I love to snack. No really, I LOOOOOOVE my snacks!!!! Most of what I consum are in snack like portions throughout the day. So I decided I need to make a fresh and healthier alternative to my bag of Pirates Booty, as well as giving me a boost of energy. Great for those long days of editing or having to run around like a crazy person.
So I pretty much combined all my favorite healthy treats into one and ran with it, after some tweaks I found a combination that tasted like a treat but still kept me fueled.
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Cup Steel Cut Oats
- 1/4 Cup Hemp Seeds
- 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
- 1/4 Cup Almond Butter
- 1 TSP Bourben Vanilla
- 1/4 TBL Maple Syrup
- 1 Juiced Lemon
- 1 Large Pear
- 2 Banannas
- 6 Dates (pitted)
- 1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds
- 1/4 Cup Cacao Nibs
- 1/2 Tablespoon Lemon Zest
- 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
- Pinch of Salt
- Dash Nutmeg
- Almond Milk
First take your oats and lghtly toast them at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
While your oats are toasting take your dates, bananas, almond butter, pear, lemon juice, vanilla and malple syrup, then stick it all in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Once oats are done throw in a large bowl with your cacao nibs, chia seeds, hemp seeds, almonds, lemon zest & spices, mix well.
Take your creamy blended mixture and stir into your large bowl, thoroughly coating everything. It should be moist, (I found out the hard way, they should look more so than you would think) but still stable enough to form a ball, if it’s too dry add a bit of almond or coconut milk.
In a separate dish pour in your coconut shavings, take formed balls and toss into shavings, coating the whole outside. Then BOOM it’s snack time!!!
Store in the fridge to keep fresh, they are great on the go and are easy to make. If looking to add a protein boost consider adding in your favorite protein powder, with a bit of liquid to keep moist, this can really help a person on the go keep their energy levels up.
I would love to see who tries it! And I still do love Pirates Booty ❤️