Week two and I’m craving dessert. I haven’t exactly stuck to the no-processed foods cleanse, but I’ve done my darn bestest to not eat so many sweets. But guess what. I still crave them and my life is just not complete without some dessert in it. I do have to admit that not having sweets often makes me appreciate them THAT much more when I do treat myself. Too bad it involves so much willpower.
There’s gotta be a compromise, right? Right.
I found a recipe for these energy bites and they look like a perfect sweet treat for the afternoon since they have plenty of protein to keep you going and some chocolate chips to subside my cravings. And the main sweetener is honey! The healthiest form of sugar out there.
I think this is a great compromise.
Coco-Nutty Energy Bites
*Recipe Adapted from Smashed Peas and Carrots
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
Put all the ingredients into a medium bowl and mix together. Then roll them into 1 inch balls and you have yourself some energy bites! Makes about 18-24 balls depending how big you roll them.
If using peanut butter, stick the mixture in the fridge for about an hour so that they are less sticky when rolling. Store them in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
It’s like balls of cookie dough but kinda good for ya!