I love hiking… in case you didn’t pick that up from my social media accounts. And recently I was fortunate to spend the morning hiking/ running. As we approached the top of the mountain, my legs were burning, I was sweating, and starting to feel a bit, well, tired.
Then it happened. My friend Brian asked if I would like a homemade energy ball.
Food tastes exceptionally good when you’re out in the wilderness, and not only were these energy balls delicious, they gave me a much needed energy boost to get to the car.
I went right to the store, picked up a few ingredients and made a modified version of Brian’s energy balls. His were arguably simpler to make: mash together 2 bananas, 1/3 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup honey, 2 cups oats and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Take your pick, or add your own flare.
Let your kitchen be a place to create magical, delicious, nourishing food!
- 2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup dates, pitted
- 2 bananas, ripe and mashed
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup hemp hearts
- 1/2 cup almonds. chopped
- In a food processor, blend up bananas and dates. if the dates are dry, you may need to add a bit of water or almond milk. Add chia seeds, hemp hearts and almonds. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in oats. Roll into balls. Place on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once they are frozen, transfer to another container or bag to store (if you freeze them in a container right away they'll stick together).
- Play around with extra add ins. Be creative!