Easy snack idea: Energy Balls!


These energy balls are easy peasy to make, no need for a blender or anything fancy and you can customise them to suit you! They are my go-to snack for meal prepping every week.

Basic energy ball recipe:

Ingredients:

(Makes ˜ 10 balls)

1+ 1/2 cup oats

1 cup desiccated coconut or seeds

½ cup chocolate chips

½ cup peanut butter

1 banana, mashed

1 tbsp honey or maple syrup

Method:

  • Mash the banana in a medium bowl and add in all the other ingredients.

  • Mix until everything is well combined.

  • Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • Remove from the fridge and shape into small balls.

  • Keep in the fridge until you need them- individually wrap for extra convenience!

Variations:

Chocolate orange energy balls:

1 cup oats

2 tbsp milled linseed or seeds

¼ cup chocolate chips

½ cup peanut butter

1 tbsp honey or maple syrup

½ tsp vanilla essence

Zest and juice of 1 orange

Use same method described above.

Chocolate and peanut butter protein balls:

1 +1/2 cup oats

¼ cup milled linseed or seeds

½ cup chocolate protein powder

½ cup peanut butter

2 bananas, mashed

1 tbsp honey or maple syrup

1 tbsp milk of choice (I used almond milk)

Use same method as described above.

Carrot cake energy balls:

1+ ½ cup oats

½ cup raisins

½ cup carrot, grated (around 1 small carrot)

¼ cup seeds or nuts (I recommend walnuts)

½ cup peanut butter

1 banana, mashed

1 tbsp maple syrup or honey

Use method as described above.

Tips:

  • You can switch up the ingredients however you want/depending what you have, just keep the quantities of wet and dry ingredients the same.

  • E.G. If you aren’t keen on seeds, use dried fruit or nuts or desiccated coconut or more oats. Or if you aren’t keen on PB use almond butter instead.

  • Use whatever chocolate you prefer- I like dark choc, but I’ve used milk too. Or you could add M&Ms or anything else you fancy!

  • Adjust the sweetener to suit your tastes- I’ve found 1 tbsp suits me perfectly, but you do you!

  • If the mixture seems too dry, add 1tbsp milk at a time until it’s at a consistency you are happy with.

Let me know if you give these a go, especially if you make your own variation. Tag me in your pics on Instagram @ little_onutrition. I'll post the method on my Insta Stories this Sunday too as part of my weekly meal prep.

Lots of Love,

Little O x

#recipe #snack #oats #mealprep

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