I am always hesitant to make some of the raw healthy foods out there because I have tried many which tasted like dirt and then you have all these ingredients left over that you spent a lot of money for and never use again. But I said that this year (in a post) I was going to go back to having more fun in the kitchen and try new things. These are all ingredients I would use again, so I was up for the challenge.
Health is on many people’s radar as the new year begins. Mine as well. These little bites are delicious, healthy and perfect for a snack when you want to avoid too much sugar. There is no added sugar, tons of whole grains, healthy fats, protein and fiber.
I saw the original post on MindBodyGreen but changed it up a bit.
2 cups oats ( I used whole grain quick oats)
3/4 cups shredded unsweetened coconut (I used finely shredded)
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup chia and flaxseed blend
2 TBS unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup almond butter
1/3 cup agave nectar
Here is where it gets messy…
Create balls out of the mixture by packing handfuls back and forth between your hands. It’s not like cookie dough where you can roll the mixture between your hands. The balls should be bite size. Place on a pan covered with wax paper or parchment and place into the fridge to firm up. I store them in a sealed container and can grab a few for a quick pick me up.
Funny but true story: the hubby came home and said “ooh are these peanut butter balls?” I didn’t answer because I knew he would just grab one and try it and he liked it! And he doesn’t care for coconut or anything “weird” with flax and chia, etc. Even my girls loved them and they are hard to convince if it doesn’t have chocolate or some type of frosting.