Energy Balls/Bites/Bars

No-bake PB Superfood Energy Balls

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Happy Monday! Sorry, I’ve been SO MIA. I’ve been drained with work and school. It was a crazy month so I haven’t had much time to work on my blog. I apologize! 😦 On Thursday and Friday, I went all out and wrote my 15 page paper in 16 hours. From finding research articles, reading them, highlighting important points & getting all my thoughts out on paper. My brain is so fried. On Saturday, I skipped the gym to sleep in and make pancakes for breakfast. So worth it. I had work later at night so I needed the rest!

I’ve only been having 5-6 hours of sleep a night and it’s been hard on me. School has been hard because my lab professor is… well, pretty horrible.  He picks on studenst and doesn’t let anyone else in class answer the question for the person he picked on. Sometimes, he’ll give you a 30 second time limit to answer his question. One time he picked on me and I replied with, “I don’t know.”… he wouldn’t even continue class until I said an answer. The nice thing about my class is we don’t need to worry about feeling judged by our classmates for saying wrong answers or sounding stupid. We’re there for each other. We understand each other and we help each other in times of embarrassment as much as we can! ONLY 2 MORE LAB CLASSES and I’m out of there! Never going to take this professor again. I don’t know much about him so I’m not going to talk smack. All I’m going to say is that I didn’t like my experience in his class. All that matters is I survived! The end is so near!

Anyways, onto these Peanut Butter Superfood Energy Bites! That’s what you to came here for right? These are so flavorful and delicious, you’ll love it. No-bake and so easy to make. I’m all about those one-bowl recipes!

It’s sweetened with maple syrup so it’s vegan! You can use honey if you want to swap it out. I also used crunchy peanut butter. Something about those crunchy bits make it  SO much better in energy bites. Also, I always ground up my own oat flour with raw oats in my blender. Super easy!

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Chia Seeds are loaded with essential fatty acids (omega-3), fiber, antioxidants and protein! 2 tbsp contains about 4g of protein, 9g fat, 12g carbs and 11g fiber! It’s also got lots of vitamins and minerals. Definitely a superfood that works well in a variety of recipes – in energy bites, oatmeal, smoothies or on top of toast! Get creative widdit!

Flaxseeds are also known as linseeds. They are a rich source of dietary fiber, omega-3’s (essential fatty acid) and contains antioxidant qualities because of lignans!

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Recipe Yields: 20 balls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (any other nut butter will also work)
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp flaxmeal
2 scoops Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen

Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
2. Form into balls and place on a parchment paper sheet 1 inch apart.
3. Leave in the fridge for at least 20 minutes and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: 1 energy ball/bite
Calories: 100 calories
Carbs: 11g
Protein: 5g
Fat: 4g

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