Power Balls

iphoneApril2013 783 These protein packed, nutritious treats will have your family begging for more! Need an energy boost? These are perfect for pre-workout, an afternoon pick-me-up or an on-the-go breakfast. So easy to make and NO BAKING! My kids help me make them and love eating them. Hope you like them as much as we do!

Power Balls

Blend in food processor until fine: (If you don’t have a processor, use a blender and then pour into a bowl before adding the rest, then mix with your hands)
2 cups organic rolled oats
2 cups unsweetened coconut
Then add:
1 cup ground flax
2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I like Sun Warrior)
1 cup all natural almond butter
2 tsp real vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tb organic coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup honey, warmed
Blend to mix all, then add:
1/4 cup mini dark (70%) chocolate chips
1/4 cup cocoa nibs (optional)
Blend to combine.
With fingers, form into balls (about 1-1.5 inches). Roll in sesame seeds, cocoa powder or coconut. Set on parchment or wax paper on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Store in airtight container in fridge. Enjoy!
Guilt free!

If you have a food processor that you received for a wedding gift say…32 years ago or so…you might need to do a final mix with your hands in a bowl. No worries, just have fun.
power balls processorYou may use any natural nut butter, but I prefer almond.
power balls bowl
Sesame seeds are the best kept nutrition secret. They are an excellent source of copper and a good source of manganese, calcium, iron, phosphorus…okay, you get the picture. So, even though you may roll these jewels in
whatever you wish, I choose sesame seeds! This is the kids favorite part, well…besides licking the honey off the spatula ;).
power balls sesameWhen they are well coated, just pop them in the fridge to cool and set. Aren’t they pretty?! And SOOOO yummy!
iphoneApril2013 783Keep them in a sealed container in the fridge.
I think I’ll make some coffee while they cool. I know what I’m having for a snack!

Special thanks to Candace at www.sacredmommyhood.com for inviting me to taste one of these at her house one day and I just couldn’t forget about them!
I tweaked the original recipe to fit my family’s needs, but you can see it here.

So Abundant Life Can Be Yours,

Rhonda

 

 

 

 

 

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