Life is crazier than ever these days and occasionally you need a quick, healthy snack idea to fall back on. It helps if it’s a snack the whole family can enjoy.
If you’ve never tried No-Bake Energy Balls you are in for a real treat. The best part is the endless array of add-ins which means you can make this delightful snack taste a little different each time you make them!
1/2 cup any nut or seed butter of choice, preferably without added oils or sugars
3 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup honey (substitute maple syrup if you prefer)
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup ground flax
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (can omit and add more oats instead)
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Optional add-ins: protein powder, collagen, shredded carrots, chopped nuts or seeds, spices (ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, etc), dried fruit (blueberries, mangos, dates, prunes, raisins, carrots).
Katherine Andrew, MPH, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Masters degree in Public Health with nearly fifteen years of experience in community public health and private nutrition counseling. Her work experience includes individual and group health counseling, interactive workshops, food systems consulting, non-profit program development and management, and safe skin care advocacy and promotion. She approaches each client individually to help create a realistic and sustainable plan. Gut health, food sensitivities, hormones, family food dynamics, and intuitive eating are a few of Katherine’s passions and specialties.
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