We made some of these🍪 No Bake Cookie Energy Bites 🍪the other day to get more healthy fats in AND ward off the cookie cravings… instead of eating the sugar-laden granola bars we used to rely on.
😍MOMWIN: Some actually made it to the freezer to save for later without getting eaten 😉 Between my 3 year old, my husband and I they really don’t last long! I think because they taste like the No Bake Cookies we were used to eating back before trying to make our food choices a little healthier!
But eventually we just got sick and tired of being SICK and TIRED all the time, and figured we needed to find easier ways to get our health back under control as a busy family😊 And these cookies are full of healthy fats that keep our energy up, brains focused and metabolism going strong!
I also have a Lemon Energy Bite recipe too if that’s more your style! Just comment below and I’ll get it to ya. 🍋🍋🍋
NO BAKE ENERGY BITES
Servings: 12 (two bites each)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup toasted unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seed or wheat germ
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspooon cinnamon
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (optional!)
- Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Use enough water to make the dough rollable but not sticky!
- Roll into balls about 3/4″ in diameter.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.What would your family like better, Peanut Butter or Lemon flavored Energy Bites?
Michelle has two young boys and works night shift as a Pediatric RN. She had lost over 15lbs. and several pants sizes following an eating plan/workout routine, but then LIFE happened (we’ve ALL been there right?!) 😉 But she knew she wanted to prevent long-term health issues like high cholesterol and diabetes, so she could be there for her family for many years to come!
After working together to find a more maintainable lifestyle of balanced healthier choices, Michelle sent me this message that totally made my day: “I’m sleeping better, and feel better all around. It’s nice to be apart of a group of ladies that support each other and are so positive 💕 I love being around like-minded people that are striving to be their best.🙌”
I’m so proud of you lady, for making the decision that NOW is the time to take back your health and energy!!! It’s all about progress, not perfection. And thank you for being such an AWESOME motivator, you make our group so much fun 🎉🎉🎉 Seeing you make your health a priority, even with working shifts and being busy with your boys, is super inspiring!!!
TRUTH: I used to despise all smoothies/shakes…maybe because the only ones I had really encountered were those prepackaged weight loss shakes or gritty protein powders?
After becoming a mom, I realized that smoothies were an EASY way to get a dense dose of nutrition into my daily routine…and tons of healthy things that I would never be able to fit in with basic foods alone, even as I’m eating better and having salads DAILY. Plus it literally takes me 2 minutes to blend up each morning!
I truly have seen a difference in my energy, cravings, anxiety, and metabolism just by consistently starting my day off with a superfood smoothie each day.
I prefer Vegan Shakeology because:
#1 It’s got 70+superfoods (not just protein!)
#2 It’s sustainably sourced and high quality
#3 It’s dairy & gluten free (important when you are looking to reduce inflammation & thyroid/autoimmune symptoms)
#4 It actually TASTES GOOD when you find your perfect blend/recipe!
Here’s on of my favorite ways to mix it up…who else is into smoothies for a quick healthy meal? Share in the comments below how you like to mix yours up!
CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE
8 oz unsweetened almond, cashew or coconut milk
1/2 cup ice
1 cup raw spinach
1 scoop Shakeology Superfood blend
1/2 cup frozen cherries
1) Add ingredients in the above order.
2) Blend REALLY well, in a high speed blender, to ensure it’s a creamy, thick consistency.
3) Enjoy in place of one meal or snack to give you a natural energy boost!
If you’d like more info on Shakeology, just fill out the “Contact Me” section of the site and I can provide you with more resources to help you in your research!
21 Day Fix Container Equivalent: 1 red protein, 1 green veggie