These delicious little no bake energy balls are the perfect healthy snack! I introduced them recently at the Men’s Health Conference at Devon & Cornwall Police where I delivered a presentation and they were gone in minutes! Loaded with manganese, magnesium and fibre; nicely balanced protein (about 25%), slow releasing carbs and good fats they are filling yet sweet enough to be a nice treat.
Perfect as a pick-me-up in the afternoon with a cup of tea!
Even better – no need for fancy equipment, you can get all the ingredients in your local supermarket and they’re ready within minutes, just need some chilling in the fridge before you tuck in!
Enjoy! This recipe makes about 20 balls
• 1 mug oats
• 2/3 mug of desiccated coconut
• 4 tbsp unsweetened peanut butter
• 2 tbsp sugar or maple syrup
• 3 tablespoons chia seeds
• A bit of water
Warm the peanut butter and sugar or maple syrup in a non-stick frying pan and mix it with some water. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Add a bit more water if it’s too dry.
Then use a teaspoon to scoop portions and roll them into balls with your hands. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.