Quinoa Energy Balls (V)(GF)
I have been seriously struggling with a sweet tooth lately and have had a craving I cannot seem to satisfy with dates and nut butters alone. So if I cannot eat a big piece of chocolate cake at 3:00 pm everyday, I think these little snack nuggets will suffice.
You can whip these together in 10 minutes and enjoy them when you need your daily pick me up. I added chocolate chips to my balls but you can definitely omit them if you wish. I used the mini chips by Enjoy Life.
To make these you will need…
¼ Cup Organic Peanut Butter (or other nut butter)
1 Cup of Cooked Quinoa
2 teaspoons of Honey (Agave or Maple Syrup will work)
1 teaspoon of Molasses
1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
Optional: ¼ Cup mini dairy free chocolate chips
Mix the above ingredients in a bowl until well combine. Be sure to let the quinoa cool before you add everything else. Roll tablespoon size lumps into pretty little balls. You can put these in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to make them set or you can just put them in the fridge and allow them to harden slowly. I gobbled up all the bits that didn’t make it into a neat ball and clean up was a breeze with just one pot to clean. Store them in the refrigerator.
My balls have about 2 grams of protein and 50 calories each, incase you are counting.
I am about to go have one now with a big chai :0)