These bite sized balls are high in protein, fibre and healthy fats that keep you going in between meals.
The oats provide fibre and the almond butter is high in protein and healthy fats. The drizzle of dark chocolate makes them look and taste great, but is also a source of antioxidants.
This recipe calls for flax seeds. These are the same thing as linseeds. I always recommend that you buy the whole seed rather than the pre-ground seeds. The oils in seeds are very volatile to oxidation for air and sunlight. We have no idea under what conditions the pre-ground seeds have been stored. The seeds are easy to grind in a coffee grinder, or most food processors these days have a nut/seed grinder attachment. I recommend that you grind enough for a week and store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
This is another one of those great recipes that you can switch out the ingredients to change and flavour and dietary requirements to suit. For example if you need these to be school lunch box friendly, you can switch the almond butter for tahini for a nut-free version. You could add zest with lemon rind, or give them a ruby sparkle with goji berries.
Make a batch and keep them on hand in the fridge for when you need a little energy burst.
- • 1/2 cup almond butter
- • 2 tablespoons raw honey
- • 1 cup oats
- • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
- • 30 gm dark chocolate
- Use a coffee grinder or food processor to grind the flax seeds.
- Add the oats to the food processor and give them a quick pulse to lightly grind them. You do not want to process them to a powder.
- Combine the honey and almond butter in a mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
- Add the oats and flax seed to the honey mixture and stir well to combine.
- Use your hands to mould the mixture in to bite sized balls.
- Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a small saucepan. Heat the saucepan over low to medium heat to gently melt the chocolate.
- Drizzle the chocolate over the balls.
- Place the balls in the fridge to set the chocolate. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge.