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Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls

 

For those lucky souls who have no nut allergies in their household peanut butter and chocolate is a perfect combination of delicious, decadent and protein packed. I love a good chocolate recipe, and this one doesn’t disappoint. These are great at room temperature or chilled in the fridge. I actually like them right out of the freezer. Eat Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls after a workout or take them along to fuel your session. Due to the nut butter, they are a source of fat which may not be well tolerated by some during a workout. Test your tolerance beforehand or keep them for after exercise.

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: none

Total Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 1 dozen balls

INGREDIENTS

2/3 cup Oats

¼ cup Nut Butter, I like peanut but choose your favourite!

1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds

¼ cup Dark Chocolate Chunks

¾ cup Pitted Dates

¼ cup Dried Cherries

½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon Maple Syrup

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Soften dates in warm water for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine dates, dried cherries, dark chocolate and chia seeds in a food processor.
  3. Pulse until fully mixed and dates are fully chopped.
  4. Add oats and nut butter. Pulse together stopping intermittently to push the batter down the sides of food processor with a spatula. Mix until just combined.
  5. Roll batter into 1” balls with your hands.
  6. Store balls in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Happy snacking!

Nutrient Profile/ 2 Energy balls 

  • 226     calories
  • 37 g    carbohydrate (12% DV)
  • 5 g       fibre (19% DV)
  • 23 g    sugars
  • 6 g      protein
  • 11 g     fat (17% DV)
  • 4 g      saturated fat (19% DV)
  • 0 mg  cholesterol
  • 52 mg sodium (2% DV)
  • 380 mg potassium (9% DV)
  • 39 mg calcium (4 % DV)
  • 2 mg iron (10% DV)

 

Nutritional planning is integral to achieve your optimal athletic performance. Gazelle Nutrition Lab delivers one on one or group nutritional counselling and consulting to both recreational and high-performance athletes. In addition, the Food for thought Recipes is a free resource for healthy recipes and health tips. Have questions? We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch!

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Ashley Leone

Ashley is a Sports Dietitian and Owner of Gazelle Nutrition Lab. Ashley provides nutrition advice and plans to athletes and everyday active people alike. Her goal is to help fuel your inner athlete and put good sense back into eating. Ashley is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable nutrition specialist, and has been a Registered Dietitian for almost 20 years.

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