Fuel Your Summer Bod with PB & Chocolate

Chocolate Coconut Peanut butter Energy Bites

With April coming to a close and the summer quickly approaching. I created an energy ball recipe that will help get your snacking habits back on track!

Energy balls are my favorite go to snack because not only are they packed with delicious and healthy ingredients. They’re also very filing and will help keep you focused throughout the day. Buying this bite size snack from the store can get a bit pricey, were talking $1.50 a ball (ouch). That’s why I designed the below recipe, to keep both your body and wallet happy!

Every Sunday I meal prep these little guys. Here is a tip: measure out all of your dry ingredients then put them into a mason jar, I like to make 4 jars at a time, this way I can just add my wet ingredients and it cuts my prep time in half. You can find mason jars in your local grocery store or on amazon.

So what are you waiting for?? Let’s get our cardio on and fuel ourselves with this healthy snack. Trust me your waistline will thank you later.

These energy balls are All Natural, Dairy and Gluten free. I will add in the brands I used next to each ingredient.

This recipe makes 12-15 depending on the size you make them

Let start with the dry ingredients:

1 cup of gluten free oat flour (Bob’s Red Mill)

1/2 cup of almond meal (Trader Joe’s)

1/2 cup of gluten free rolled oats (Trader Joe’s)

1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (Perfect Fit) <- now available in most Target Store

2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds (Bob’s Red Mill)

On to the wet ingredients:

2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract (Nielsen-Massey)

2-3 tablespoons of Brain Octane oil (bulletproof)*

1/4 cup of pure maple syrup (Trader Joe’s)

1/2 cup of peanut butter, your choice. (Wild Friends Food) I used their chocolate coconut PB flavor

Add all of the dry ingredients to a food processor or a bowl. Pulse or mix until dry ingredients are well combined. Then add in the wet ingredients. Pulse or mix with your hand until you’ve created a dough like consistency. If your dough seems to be to crumbly when rolling into a ball add 1 tablespoon of filtered water in at a time. Until you’ve reached your desired consistency.

This recipe will make 13-15 balls depending on the size you’ve made. Pop them in the fridge for 15mins to firm up then place them in a mason jar in the fridge to store.

Keep in mind that 2-3 of these per a day is max.  I like to throw them into a a little baggy and grab them on the go to keep my energy levels up, especially after an intense workout!

*Brain Octane is the most effective type of MCT you can use to help lose weight, curb your hunger, kick your brain into a higher gear, and even recover faster. Read about Brain octane and MCT oil here.

Enjoy!

Xo -Ana

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Christina Koop

Author: Christina Koop

Christina is a fun loving, trend oriented millennial with an eye for trend spotting and digital marketing. In her spare time, she is usually found with friends, reading the next marketing tech book, or simply with her husband relaxing and enjoying all that life has to offer her in NC.