Food makes us happy. Food gives us energy. Feeding our hungry bellies will determine how our mood will be for the rest of the day. Give me food or die that’s my motto. Living in Los Angeles can get a bit hectic and time will be your worst enemy. To maintain a lifestyle of good health and happiness, fueling your body with nourishing foods is key. If you have a slight (slight is an understatement) obsession over peanut butter, these quick and simple energy balls will not only give you life but will forever be your best friend. They are packed with protein, healthy fats and a great post-workout recovery snack.
Superfoods all jam packed into one bite size ball to take on the go for the more busy days. No excuses, just results!
Peanut buttery, chocolate and crunchy goodness all in one little bite size piece of heaven. YOU ARE WELCOME. Recipe inspired by my friend Ariana (Grande) Taylor;)
(Recipe makes about 10-12 peanut butter energy balls)
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup golden raisins (or dried fruit of choice)
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup coconut flakes, finely shredded
1/2 heaping cup peanut butter, unsalted and room temperature
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp agave
1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt, optional
Mix ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined with a spatula.
Prep a large plate and cover with parchment paper. Roll mixture into desired bite sized balls and coat with extra coconut shredding. You may always leave them as is or coat with more dried fruits, nuts or any other toppings of your choice.
Let the prepared peanut butter balls sit in the refrigerator for about 12-15 minutes to set.
Enjoy! also remember to #ahnestveggie so I can see all of your wonderful creations on social media!