I love golfing, cycling, roller blading, walking and … shopping (who knew…lol). Not always but sometimes in the middle of the afternoon after exercising, I want a little something to keep me going until dinner time. I’ve never really been crazy about the store-bought energy bars…they don’t taste fresh although the package mentions all the natural ingredients in it. My question is – “if it is as natural as they state, how can they sit on the shelves for weeks?”…Exactly!
What I look for in an energy snack is great ingredients that are good for me and nourish my body. I don’t need artificial sugars and flavors…I want something that Mother Nature provides us. I don’t want to feel guilty or feeling less energetic because my body tries to break down some additives or chemical ingredients.
What I am about to share with you today is my version of energy bites. This recipe is pretty much natural and if you don’t keep the energy bites in the fridge, they won’t do very well after a couple days on the counter. My “counter-shelf” life is short so I trust this is a good indication that homemade is much better than anything else on the market. You have no excuse for not making them; they take next to no time to make and taste amazing! Let’s be healthy…
- 2/3 cup shredded coconut flakes, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup flaxseed
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 3/4 cup whole rolled oats
- 3/4 cup peanut butter, melted
- 1/3 cup agave nectar
- 2 tbsp. goji berries, soaked in water for 15 minutes, if needed
- 2 tbsp. dried blueberries
- 1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp. sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- Pinch sea salt (optional)