Power Balls

Monday night, I made a bunch of these power balls to serve as a pick-me-up for my first week back at school. For some reason, the first week of school is always the most exhausting. Probably because I’m still getting into the groove of things, have to deal with getting to school early to figure out parking, and listen to the standard lecture of “here’s what I except of you this semester” over and over again. Needless to say, the days of the week all blur together. Thank goodness for a little pick-me-up.

Now, I’ve been making these power balls for awhile now (not to be confused with my energy balls). In fact, I made them a lot for my sister when she was trying to adjust to her work and eating schedule at her new job. At Halloween time, a bunch of her coworkers brought in candy to share with the office. My sister actually declined the candy in order to eat the power balls as she said that the balls were more tasty and satisfying. Since then, several of her coworkers have asked for the recipe!

Power Balls

 Power Balls 

Ingredients:

1 cup oats

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup shredded coconut flakes

1/4 cup flaxseed

1/4 cup honey

2 tbsp peanut butter (or vanilla) protein powder

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 tbsp total of raisins and/or chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls. If the mixture is too dry, add more peanut butter. If the mixture sticks to your hands too much, add more oats. Store in the fridge.

ImageMy house Monday night: a factory of power balls 

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12 responses to this post.

  1. I love recipes like this!
    I’m headed back to school next week, and I will definitely be making some of these to bring along! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. That is a clever idea!

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  3. My daughter is really finicky about breakfast foods. I will give this a try. If she doesn’t like it, I have healthy work snacks.

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  4. These look great for those mid afternoon lows when you need a quick pick me up!

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  5. Posted by Amy @ Healthy and Fit for Real on February 25, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    These look great!

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  6. These look great! I’m going to try to play around with some of the ingredients to make them paleo friendly and will let you know how it works out. Thanks for an awesome idea.

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