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Healthy Gingerbread Power Balls

Power Balls

For a while now, I’ve been seeing signs and ads for power balls. My assumption was that these things were packed full of caffeine or at the least matcha powder and those who eat them regularly are buzzing for the rest of the day.

When I finally decided to google them and figure out what exactly goes into power balls I was shocked. No caffeine, not particularly high in sugar and most of them are low in fat. In terms of power or energy – that all comes from natural ingredients and giving your body a healthy boost instead of one filled with non-natural additives like most of the energy boosters out there.

In the spirit of leaves turning yellow and PSLs taking over, I wanted to make power balls that would be perfect for fall. These little treats are healthy, packed full of good nutrients and are great as a mid term study snack or a quick boost when running between meetings.

Healthy Gingerbread Power Balls

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup flax seed
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup caramel chips or chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger

Steps

  • One – Place a piece of wax paper on a plate or the counter. This will be used for placing the balls once you’ve rolled them.
  • Two – Mix all ingredients together using a large spoon.
  • Three – Using your hands, roll the dough into balls. Place on the wax paper or eat immediately.

Pro Tips

  • Throw in some shredded coconut for more texture and sweetness.
  • Keep these refrigerated if you’re not enjoying them right away and freeze them for up to a month if needbe.
  • Measure your refrigerated almond butter then let it sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes so it can warm up and be easier to work with.
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5 Comments

  • Reply miammiammena September 16, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Wow! I think my kids would actually eat these. Could substitute soynut butter for the almond butter? My son is nut-free (the joys of food allergies).

    • Reply sugarandsam September 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Yes! For sure. I bet the soynut butter would be a delicious substitute.

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  • Reply Nirodaigh September 17, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    definitely going to give these a go – also for my daughter who’s started college and exhausted with travel/racing around etc. Thanks!

    • Reply sugarandsam September 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      They really are a great study snack! Thanks for stopping by

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