Healthy, No Bake Energy Bites

Every other week, Nikita heads to the kitchen to test out recipes we think the mang’Oh community will love.  As a twist on the usual healthy fare, our recipes are usually sweet treats that incorporate an abundance of fruits, veggies, whole grains and nuts.  We believe that “real food” treats eaten in moderation can add some fun and variation to a healthy, plant-based diet.  We hope you’ll try them out and let us know what you think!

Every single ingredient in these amazing energy bites has many different health benefits. Chia seeds are being spoken about more and more and are seen as a super-food. They are high in nutrients, protein and low in calories. That, along with the peanut butter and honey, makes for a sweet, energy packed treat!

Ingredients 

1 cup (dry) oats
2/3 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon Chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Directions 

  1. Add all the ingredients together in a bowl until all combined. Cover and put in the fridge for at least an hour ( I kept mine in overnight)
  2. Take the mixture out of the fridge and roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week

This recipe was inspired by Gimme Some Oven

Nikita