Energy Balls/Bites/Bars · Snacks

Cashew Butter Carob Chip Energy Balls

Looking for the perfect quick snack to carry in your bag on a busy day? Look no more! These energy balls made with oat flour, cashew butter, carob chips, maple syrup, chia seeds & hemp seeds got you. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this recipe!

One of my favorite things about energy balls and granola bars is that I can add in whatever I have at home. Some of my favorite add-ins are chia seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseed, chocolate chips and carob chips! Oat flour and a nut butter is always the base. Also, I like to add in some collagen to bump up the protein!

Anyways, a short update on my dietetic internship apps. I’m ALMOST THERE. I feel like a snail trying to run towards the finish line. But once I get to the finish line, I’m just going to be waiting anxiously for match day in April! Aka the day if I find out if I get matched to an internship or not. I have a backup plan if I don’t but my ultimate goal is eventually get into an internship… which is really the hardest part! Today I was just thinking of the day I would be able to finally call myself an RD. I CAN’T WAIT. This hard work will pay off. the hard work will pay off. It will pay off. I need to repeat that to myself over and over again.

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Recipe Yields: 20 energy balls
Total Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat flour (I grounded up oats in my blender)
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 4 scoops vital proteins peptides* optional
  • 2 tbsp carob chips

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine oat flour, cashew butter and maple syrup together.
  2. Add in chia seeds, hemp seeds and collagen (if using).
  3. Fold in carob chips.
  4.  Roll into balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving!

Nutrition Facts: 1 energy ball (WITHOUT collagen)
Calories: 80 calories
Carbs: 8g
Protein: 3g
Fat: 4g
Sugar: 2g

Nutrition Facts: 1 energy ball (WITH collagen)
Calories: 84 calories
Carbs: 8g
Protein: 4g
Fat: 4g
Sugar: 2g

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