I’m all about healthy, bite sized, craving crushing, energy giving snacks! I love making stuff like this and putting them in the fridge or freezer and just grabbing them for on-the-go “treats” to help keep blood sugar levels stable and hunger at bay between meals. This is adapted from a beachbody recipe for carrot cake energy balls. I swapped out several ingredients, using chocolate rather than vanilla Shakeology was just one altered ingredient and I love it!!
1.5 scoops chocolate Shakeology
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup chopped almonds
3/4 cup shredded carrots
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground ginger
Combine all ingredients in food processor and pulse until “dough” is mixed evenly.
Roll into 15 balls (I use a small cookie dough scoop)
Hmmmmm. These things have intrigued me and kinda scared me all at the same time for quite awhile now!! But, don’t knock it till you try it, right? I’m the kind of person who HAS to try something for myself before I decide anything about it. It’s good to hear other opinions…but….
So I decided tonight’s the night 😊 Although, I had to find a recipe that really appealed to me (and that I already had ingredients for!). I basically took some from here and some from there and made this one up. A lot of them called for either chia seeds or flax seeds and I used neither this time around.
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 mashed banana
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
Mix all the ingredients in small bowl then transfer to medium sized (abt 16 oz) mason jar. Screw lid on tight and place in fridge overnight!
Ok…I’ll be trying this in the morn…but I hear you can have them cold or warmed up and even garnish with extra fruit (I might drizzle some peanut butter over mine! 😍)
I’ll let ya know my verdict in the morning…
I’m the meantime I want to hear your favorite recipes if you’ve tried this!!