Thursday, February 23, 2012

Finding Some Energy

My life has been a little hectic lately. Both of my girls have terrible colds which means that they are up constantly in the night. My husband has been busy with school, although that is almost done (Yay!), and it is tax time. This is a good picture of what my life looks like right now:

All this picture needs is an empty coffee mug, some dirty tissues and two little girls with stuffed noses.

This is what I wish my life looked like:

                                                                Source: via Melody on Pinterest

But unfortunately, it doesn't look like that is going to happen any time soon. I was browsing Pinterest the other morning and I came across this recipe for balls of energy. Balls of HEALTHY energy. That is exactly what I need. So on my last trip to the bulk food store, I got my ingredients and last night when I didn't want to do any more numbers or taxes, I set to work. 

                                                                  Source: via Melody on Pinterest

I changed the recipe from what she was suggesting just a tiny bit. Okay, maybe a little more than a tiny bit, but the premise is still the same. Instead of peanut butter, I used almond butter, which is actually much healthier for you. I also added just a little more of the almond butter since I was using more dry ingredients than she was. More like 3/4 cup - 1 cup. Because I find almond butter more sweet, I added less honey, more like 1/4 cup. For the extra ingredients, I added shredded coconut, dried cranberries, walnut pieces and flax seeds as well as ground flax seeds.

They are so easy to make and absolutely fantastic. Just sitting here and writing this, I have already eaten three. Apparently I need a lot more energy than I thought. If you're looking for something quick, easy and healthy (and really, who isn't?) try this recipe.

How about you, do you have any fantastic healthy recipes that are tasty? Share with us!


  1. so funny you posted this - I made these on Sunday and will be doing a post soon! I stuck more to the original recipe...but I like your switching it up to almond butter (my preference, too). Did you have chocolate chips in yours??!?! I highly recommend!

    Also, I've been storing mine in the fridge, which sets them together nicely and gives them a firmer texture.

    Drool... I'm making more tonight!

    1. I just made my second batch today and this time at your suggestion added chocolate chips as well. Yum! My husband who is allergic to peanuts won't try it since it tastes too nutty but Bella loves them! I keep mine in the fridge as well. On the second batch I put in even more almond butter and I found that it helped to keep them from getting too crumbly. Can't wait to see your post!


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