With the holidays coming to a close, you might also be noticing that your pants are becoming a little hard to close too. Most of us spend the holidays with friends and family eating and relaxing…probably not indulging on the healthiest of foods or making time to go to the gym. To get you back in the swing, try these tasty energy balls. Not only are they a healthy treat or start to your morning, but they will hopefully put a little pep in your step to get you back into your regular routine.
8 oz Chopped Dates
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
1 Tablespoon Ground Flax
1.5 Cups Steel Cut Oatmeal (uncooked, dry)
1 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 Cup Honey
1/3 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Combine the chia seeds, flax, honey and dates in a blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth and completely combined. Don’t make it too thick or you won’t have enough to cover the remaining ingredients. If too thick add more honey or a smidge of water.
In a large bowl mix oats, cranberries, dark chocolate chips. Top with the blended mixture and combine. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Once the mixture has cooled, use a spoon to fill mini cupcake tins. Each cupcake space should be tightly packed. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Best if eaten when cold so they maintain their shape.
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