 raisins
- Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed (I used my hands to make sure that all ingredients were mixed together well).
- Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour so that it can harden a bit (I put in the freezer for a faster time).
- Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1″ in diameter.)
- Store in a container (with a lid that’s airtight OR a ziplock bag like I did) and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
- Makes about 15-20 balls (depending on size).
What are your thoughts? Have you ever tried Energy Balls? If so, what did you use to make yours?
Be sure to let me know in the comments section down below ↓