Warning: these Super Easy Energy Protein Bites are addicting!
Another easy and delicious anti-inflammatory recipe makeover!
You can whip them up in a matter of minutes! So easy and so addicting, I made two batches today!
I raised my step-daughter on this recipe and when she moved out on her own, it was the first recipe she asked me for! She knew the ingredients, just wasn’t sure about the measurements.
I found this recipe in the 80’s!
Sans the chia seeds because back in the day, chia seeds were just for chia pets! Almost every child and grandmother received them as a gift! I made DIY chia pets with my students and we made them at my children’s birthday parties! Both an activity and a party favor!
We didn’t know what the Mayans and Aztecs knew – that chia seeds are a superfood for human consumption! But now we know! And so I’ve added them to the recipe!
Per 1/4 cup of raw organic oats:
1 T organic nut butter of your choice
1 T raw local honey
1 t organic chia seeds
- Mix all ingredients together by hand
- . Use a cookie-dough scoop for uniformity and drop onto a plate
- Chill for 30 minutes (optional)
- Roll into balls (optional)
When my son went to Search & Rescue Training Camp for a week, I made as much as would fill the peanut butter jar (not rolled into balls) and sent it with him with a spoon. He ate a little each day and said it really got him through the long physically demanding days!
We also used it as edible play dough when I had littles and students!
You may want to omit the chia seeds for littles unless they have an athletic event! Or maybe just limit consumption after say about 1pm!
Some of the Health Benefits
Oats: lowers cholesterol, heart health, high in fiber, anti-inflammatory
Raw Local Honey: counters pollen allergies, increases energy, digestive enzymes, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory
Nut Butter: protein, healthy fats, energy, heart health, anti-inflammatory
Chia Seeds: pack a punch of energy. Aztec and Mayan warriors ate chia seeds for high energy and endurance. They claimed that just 1 spoonful of chia seeds would sustain them for 24 hours. Warriors would consume chia seeds as fuel for battle and running long distances. Chia seed benefits also include promoting healthy skin, heart and digestive system health, building stronger bones and muscles, and more. They have even recently been linked to healing diabetes. Anti-inflammatory.
I’ve included some links below to make your shopping easier. For raw local honey, check your local Farmers’ Market!