As some of you know who follow my blog, finding nutritious foods that my son is willing to eat is very challenging. I actually started making these Power Balls (a recipe I got from my sister) for my husband when he went on long bike rides and convinced my son to try a bite. Pretty sure I paid him haha. But his eyes lit up and he asked for two more! Now I keep a steady supply of these in the fridge for my family. They boost energy and are full of wholesome ingredients. Give them a try if you need an easy, nutritious snack, that kids love. Very convenient too because kids can go to the fridge and grab a couple. Also great for camping, hiking and biking!!
1 Cup Quick Oats
2/3 Unsweetened Toasted Coconut
1/2 Cup Organic Creamy Peanut Butter*
1/2 Cup Organic Ground Flaxseed
1/3 Cup Raw Honey
1 Tsp Pure Vanilla
1/4 Cup Organic Tahini (Optional)
1 Tbsp Organic Chia Seeds (Optional)
1/4 – 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips (Optional)
If anyone has a nut allergy or if you are not able to bring peanuts to school (like us), you can substitute the peanut butter with sunbutter and/or almond butter or other butters that work for your family. I like to mix sunbutter and almond butter, it tastes great.
I like these Power Balls best with ALL the ingredients but you can remove the ‘optional’ ingredients if you prefer.
Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips – I know I showed the chocolate chips in the picture above, but that was just to give you an idea of the ingredients :-). Should be a thick paste consistency. If the mixture is too dry add a little more peanut butter and/or honey. Then stir in chocolate chips. Squish into small/bite size balls and put in a seal-able container. Refrigerate immediately after and keep in fridge. Should last about a week or so.
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