What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Appetizers to Desserts: Easy Energy Balls! Do you ever get those mid-morning blahs where all you want to do is go back to bed? Well, here’s a way to get a tasty boost of energy without the guilt of a candy bar. By choosing pure and organic ingredients, you not only reap the health benefits, but you also gain the satisfaction your tummy needs in order to feel full. Make up a batch in minutes, store in the refrigerator, then Grab and Go!
EASY ENERGY BALLS
1 cup organic creamy dark roasted peanut butter
2/3 cup pure honey
2 cups flaked coconut
2 cups old fashioned whole grain oats
1 cup organic flaxseed
1 cup dark chocolate chips
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup ground nuts
Warm peanut butter just enough to blend well with the honey. Remove from heat and add coconut, oats, flaxseed, and chocolate chips. Mix well. Sprinkle in cinnamon and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly. Roll into 30 bite-size balls, coat in ground nuts, and store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.