These no-bake energy snacks balls are definitely a must-try.
Super easy and quick to make, ready in less than 15 minutes.
Packs with lots of nutrients and you can have them as outdoor snacks during hiking activities.
Let’s go ahead and make these healthy oatmeal peanut butter energy balls.
What Are The Ingredients?
You only need these four ingredients,
* Quarter cup of peanut butter (reduced sodium).
* Half cup of rolled oats.
* Three-quarter of deseeding Medjool dates.
* Chia seeds as garnishing.
Notes: The Medjool dates need to soak in hot water for about 10 minutes until they become soft and easy to chop.
How To Make It?
1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor.
2. Let it process until the ingredients are finely chopped.
3. Then, roll the mixture with a teaspoon into about 10 – 12 small balls onto a tray.
4. Sprinkle the chia seed onto each ball.
5. Let it cool in a refrigerator for about 20 – 30 minutes.
These yummy sweet energy balls can be eaten as snacks too while watching your favorite Netflix movie.
If put inside an airtight container, it can last up to about a week.
My Quick Nutrition Health Facts For This Recipe
Now, let’s quickly dive into the nutrition facts of this easy-to-make recipe.
1. Medjool dates are a good source of fiber which helps in controlling digestion sugar in the blood sugar level. Originally from Morocco, these natural sweetness dates are typically sold dried, sticky, and with a soft texture.
High in antioxidants compounds such as flavonoids, carotenoids, and phenolic acid which are vital to fighting inflammation, cancerous and heart diseases, and protecting brain properties.
A 100g of Medjool dates consists of Calories 277, Fiber 6.7g, Natural sugar 67g, Calcium 64mg, high in Potassium 696mg, and Beta Carotene 89ug. For more nutrient facts, go to the USDA Food data central.
2. Oats are high in fiber which is good for digestion, has low-fat content, and is good for (#Ad)healthy weight loss, protecting the heart from cardio-related diseases, and lowers cholesterol.
An ounce of rolled oats bran consists of Calories 67, Protein 2.7g, Carbs 11g, Fiber 1.2g, Calcium 24mg, Niacin 1.4mg, and Folate 39.7ug. For more nutrient facts, go to the USDA Food data central.
3. Chia seeds keep your bones strong due to their high contents of magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus that are needed for bone strength. It also helps your brain function better, improve cognition and keep your heart healthy by lowering blood pressure.
An ounce of dried chia seeds consists of Fiber 9.75g, Calories 138, Protein 4.7g, Calcium 179mg, Phosphorus 244mg, and Vitamin A 15.3IU. For more nutrient facts, go to the USDA Food data central.
4. Peanut butter is an excellent plant-based protein source and rich in antioxidants too.
A tablespoon (16g) of peanut butter reduced-sodium consisting of Protein 3.8g, Carbs 3.5g, Total Fat 8g, Calories 94.4, and Sodium 32.5mg. For more nutrient facts, go to the USDA Food data central.
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