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Kick Tail DELISH Energy Bites – Clean Eating

Kick Tail DELISH Energy Bites – Clean Eating

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 17 hours, 41 minutes

Kick Tail DELISH Energy Bites – Clean Eating

These were CRAZY easy to make. My kids did most of the work! We got a bit jazzy and changed up the recipe. We voted in our house which was the best!

SUPER NUTRITIOUS. CLEAN. I’ll be eating these on the bike during Ironman Arizona training.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used the quick cook)
  • 2/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped “something” apple, apricot, cranberry, blueberry, etc (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  2. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1″ in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  3. Per 1 ball= 92 calories, 5g fat, 11g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2g protein, 16mg sodium, 6g sugar

Notes

CHANGING IT UP!!!

1/2 cup almond butter instead of peanut butter OMG! DELISH

Added 1/2 cup diced apples CRAZY GOOD with the peanut butter

Or added 1/2 cup diced dried (or from a bag) apricots with the almond butter THESE ARE COOKIE-LICOUS

MY FAV – with almond butter (homemade) and apricots!!!! Hands down!

Resource: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/

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