Posts Tagged ‘energy balls’

Banana Bread Energy Balls

banana ballsMy friend Stephanie passed on this recipe. I love having energy balls on hand because you can have them stashed in the freezer or refrigerator for when you need a quick pick me up or when the kids want a little treat. When I made it per the recipe, they were really sticky so I actually ended up putting it all back in the bowl and added some chopped pecans and protein powder to it. They are still a little sticky but they hold together great and taste great, so it doesn’t bother us.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder (I used Tera’s Whey)

Mix all ingredients together and form into balls. I used a big spoonful to roll. Place on parchment paper inside a glass pyrex dish and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Almond Butter Chocolate Energy Balls

choc ballsThese are a delicious and healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth!  They are perfect to make and have in the fridge or freezer for when you need a little something sweet or a late afternoon pick me up!  I like to accompany it with a glass of almond milk.  My kids love these too!

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1/2 cup almond butter (crunchy or regular)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 serving of protein powder of your choice (my favorite is Tera’s Whey chocolate)
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Mix together and form into balls (about 14). Place on parchment paper in freezer for 1-2 hours. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition info per ball: 97 Calories, 6g Fat, 1g Fiber, 6g Sugar, 4g Protein