Tuesday, January 1, 2013

No-Bake Energy Bites.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Its 2013 and what better way to ring in the new year than no-bake energy bites! I found this recipe on gimme some oven and tweaked it a little bit to make the bites extra healthy.  This recipe is full of nutritious ingredients and you have the option of adding or omitting ingredients to your preferred liking.  I plan to keep a large container of them for the week and snack on them when I’m craving something sweet.  They also make a great pre-workout snack and are great to stash at your desk for the ever grueling afternoon slump. 


No-bake Energy Bites

Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • 2/3 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp chocolate flavored protein powder (I use Vega One)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips 
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions
1.  Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly using your hands.
2.  Cover with saran wrap and chill in the fridge for about 35 minutes.
3.  Once chilled, roll mixture into small balls (size is up to you)
4.  Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.




 Other healthy ingredients you can add:
- chia seeds
- any nut butter
- chopped cranberries, raisins or dates
- cinnamon, pumpkin spice
- wheat germ instead of flaxseed
- agave nectar instead of honey

All the best in 2013!




20 comments:

  1. Yum! I love snacks that can be prepared in less than no time and these look scrumptious :D Will definitely be giving these a go!

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  2. A great way to start the new year and a delicious snack for the 3pm munchies at work. Take Care, BAM

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  3. Oh yummy! This makes me think of the times when as a child I would get to eat a few bits of oatmeal cookie dough.

    Sue xo

    A Colourful Canvas

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  4. These look amazing! I love enrgy bites and they are super easy!

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  5. Happy New Year! I never thought of having energy bites before working out...thx for the tip!

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  6. Yummy! That looks great. I am usually 'too busy' for a proper breakfast and for so long I felt that I need to make either a smoothie or cream of wheat or something in the morning. This is a great fix in the morning! I also love the idea of adding chia seeds!

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  7. I just started making this type of snack this year. I want to try some more recipes. This looks like a good one to start with! :)

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  8. What a great idea! I bet some dried fruit in there would be good, too! To bad I didn't know about these when my kids were little!

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  9. How perfect- I'm always hunting for new healthy snacks, and have somehow ended up with a couple jars of excess protein powder. This sounds like an excellent(and far more palatable way) to start whittling down the stash!

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  10. Wow, so healthy and tasty! Looks perfect - thank you. Happy New Year!

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  11. Ohhhhh great!!! I followed your link from someone's blog and now I'm in trouble! lol. These looks sooo good. I always buy whole flaxseeds and grind them myself because I heard the ground ones don't keep too long.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, will definitely take a look at your blog :)

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  12. I could easily get energy from these bites. So easy and I'm sure they taste delicious! Happy New Year!

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  13. I like the petite size of these, so you can have one or two, depending upon how intense your workout was. A great, energetic way to start a new year. Happy 2013 to you!

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  14. yummm i love energy balls ! this recipe is so easy to !

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  15. Such good ingredients! They look yummy and easy to make too. Coconut and oatmeal are the best.

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  16. I'll have to try these for a new afternoon treat! I may substitute peanut butter and maple syrup. Any suggestions for a protein powder substitute - would cocoa powder do?

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    1. Maple syrup and PB would work wonderfully! Cocoa powder would probably be fine or you can opt out of any powder for the recipe! Enjoy :)

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