I’ve been hearing and reading so much about energy balls lately and I really wanted to try them.
I tried a recipe from Dr Oz. I liked them so much!. The only problem I had with his, was calories. His came out to be about 150 calories. To me that seemed way too much for a little energy ball. I figure, it’s all in what your ingredients are and your amounts.
I decided to come up with my own recipe. I’ve made them 3 times so far. I plan on making more next weekend. I wanted to share my recipe with everyone. They came out great, and I can’t wait to try more variations, and they really are pretty good. A couple of them can do the trick. They are filling enough, and make a great healthy snack. Especially after working out.
The recipe is pretty simple, and takes about 45 mins. to 1 hour, from start to finish.
When I made it the first time I made one single batch. (It made about 15 -20 energy balls) When I make them now I double the recipe. Much like a cookie recipe, as my Mom taught me, you most likely need to double it because the a lot recipes don’t make exactly the amount it says it will. Doubled, the recipe will make about 30 – 35 energy balls.
Healthy and Really Simple, Energy Ball Recipe!
(It made about 15 -20 energy balls)
2 1/2 Cups of oatmeal (uncooked dry, 1 minute oats)
1 level scoop of whey protein
1/2 cup ground chia and flax seed. (Hodgson Mill brand is what I used. A mix of both and already ground!)
2 Tsp. cinnamon
1/4 Tsp. ground ginger
2 Tsp. vanilla
1/4 Cup of finely chopped, 66% Bakers Chocolate
1/4 to 1/3 Cup almond butter (then the rest Smucker’s creamy natural peanut butter making 1/2 cup, combined)
3/4 cup light vanilla soy milk
(1/3 Cup of toasted walnuts chopped very fine, for rolling.)
(The chocolate is optional, as are the walnuts for rolling.)
Put all the dry ingredients together in a big bowl. Mix until well combined. Then add the chocolate, and mix well again.
Add the peanut butter/almond butter mixture and then vanilla soy milk. Mix with a large spoon.
As it becomes more moist you should be able to pinch the mixture and it should stick together, and then you can form it into 1 inch round balls.
As you make the balls, roll them in the walnuts. (They may not stick perfectly, you can use a little pressure when rolling. If you add a bit more milk the mixture will be more sticky and the nuts will stick better. I added just a touch more milk the second time, just a little, to keep the calories what I wanted them to be.
When you are finished making them just put them into an air tight type container.
I would say they should last up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
Calories: Approx. 100 calories per energy ball.
I hope you try them!. Everyone in my family has really liked them!.
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