Thursday, April 19, 2012

80--- No- Bake Peanut Energy Balls

Since I've been pregnant I've been really conscious of my protein intake.  I do not eat a lot of meat, and I don't really want to.  This is a quick, delicious way to get in a bite of protein (and some other healthy stuff too).  Yes, I do realize that I could just eat a spoonful of peanut butter.  But adding some fiber and omega-3s is more my style.

No-Bake Peanut Energy Balls
Makes 8

3/4 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup peanut butter (remember low fat= more sugar-- go natural!)
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp almond milk
1 tsp chia seeds

Whisk together peanut butter, honey, and almond milk.  Fold in rolled oats.  Roll ~1 1/2 Tbsp of mixture into a ball. Continue with remaining mixture.  Place balls onto a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Sprinkle chia seeds onto a large plate.  Roll each refrigerated ball into the seeds, distributing them onto each ball evenly.  Return to refrigerator and serve chilled.

Nutrition Info per 1 ball: 103 calories, 6 g fat, 4 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber


  1. These look like a great pre-workout snack!

  2. These are favorite "cookies" at my house. We often add things like unsweetened shredded coconut, all kinds of dried fruit, raw cacao nibs (high in magnesium), sunflower seeds, and whatever other odds and ends we can find.