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PB Energy Balls// aka Booby Balls!

PB Energy Balls// aka Booby Balls!

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As promised, here is the recipe for the PB power balls I eat on the daily! They are also called Booby Balls because they are awesome for nursing mothers! The oats and flax seed are great for lactation, and having them ready to go in the freezer gives you an amazing, protein rich, calorie dense snack whenever you need it.

This time the only change I made was adding 3 tbs ground flax instead of 2. I used dark chocolate covered cacao nibs from @traderjoeslist, but other times I just use mini chocolate chips. Do what’s easy! If you are missing something, don’t sweat it, leave it out!

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2.5 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 2 tbs ground flax seed
  • 1 tbs hemp seeds (optional)
  • 1-2 tbs brewers yeast (optional, I actually leave it out but great for nursing mamas!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tbs melted coco oil

TO MAKE:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and allow to harden in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Roll into bite sized balls on a cookie sheet/plate lined with parchment/wax paper (*this part is sort of tricky, I use both hands and really have to mold them tight*)
  3. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer for them to harden for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Remove and store in the freezer.
  5. Take one out whenever you need a quick snack and allow 5 minutes to soften if it’s too hard to bite right away

    NOTES: make them #glutenfree by using gluten free oats, if you don’t have ground flax seed or chia seeds don’t stress, just leave them out, I use @traderjoeslistcrunchy salted PB (and consider this the best PB around aside from Kate’s Fancy Peanut Butter, of course 😉) #