When we’re going, going, going and don’t have enough time to refuel with a whole meal, it’s easy to be tempted by the convenience of packaged, processed, not so healthy snack foods. But, if we give ourselves a little extra time to create healthy, on-the-go friendly, and easy-to-prepare snacks then we’re setting ourselves up for success; fueling our bodies with healthful, nutrient-rich, tasty snacks that sustain our energy and our health! These Oat & Nut Butter Energy Bites fit the bill. With a few simple ingredients and about 10 minutes, you’ll have a great, go-to snack for the whole week. Enjoy!

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OAT & NUT BUTTER ENERGY BITES

Adapted from Give Me Some Oven No-Bake Energy Bites

Yields ~16-20 bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (almond, cashew or peanut butter)
  • 1/4-1/3 cup agave nectar, date paste or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cacao nibs or chopped up chocolate (I used Endangered Species Chocolate with 72% cacao)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. pink salt

Directions:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine melted coconut oil, nut butter and agave. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and incorporate until thoroughly mixed.
  • The mixture should be sticky. If too dry, add more nut butter. If too wet, add more oats and/or ground flax seeds.
  • Once blended, scoop and form into 1 inch-sized balls. Cool in the fridge for ~20 minutes.
  • Store in an air-tight container for up to a week in the refrigerator or in the freezer for a couple months.

 

Cheers to your health!

Coach Jentry

 

Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Saturday 5/23/15

8:30AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Co-Ed class – Coach Michelle – TRX Tabata