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... It's about that time I start making some snacks and meals to put into our freezer to have ready to go for postpartum. Owen says it's not needed and he'll take care of it all(what a gem) BUT I think I'll be helping both of us out :)
This week, one of the things I decided on making was Nut Butter Collagen Energy Balls. It really just started with pulling out random ingredients that I thought would go well together and they turned out PRETTY DANG GOOD!
Collagen is something I incorporated into my every day routine about two weeks ago and haven't missed a day. I use Earth Fed Muscle's Chocolate collagen and it is delicious.
- Collagen benefits include:
- Improve skin, hair, and nails
- Impacts joint and bone health
- Increased muscle mass
- Repairs muscle
I love putting a scoop of EFM chocolate collagen in my coffee every morning. I used to use just chocolate whey protein but I'd always have to let the coffee cool down in order for the whey to mix. Using the collagen however doesn't require you to cool down the coffee, mixes so well, and is the perfect added flavor for your homemade latte! I have also noticed my finger nails growing a lot quicker recently (I think it's a combination of the bone broth I'm drinking too). I promise you, this collagen is AMAZNG.
These nut butter collagen energy balls do not require any baking AND are rather simple to make. I made my first batch and right away made a second because they are so good. I have a feeling these will continue to be a recipe I often go back to making.
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup Almond butter ( can use any nut butter)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 shredded unsweetened coconut
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 3 scoops Earth Fed Muscle Chocolate Collagen
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl, food processor, or Vitamix
- Mix well until all ingredients are fully combined
- Using a ice cream scoop, scoop mixture and press firmly. Then form ball with hands.
- Repeat until all mixture s gone, about 12-15 balls.
- Place in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes to allow balls to set.
- Store in fridge in air tight container OR freezer
- If going to layer, use parchment paper to prevent from sticking together.
MACROS per ONE ENERGY BALL:
- Fat: 7 grams
- Carbohydrates: 9 grams
- Protein: 5 grams
- Calories: 120