My sister and I recently took a road trip to her college town and spent a few days with her soccer teammates. As usual we were cooking up a storm in the kitchen and exchanged recipes. Her roommates kept talking about these ‘energy balls’, a recipe given to them by their coaches for healthy eating in season. The balls, which can only be compared to Chef’s chocolate salty balls of South Park, are sinfully good and packed with healthy deliciousness. Though the name and shape of these goodies may lead to many inuendoes and giggles, the flaxseed meal that binds these balls together are filled with fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids so you can feel less guilty about overindulging in them!
1 cup dry oatmeal
2/3 toasted coconut flakes
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup ground flaxseed meal or wheat germ
½ cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
Pour all ingredients together in medium sized bowl, until mixed. Chill for 30 minutes. Roll into bit sized balls and munch! Store in airtight container for up to one week, but seriously good luck with that.