No Bake Energy Bites Recipe for the Breastfeeding Mama
breastfeeding is my cardio
signed by: me every time I have a child
I love when I can accommodate healthy snacks into my day. I know as mamas (experienced or brand new!) it can be super difficult staying eating a clean diet, taking care of a baby, and taking care of a house hold!
These no bake energy bites have been my go- to gift to any new mama’s, or any of my breastfeeding friends! They have drastically helped me maintain my supply, and keep my constantly hungry belly full! #BreastfeedingProblems
🌸 1 cup dry oatmeal (I used the big, old fashioned kind)
🌸 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes unsweetened
🌸1/2 peanut butter (I used all natural peanut butter. Many of my friends use regular Kraft)
🌸 1/2 cup ground flax seed (it's $3-$4 at Walmart and I've made over 7 batches with the same bag!)
🌸 1/2 cup of add ins (I used 1/4cup dark chocolate & 1/4 cup of craisins)
🌸 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
🌸 2 tbsp chia seeds
🌸 1 tsp vanilla
🌸 1/2 tsp cinnamon
I have a kitchenaid mixer I used for simplicity's sake, but I've mixed it by hand many times.
I like to mix the peanut butter, vanilla, cinnamon, honey, and chia seeds together first. It doesn’t have to be a great mix, just incorporated.
I add in the ground flax seed and add ins until partially combined.
Lastly, I add in the dry oatmeals.
Once done, either line a pan with tin foil & press the protein batter down, or roll into bite size balls!
Refrigerate or freeze and they're ready to go.
Important notes to take:
it takes me less than 10 minutes from start until clean up
I recommend rolling into bite sized balls, as they are easier to take on the go, and less messy
I recommend making a double, triple, or quadruple batch. Not only do they keep for an extremely long time in the fridge, but they are actually addicting!
Do not eat more than 2, max 3 a day. Fun not- so- funny fact: chia seeds can constipate, and I have had a few friends confide in this issue after binge eating a ton of these protein bites!