Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Pick-Me-Up!

Got a case of the Mondays?? Sigh. Even though I am a stay at home mom, I find myself feeling a bit more sleepy on Mondays. So this Monday I thought I would share with you a new recipe I have created that is sure to give you that extra little punch that you may need on Mondays..or any day! I love to eat them as a mid morning snack or before doing something physical. Pack them in your child's lunch box, bring them to work, or eat them as an afternoon snack instead of reaching for that candy bar or bag of chips! Although I personally like them cold, they can also be eaten at room temperature. They taste great and are packed with natural goodness!

Almond Joy (No Bake) Energy Balls
(Gluten Free. Vegetarian. No dairy, egg, soy, peanuts or artificial colors)

3/4 cup Almond Butter
1-2-3/4 unsweetened Coconut Flakes ( I use 3/4 cup)
1/4 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips or Mini Dark Chocolate Chips of choice
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/3 cup Organic Honey
1 1/2 cup Rolled Oats- quick oat variety
1/2 cup Milled Flax Seed (it is a powdered consistency)

Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl. Stir. Using a spoon or small scooper, spoon about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into your hands and roll into balls. Place each ball onto the lined baking tray. Pop into the fridge for about 30 minutes, and that is it! Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. 

Close-up of the yummy goodness..

Happy Monday, Everyone!