Lactation Energy Balls

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Looking for a quick energy pick me up, be sure to make these! I made them a few days before giving birth to my first child and they are lifesavers for when you need a quick snack.  Of course you don’t need to be pregnant or postpartum to enjoy these yummy bites.  When researching recipes for these balls the most common ingredients are oats, peanut butter, honey and flax seed. I opted to add some protein powder to mine as I like the extra protein boost.

Here is the recipe:

Lactation Energy Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup creamy nut butter (I used half peanut and half almond butter)
  • 2⁄3 Cup raw honey
  • 2 Cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ Cup ground flaxseed
  • ¼ Cup LeanFit CompleteGreen Organic protein powder
  • ¼ Cup shredded coconut
  • 2⁄3 Cup chocolate chips

 

Method:

  • Combine nut butter and honey until smooth (heat nut butter if hard). Combine all dry ingredients together and add to nut butter/honey mixture and mix with spatula/wooden spoon until well combined. Using small cookie scoop or your hands roll into small tablespoon sized balls. Place on parchment lined dish. Store in fridge or freezer.

 

Yield: 50 Tablespoon size balls

ENJOY!!

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Nut and Oat Protein Bites

Oh wow these are aaaamazing! I want to experiment more with adding and swapping different ingredients but these were still so good! Took them on my surfing trip, great grab n go snacks or pre/post workout. Recipe as follows↓

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▶Ingredients:
1C nut butter (I used half peanut butter and half homemade nutella)
•1C Oats (I used large flake)
•1/3C scant, honey or agave or maple syrup
•1/4C chia seeds
•1 scoop protein (I used chocolate whey)
•1/4C dairy free chocolate chips (enjoy life)

Directions:
Heat up nut butter until plyable, add all ingredients and mix until well incorporated (get your hands dirty). Place in fridge for 2 hours then roll into balls and place on parchment lined dish (i used a tablespoon and portioned that way, plus made easy ball). Eat and store in fridge.

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Hazelnut Butter (Nutella)

I have been dying too make this as I love hazelnuts! Nutella is loaded with alot of sugar and artificial crap that is not necessary! I found the recipe on chocolate covered Katie’s blog. My version below↓

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▶Ingredients:
2 cups raw hazelnuts
•1-1/2Tbsp pure vanilla extract
•1/4C cocao powder
•1/4C Xylitol
•1/4tsp pink Himalayan salt
•1/2C coconut milk

Directions:
Roast hazelnuts @400º F for about 6min, let cool then rub handfuls between hands to remove skin (not all skins will come off). Place nuts in food processor and blend until you get butter texture, add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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