Monday, April 22, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Balls - Recipe

It is a lot more difficult finding time to blog than I thought it would be.  I have so much happening with class right now.  Tests and papers are due left and right.  I am actually procrastinating on putting some finishing touches on my research paper to blog this.

So far I have lost 3 lbs after one week of changing what I put into my body.  I have so many recipes to share, and they will be geared toward the busy mom who wants to make some healthy changes.  I mentioned the water and I hope you all have begun to take hydration seriously.  It's so vital to your metabolism.  I am on day 12 of hydration and I feel a lot better for it.

The recipe I am going to share is actually a recipe that an instagram friend posted, but I tweaked it a bit.  Breast cancer runs in my family and I have to be extra careful with consuming phytoestrogens, which means that I try not to consume a lot of soy or flax seed.  This recipe orignially calls for a 1/2 cup of flax seed... but since it has phytoestrogen I changed the recipe to include a little bit more oatmeal and a tablespoon of chia seed, which is as benifitial as flax seed, only it doesn't contain the phytoestrogen.


1 1/2 cup of organic rolled oats.
1 Tbsp chia seeds (I use black chia seeds)
1/2 cup of organic or all natural peanut butter (any "nut" butter will do)
1/3 cup of local honey (you can use processed honey, but the local honey has health benefits)
1/4 cup of organic semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix together all ingredients until they are well incorporated.  If you like the sweet and salty taste feel free to add a pinch of salt.  Get a small cookie dough scoop and roll into balls and place in a container.  Then place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to firm them up.

These are great for a quick snack or breakfast.  They take the place of pop tarts for my kids.  They love them.

See you in a little while with more recipes:
Coming soon...
Quick and Yummy Chicken Fajitas... Tabouleh... Pesto Whole Wheat Pasta... Coconut Lemon Breakfast bars.

Happy Healthy Eating... and "Eat like your life depends on it, because it does."


  1. I wonder how it would be without the seeds? I cannot have seeds or solid nuts (in other words, I can eat peanut butter but not peanuts) for health reasons, but I would like to try this recipe.


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