Happy Monday all! I'm feeling rested and rejuvenated after a beautiful weekend with two of my best friends at Figure 8 Island. While I was staying at my BFF Magen's house, she told me about these amazing energy balls she makes.
I typically eat very healthy throughout the day during the work week, but lately there has been so much temptation everywhere I turn. Whether it's someone's birthday, or bagels, or donuts, there is always something in my office and I find it really hard to resist when I get a craving for an afternoon sweet.
As Magen promised, these Energy Balls are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up, and feel like an indulgent treat. I often reach for a spoonful of peanut butter as soon as I get home from work, but these Energy Balls are a great alternative with added fiber and healthy sweetness.
Have one or two for breakfast, or like me, as a quick afternoon snack. They take all of five minutes to stir together and keep well in the refrigerator.
*1 c. oats
* 1/2. c. peanut butter (I used reduced fat)
*2/3 c. shredded coconut (I used unsweetened)
*1/3 c. honey
*2 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
*1 tsp. vanilla
*1 tsp. cinnamon
Stir together all ingredients. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then roll into 12 equal balls. Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!