Here is a great snack when you need an extra boost! I first made these when I was trying to quit my sugar addiction. The original recipe calls for chocolate chips, but this version omits that ingredient. Honestly, I don't miss them. They seem sweet enough with the honey.
I have the luxury of purchasing local honey. Mud-E-Acres is only a mile from my house and the honey is wonderful! If you have the opportunity to acquire local honey at your farmer's market, consider doing so. Benefits of local honey include:
- allergy protection
- vitamins and minerals
Flax seeds are packed full of nutrition. A good source of protein and fiber, it's best to use ground flax seed. It's easier for the body to digest. The whole seed will pass through the body without all the nutritional benefits. Chia seeds is a strange little beast that has been gaining popularity in diet circles. It's also packed with protein and fiber, as well as selenium, which may help to prevent heart disease and cancer.
No Baked Energy Bites
- 1 cup dry oatmeal
- 2/3 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 TBLS chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla
Stir all ingredients together and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Roll into 1- inch balls and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.