By Carley Schweet
These bites are the perfect pick-me-up after a busy day with clients, a tough gym session, or a day spent running around town. Plus, they keep well and are easy to throw in your bag or purse as you’re running out the door!
Integrative Nutrition taught me that it’s so important to nourish yourself, especially while giving so much energy to others. Since these are chock full of fiber, healthy fat, and protein, these simple little bites keep me nourished, energized, and full, and ensure that I will show up and be present when needed. Check out my video recipe for these bites on YouTube!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
2 cups rolled oats
2 ripe bananas, peeled
1/4 cup natural almond butter (I love the 365 Whole Food brand because there’s no sneaky added sugars)
2 tbsp. chocolate chips (I used dairy, soy, junk-free mini chips from Enjoy Life)
1 1/2 tbsp. maple syrup (Grade A preferred)
1 tbsp. flax seed
1 tsp. organic butter extract (Or sub in almond or vanilla extract if you don’t have butter extract on hand)
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
1. Add bananas to mixing bowl and mash with fork
2. Add all other ingredients to bowl, mix and continue mashing banana
3. Keep mixing until all ingredients are fully incorporated
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then roll bites into small balls and place on baking sheet
5. Place in freezer for one hour or until firm
Carley is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach living in Seattle, Washington. She loves to cook, develop recipes, spend time with her dogs, hike, horseback ride, and practice yoga. In June 2015, she started Coaching by Carley to help others experience the drastic changes that are possible when you make loving and nourishing yourself a priority. She loves working one-on-one with her clients and helping busy men and women bring balance and fulfillment back into their hectic lives. She believes that nurturing a healthy food relationship is essential to making healthy and lasting lifestyle changes. To learn more visit Coaching by Carley.