Salty Energy Balls

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[portfolio_slideshow id=4611 width=1200] I am back with another really easy way to make some healthy food to bring on your next ride. Everyone will love these and with the name like Salty Balls you will all get a good laugh as well.

So here we go.

Mix up your dry ingredients. 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats, 1 cup Shredded Coconut, 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder, 1/2 cup Chocolate (nuts or drier fruit work as well) and Salt.

Next up things will get a bit messy. Now is a good time to wash your hands and prepare to get a bit dirty. Scoop in 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 1/3 cup of honey. This can be tricky if your peanut butter and honey aren’t at room temperature. Now is a good time to roughly mix everything together. Next up throw in a dash of Vanilla Extract and a couple spoonfuls of Coconut Oil. Now comes the fun part. You can try and mix this all together with a spoon but it’s so much easier to just work it all in with your hands. There is no science behind this. It’s ready to go when you feel like everything has been mixed up evenly. Maybe you don’t want it mixed evenly and thats fine. Do you.

Next up line a baking tray or plate with waxed paper. Use your hands to roll the mixture into little balls. Size is obviously up to you. I prefer to roll balls that are bit smaller than a golf ball. It really comes down to what you will be using them for. I end up rolling half of it in larger balls which will be used for big days on the bike and the rest in a smaller size that I bring with me to work or the climbing gym. Experiment and have fun with it.

Now that you have all your balls rolled out. Top them off with some extra coconut and salt. Throw them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before eating them. After cooling down they should be ready to eat or prepare for storage. I like to wrap them in waxed paper and store them in the freezer.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

Old Fashioned Oats - 1 cup Shredded Coconut Unsweetened - 1 cup Vanilla Protein Powder - 1 scoop Peanut Butter - 1/2 cup Honey - 1/3 cup Coconut Oil - 2 scoops Chocolate - 1/2 cup (can replace with anything really) Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp (optional) Salt - to taste (optional) Ground Coffee - 1 ,2, 3, 4? tbsp? (optional)