With the holidays over I thought I'd share with you one of my favorite healthy treats. These little powerhouses are full of good for you ingredients like oats, flaxseed, and all natural peanut butter. With protein, fiber, and healthy fats these little energy balls are the perfect all natural on the go-snack (just throw a couple in a snack baggie). Now that excuse of not having healthy non-processed foods for on-the-go snacks is no more. Hello successful New Year's Resolutions!
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/6 cup honey
1/8 cup flaxseed (you can use ground flaxseed for a smoother texture if you like. I generally prefer using ground flaxseed meal, it's also absorbed more readily into the body for better health benefits)
1/8 cup chocolate chunks
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp vanilla soy milk
I use local honey from the Farmer's Market (always a good price) because it's suppose to be a natural way to help alleviate allergies if you consume small amounts of it year round.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl until well mixed. Taking golf ball size amounts of batter roll them into ball shapes and place in a tupperware. Allow to chill in fridge for at least an hour. Enjoy and I dare you to just try to stop at one!