In our family, gut health is at the top of the list when it comes to nutritional priorities. The more and more I learn about human health the more it points me back to the gut. One of my passions as a Yoga Therapist is working with improving Mental Health specifically. It's AMAZING the correlation between gut and mental health! I recently read the book "Fiber Fueled," about the benefits of eating a variety of plant based foods. It inspired me to take a recipe I make at least a couple times a month and give it an update. My kids love these and I feel great about serving these to them. They are a great source of healthy fat, plant based protein, fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. Let me know what you think about them!
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free
2 and 1/2 c. rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
1 c. unsweetened sunbutter
1 c. natural peanut butter
1/2 c. freshly ground flaxseeds
1/2 c. vegan chocolate chips (mini work best but use what you have)
1/2 c. dried sweetened blueberries
1/4 c. chia seeds
1/4 c. hemp seeds
2 tbl. extra virgin olive oil (or avocado, etc)
1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Mix together by hand.
3. If time set in fridge for 20 minutes before rolling into balls. I find the oats soften a bit and I like the end result more.
4. If not, roll immediately into 1 inch size balls. Place in airtight container and store in your refrigerator. Lasts for about 2 weeks.
*This recipe makes approximately 35 balls. You may want to cut recipe in half if you are cooking for less people. *