What are the chances that everyone catches a cold during the same week of Christmas holidays? Pretty high apparently.
It was New Year’s Eve morning when my boyfriend woke up with a nasty cough and stuffy nose, which corresponded with when my best friend visiting from all the way in Oklahoma woke up with the same thing, and so did numerous other important people in my life. But somehow, I managed to be spared from this nasty cold that decided to get everyone during our rare corresponding time off of work.
Feeling rather helpless (and a little tired of binge watching The Making of a Murderer), I figured what might help my couch-ridden boyfriend was a few homemade power balls. I swear I had an energy boost after eating just one of these! They’re packed full of good grains, fibre, healthy fats and of course a touch of chocolate because it was the holidays and we deserve it (we still deserve it even in January).
You can whip these bad boys up in 15 minutes and eat immediately without baking or cooling. No fancy tools required and you’ll thank me later when you only have to clean one bowl, one spoon and a few measuring cups.
No Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Power Balls
- 1 cup of rolled, flake or quick oats
- 1/2 cup of ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/3 cup of almond butter
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp stevia
- 1/4-1/2 cup of chocolate*
- One: Measure all ingredients except chocolate and pour them into one bowl.
- Two: Mix the ingredients well using a wooden spoon.
- Three: Add in chocolate and mix well until combined.
- Four: Roll into balls and place on plate for serving or into a container to refrigerate for later.
- Don’t use steel cut oats for this recipe. They stay crunchy and aren’t as smooth in the balls.
- The chocolate quantity is completely up to you but start off small. You can always add more but trying to pick chocolate chips out of your dough is less than pleasurable.
- Mix it up – through in some caramel chips instead of chocolate