Make Energy Snacks at Home!

Make Energy Snacks at Home!

Taylor-Ng-SuburbanFam-Star-Athlete-12.12-300x225One of our members, Taylor Ng, has a great recipe for energy snacks that we just had to share with you. Taylor is not only a devoted member of the Evolution Fitness team and a hard-working athlete  — she is  a varsity lacrosse and tennis player, and last year won the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s High School Singles Championship for tennis and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Open Tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota — she’s also a creative cook. Now Taylor is sharing that creativity with us!

“One of the many things I love about Evolution Fitness is the positive attitudes of the coaches and team members when it comes to working hard every day to achieve a healthy lifestyle,” Taylor said. “Sharing this is just a small way to say thanks.”

Give Taylor’s recipe a look. We think you’ll love these easy-to-make, delicious energy snacks!

Taylor’s Energy Balls

  • 1 cup whole grain oats
  • 1 cup organic dried cranberries
  • ½ cup organic crunchy peanut butter
  • ½ cup organic ground premium flaxseed
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup light agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all of the ingredients into a mechanical mixer and mix until there is a uniform look throughout. Use a medium cookie scooper, scoop out one equivalent of batter and roll into an approximately 1-inch energy ball.

Place energy balls on a plate with one sheet of waxed paper and put plate into refrigerator to stiffen the energy balls once all of the batter has been used. Store the energy balls in a sealed container and keep them refrigerated until they are ready to be enjoyed!

Note:  Recipe makes about 20 energy balls.  Organic coconut flakes or any dried fruits can be substituted for dried cranberries.  Whole roasted flaxseeds may be substituted for ground flaxseed.  Semi-sweet chocolate chips may be substituted for dark chocolate chips.  Honey may be substituted for agave.  Variations of this recipe may contain extra cinnamon or added mocha flavor.  Feel free to experiment!

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