You may have noticed that Mike and I are WAY behind on our one new recipe a week goal for the year, but have no fear I busted out two new recipes today so we are all caught up. Now I just have to find one for this week!
Since today is National Running Day, I thought that you might all need a boost of energy for all the running you are planning on doing (or already did) today. Mike and I will be running 5 miles for our marathon training plan later today.
I found this recipe for no bake energy balls and I took some inspiration from it and added some of my own ingredients.
No Bake Energy Balls
1/2 cup peanut butter (you can use any nut butter)
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup flax seeds
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Mix together the peanut butter, honey and vanilla, all of mine was room temperature so it was easy to mix.
I would eat this by itself!
Then I added the oats and dry ingredients to the mixture. It looked a little bit dry so I added some more peanut butter to the mix.
The dry ingredients
All mixed up!
Once mixed together, I put it in the refrigerator for about a half an hour (I took Bernie on a walk during this time) so that it would be easier to roll into balls.
I was able to make about a dozen and a half energy balls, but the amount that you could make may vary depending on how big you make them. I put them in an air-tight container and placed it in the freezer (or refrigerator if you don't want them as firm).
These are really good! I like that other than the base, you can add whatever you want to them. I would love to make some with nuts and dried fruit (although Mike probably wouldn't like those as much!)
I hope you are all enjoying National Running Day!