A little bit of energy is necessary on a Monday morning, or after a workout or even when you’re just craving some PB…Ok lets chalk it up to energy is necessary all the time and especially when you’re in a hurry! These little scrumptious bites are the perfect grab and go snack when you’re in a serious rush.

These guys pack a big punch in the nutrition department. The good fats/ protein from the peanut butter {7 grams to be exact}, the fiber from the chia seeds, the fiber from the flax seed {1 tbsp has 8 grams}, the protein & fiber from the oats & the little pinch of sweetness from the dark chocolate bits and unsweetened coconut flakes is just perfect. They can be taken up a notch too if you add a scoop of protein powder to the batter.

Blissfully Lively PB Energy Bites

I told you guys I was on an egg kick lately eating literally nothing but egg sandwiches or my egg frittatas every morning but recently {sadly} I have gotten a bit sick of them {that’s what happens when you over do it 😬}. I switched to incorporating a few hard boiled eggs, a grapefruit and 2 or 3 or these PB bites into my breakfast. SO delicious and doesn’t leave you feeling too full in the morning.

I realized recently that eating a huge breakfast that consists of a ton of carbs just doesn’t make me feel all that great so I have been trying to cut out the carbs {things such as french toast, pancakes, waffles, etc} and add in more protein from eggs, healthy fats {avocado or the PB Bites} and lots of fruit!

Ok, Happy Monday! & here is the recipe…

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Bl Energy PB Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Justins creamy all natural PB
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup group flax seed
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes {loving coconut lately}

Directions

  1. Combine all 6 ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Stir.
  2. Place in fridge for 15-30 minutes to allow dough to harden a bit {makes them easier to roll}
  3. roll into bites and store in fridge for up to one week {trust me they won’t last that long anyway!}
  4. ENJOY!

blissfully lively peanut butter energy bites

xo,

Lauren

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