These energy bites have been a long time favorite of mine. The textures and flavors are totally satisfying and the ingredients are perfect for sustained energy (hence the name)! Years ago, these were my go-to running/yoga snacks when I wanted some energy without submitting myself to a food coma by eating a giant, heavy meal. These also make a great mid-day snack, or for all my pregnant/breastfeeding mamas- late night snacks! The ingredients are beneficial for increasing milk production as well so I decided to make a batch to bring with me to the hospital in preparation for baby #2's arrival (more to come on that later).
1 cup GF rolled oats
2/3 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients until well combined
Place in a large bowl and cover
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
Form mixture into tight balls and store in refrigerator or freezer
What are your go-to snacks for exercise, late nights, and/or breastfeeding? Let me know in the comments below!