I got this note a few weeks back from one of my favorite people in the world, Cathy Theimer Shaw. She is a Renewal Detox and KIC star, and oh, how I adore her! One of the things I like most about Cathy is that she takes action. Even with a busy schedule as a mom and business owner, she still makes time to prepare healthy meals and snacks for herself and loved ones.
“Ok, so I have two words for you – POWER BALLS! I had no idea these would be sooooo good! I threw them together for an after school snack for the kids and need to get out of this house so I don’t eat anymore! Here’s what I have waiting for the kids at 2:30. My husband just came in so three have mysteriously gone missing- you can see the before and after below. How yummy are these?!
We are busy right now with 3 kids, 3 schools and 3 sports teams, but we continue to eat well though – thanks to my stockpile of recipes from you, Lisa. I love to bake so after school snacks are my favorite (healthy ones of course *grin*). But those balls – aaah! – They were loved by all! In fact, my Kate had a friend over who ate at least four of them and was particularly fond of the cinnamon covered ones (I improvised and rolled one row in cinnamon b/c my kids love it and to no surprise, those went first!). “ ~Cathy
Ready to try these tasty snacks?
(Kickin’ It Clean recipe)
1 ½ cup raw honey (or raw agave nectar)
4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten -Free Rolled Oats
Coconut or sesame seedsDirections:Mix almond butter and honey together.
Blend oats until powdered.
Add oats to nut butter/honey mixture. Adjust consistency if necessary.
Roll balls in coconut or seeds.Makes 35-40 balls.
Will last in fridge for 1 week (you can also freeze them).
You can add kale or flaxseed for an added nutritional boost.
Try this healthy clean snack for after school or even if you are a runner. This snack has been known to be perfect to carry with you on your runs and for a post-workout protein boost.
The possibilities are endless to make these your own creation.
What ingredient will you add to these Power Balls?
Wow can’t wait to whip this up and take them as a healthy whole food “cookie” to an anual Christmas cookie exchange in Dec! Thanks for sharing.
Oooooh, cookie exchange idea! Perfect! You can make them festive somehow…lots of coconut, cinnamon…fun!
adding Chia seeds
thanks for the recipe 🙂
Nancy, lovely, your running group awhile back had first taste of these tasty treats. AND the chia seeds, nice. An omega 3 boost!
cacao nibs of course!
Yes, yes, cacao!!! Absolutely, Sheila!